McCracken Fiscal Court Passes Road Closure
By Adam Morton
PADUCAH, KY - A seldom-used road in McCracken County is closing.
The final vote took place on Monday during the Fiscal Court Meeting. All commissioners voted in favor of the closure and removal from the county road system of Anderson Road.
At the prior Fiscal Court Meeting a public hearing was held after the Tennessee Valley Authority asked if Anderson Road could be closed. County Road Engineer Randy Williams spoke during the hearing. "We had a request to close the the road. The road no longer serves the public. No one lives on it. It doesn't serve a purpose other than going to what is TVA's property."
Williams also noted that Anderson Road is a dead end road.
There were no comments from the public.
The closure is in compliance of KRS 178.70 which allows fiscal courts to close county roads, provided they publish a notice at
three places within one mile of the road. The county must also appoint two impartial people to view the road and report what possible issues would result from the closure.
Williams and two others appointed by the court made several visits to Anderson Road before determining it was appropriate to close the road.