• John McGary, Woodford Sun Staff

Breaking news: Bevin nixes bypass

Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget does not include funds in the six-year road plan for the proposed Northwest Versailles Mobility Corridor, which would connect Falling Springs Boulevard to Frankfort Road.

The governor unveiled a bare-bones budget in his address to the General Assembly Tuesday night.

Reached for response Thursday morning, Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott, a supporter of the bypass, conceded that Bevin’s proposal makes it unlikely it will be built any time soon.

“His budget proposal was a great setback and, I believe, a very short-sighted decision. … Woodford County was short-changed in many ways,” Traugott said.

Traugott said Bevin’s plan would send $15 million in state road funds to Robertson County and just $2.5 million to Woodford County.

A governor’s budget proposal is merely a starting point for the two-year state budget, which must be approved by the state House and Senate, the latter of which is controlled by Republicans.

The Sun will have much more on the story in the days to come.

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