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Kentucky getting $27 million for road repairs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The feds are sending $27 million to Kentucky to help pay for repairs to the state's transportation system after last winter's devastating ice storm.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the funding Monday. LaHood said the money is part of a $201 million appropriation from the Federal Highway Administration that's being made available to 15 states to pay for repairs to transportation infrastructure damaged by storms, flooding and other natural disasters.

Under the program, Kentucky will be reimbursed for repairs to highways, bridges and other roadway structures such as traffic signals and signs, guardrails and lighting.

The money also can help pay the cost of debris removal, key in Kentucky because the ice storm blocked highways across the state with fallen trees.

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