KY Public Transportation Authority Appointments

Governor Steve Beshear just announced new appoints to the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority. His office is calling it an “essential step” toward financing the Ohio River Bridges project.

“This is an essential step toward financing new bridges across the Ohio River, as well as other projects that are critically important but simply too large for our traditional system of transportation funding,” Gov. Beshear said.

The 11 appointees are:

  • Mike Hancock, Frankfort, secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Lori Flanery, Louisville, deputy secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet
  • Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly, Lebanon representing the Kentucky Association of Counties
  • Letcher County Judge-Executive Jim Ward, Whitesburg, representing the Kentucky County Judge-Executives Association
  • Mayor Elaine Walker, Bowling Green, representing the Kentucky League of Cities
  • Don Kelly, Lexington, civil engineer and a former secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Glenn B. Mitchell, Frankfort, former commissioner of fiscal management for the Transportation Cabinet and former deputy secretary, Finance and Administration Cabinet, now retired
  • Laura Douglas, Louisville, vice president of E.ON US
  • Charlie Johnson, Louisville, trucking industry business executive
  • Nelda Barton-Collings, Corbin, retired business executive and former chair, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Larry Sanderson, Paducah, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 184

The group’s first meeting will be held on November 1.

5 thoughts on “KY Public Transportation Authority Appointments

  1. Why only three people from Louisville to discuss and design a Louisville bridge plan? Louisvillians don’t decide Paducha bridges we just pay for them.

  2. The appointment of Jim Ward, Letcher County Judge Executive by Gov. Beshear is very disappointing. His campaign was involved in the Mountain Eagle newspaper, in Whitesburg, being taken from most all stores in Letcher County the day of the election. Appalshop is doing a documentary on that shady election, where the Democrat defeated a very good longtime progressive Republican.
    Sad to see him rewarded instead of embarrassed.

  3. what a pile of CRAP this list is!!
    as a native of Bowling Green(no longer living there), even I have to ask what in the hell mayor walker would have to contribute to a bridges project for a river 120 miles away??
    spread that dirty money across the state gov. B!!
    meet the new boss, same as all the old bosses!

  4. Not a soul from Henderson on this list. You know, because that bridge really isn’t necessary or anything. Let’s put the mayor of BG on there, though. Yeah, that makes sense.

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