Wayne County Outlook …

Posted May 6, 2020 at 11:51 am

Road work began April 22 on KY 790 in Pulaski County, as part of a safety improvement project.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8, work began at the Pulaski-Wayne County line at mile point 0. It will end at the intersection of KY 90 at mile point 5.5.

Work will consist of grade and drainage improvements with asphalt rehabilitation.

During this project, the roadway will be reduced to one lane in the area where work is being performed, with traffic controlled by flaggers. Motorists are advised to use caution and pay close attention to signs.

Jave, LLC was awarded the $1.9 million contract. Work is expected to be completed by November 15.

The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or unforeseeable delays.

Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http:/goky.kygov or www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.


Wayne County Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) will continue through May 11, which will conclude the school year for local students. The district implemented the NTI days due to the pandemic in mid-March.

Schools across Kentucky were ultimately instructed to remain closed for the remainder of the school year by Governor Andy Beshear on April 20. Beshear has been very supportive of distance learning and chose not to end that valuable instruction.

Wayne County schools have learned a lot about digital learning or school work through packets, during this unprecedented time. In fact, the district may be ahead of many other districts in the state in regard to what they have been able to offer students.

Wayne County Superintendent Wayne Roberts believes the online instruction has gone well. The staff’s dedication and devotion to teaching their students has been impressive. The school district’s technology department has been an asset assisting with everything from Chromebooks to Zoom meetings to a PC Remote capability to producing face shield masks for medical personnel.

The food service department has done a remarkable job providing meals. Wayne County has over 3,000 students and over 2,000 children are currently being fed through the federally funded food service program, with the help of the transportation department and a curb side pickup service.

The district is considering all kinds of creative or virtual plans for honors, end of year activities, and graduation so students do not miss out on these marks.