It is over. Finally.
This past Tuesday, nearly 60% of Kentucky's registered voters, approximately 1.9 million people, cast their ballots for President, U.S. Senate, Kentucky State House of Representatives, and several other elected positions such as Family Court Judge, Council members, and even Soil and Water Conservation District Representative.
There was a lot to vote on - and a lot of change occurred.
Now, the election is over, and it is time for the real work to begin. KBT's issues and many other issues, regardless of who won the Presidency or the State House or the local Council, will have to be addressed.
We have to maintain and improve the roads and bridges we have, build the new roads and bridges we need, improve our airports, bring our ports and inland water system up to modern standards, provide a transit system that moves our citizens where they need to go, and re-energize our rail system.
And it would be that way regardless of who won the election.
Our issues impact every Kentuckian - even every American - every single day, regardless of who they are or where they live or how they vote.
And the thing is, our issues are fixable. Roads, bridges, airports, rail roads, riverports, locks, and dams can all be built, maintained, and improved.
It just takes funding to do it. And right now, we don't have enough funding to meet our growing transportation needs.
We're ready to work on finding a sustainable solution for our transportation network. My hope is that we'll have lots of people who are willing to join us so we can start building the transportation network we need for the future before it is too late.
And - as a reminder - today is Veteran's Day. I encourage you to take a moment to give thanks to all the Veterans who have served this great country of ours, ensuring we have the right to vote.
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