Gov. Beshear signs executive order to help with drought

FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) - Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order to have the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) expedite the transport of emergency supplies to counties suffering with drought.

The order directs the KTC to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying the supplies including water and livestock.

"Having responded to a series of weather disasters as Governor, I know that quick and decisive action is absolutely critical to recovery efforts," said Gov. Beshear.  "Our farmers need all the help they can get to fight the affects of this drought, and we will continue to assist them in whatever way we can."

Drought-related conditions began in the state in March with high temperatures and lower rainfall. 90 counties in Kentucky are classified as suffering moderate to severe drought conditions.

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