Kentucky

The Trump Administration authorized disaster assistance for more than 27 Kentucky counties and cities on April 24 affected by a weather system that produced extended episodes of strong winds and torrential rain — triggering flooding, flash flooding, landslides and mudslides — between Feb.

Midwest Mole, an Indiana-based trenchless construction contractor, recently came home with NUCA's top 2019 trenchless construction job award and the top overall job award for their part in a wild emergency project in Kentucky. While at the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Jason Miller, president of Midwest Mole, received a call about a potential emergency unfolding in Louisville.

Gehl will debut the ALT950 telescopic articulated loader for the first time at National Farm and Machinery show in Louisville, Ky. This full-sized wheel loader adds up to 17 ft. of telescopic lift height and has a tipping capacity of 10,974 lbs. (4,978 kg).

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently reached two milestones, completing work on the 100th bridge in a program aimed at repairing 1,000 bridges in the state, and awarding a $93.3 million contract to Central Bridge Company/Bizzack Construction joint venture and HDR to restore 106 more.

In what has become an annual tradition in the Louisville area, Bunch Brothers conducted its popular Two-Day Fall Auction Dec. 3 to 4 across from the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. The auction covered several acres of equipment from area contractors, dealers and rental houses.

Frey & Sons held an absolute close out auction for Steffen's Rental just south of Cincinnati in Covington, Ky., on Nov. 21. Hundreds of equipment buyers showed up onsite in hopes of landing equipment bargains and online bidding was extremely active as well.

The annual GIE+Expo Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+Expo) was held Oct. 16 to 18 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky. Sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Inc. (OPEI) and Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) the GIE+EXPO is co-located with Hardscape North America, which is produced by Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Association and the National Concrete Masonry Association.

Registration was a "well-oiled machine" early morning on day-one as attendees flocked to attend the first educational sessions and opening day of the show floor. Record numbers of utility and construction professionals converged on Louisville, Ky., for the 2019 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) Oct.

The Associated General Contractors of America named Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as its first-ever Legislator of the Year for his work during the 115th Congress to support the construction industry. Association officials noted that the Kentucky senator played a key role in passing comprehensive tax reform, eliminating regulatory barriers, approving pro-employment judges and supporting key infrastructure projects in his home state during the 2017-2018 Congressional session.

ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will be held Oct.1 to 3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Register by Aug. 23 to save 50 percent on tickets to the exhibition. ICUEEis a leading event for utilities and utility and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends, focused on electric transmission and distribution, telecom, cable, natural gas, water and wastewater, and vegetation management.

Construction crews in Kentucky have something of a challenge on their hands, managing high volumes of traffic while rebuilding 3.5 miles of mainline Interstate 275 and a mile of two-lane ramps to Interstate 75. "It just really makes it challenging to deal with material access and access to the construction site in general with the volumes that go through there," said Robert Franxman, transportation engineer specialist with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.