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Office of Judge Vaughan issues emergency road repair alert

Roley-Yuma road one-way for 200 feet
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Due to emergency road repair, the Roley-Yuma Road has been reduced to one lane for 200 feet near Roley until further notice. --from the Office of Adair County Judge Executive Jerry Vaughan, Lisa Lee, secretary.

The county road department is building retaining walls to stop the erosion of the roadway when Mill Creek is up.

The work is being financed by a grant from the state highway department. Magistrate Joe Rogers and Secretary Lisa Lee of the County Judge executive's office were at the site Wednesday evening. They said that the county had gotten 80 per cent of a request for $9,000, or $7,200 to do the work.

The construction should take about two weeks, Mr. Rogers said.

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Where mighty Mill Creek et into the bank

2006-08-17 - Roley, Adair CO, KY - Photo CM staff. Right here on the western limits of Roley, KY, county officials have reduced traffic on the Roley-Yuma road to one lane while the roadside is reinforced against the ravages of Mill Creek. Off time to time, Sixth District Magistrate Joe Rogers said, the county has had to reinforce and extend the retaining wall. Mill Creek gets powerful natural runoff, and often the creek is over the roadway here. The barn at the right is in Roley Mayor Bill Sears' yard.
Travel note: Yes, the Roley-Yuma Road around the bend and in Adair County beyond, stays just about as pretty as this the whole length.

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This will also do Bill Sears, Roley mayor

2006-08-17 - Roley, Adair CO, KY - Photo CM staff. Bill Sears is the self proclaimed but publicly accept mayor of Roley, the historic little community in northern Adair County. Sears, a Vietnam veteran, proudly flies the American flag in his yard. Sears, a Taylor County native, moved to this house in 1988. The home itself has been a Roley landmark for many years. When Ina Goode owned it, a large sign reminded folks it was every bit as important to Ina Goode as Monticello was to Jefferson. A large "Thistledome" sign stood in the yard. Folks from off interpreted it as "Thistle Dome," But Ina Goode gently reminded them it was pronounced "This Will Do Me." If you drive northern Adair County now as it enters one of it's most beautiful seasons, you'll understand why Ina Goode was so contented here.
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A bridge over Mill Creek

2006-08-17 - Roley, Adair CO, KY - Photo CM staff. A bridge over Mill Creek at Roley offers a pleasant summer vantage point. Though the creek is behaving quite well at this time, it can be menacingly fierce after heavy rains. Workmen from the Adair County Road Department will be in the area repairing damage to the Roley-Yuma Road a few feet upstream.
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Scenic Adair County: A place in Roley

2006-08-17 - Roley, Adair County, KY - Photo Ed Waggener. Roley, Kentucky, is a place that where you want to be after you've done what needs to be done and you are looking for a place to appreciate it all, ponder, think big thoughts, and just thank God for places like Roley. Bill Sears, an incomer to Roley in 1988, an emigrant from Campbellsville, is deep in thought in one of the prettiest places in Adair County, Mill Creek. The beautiful home in the background belongs to Ed and Jennifer Peterson. This point is about 21 miles from Columbia, according to Jobe Darnell, head of the Adair County Roads Department. To get to Roley, take KY 55 north from the Square, then KY 551 through Egypt and Knifley, then, at the outskirts of Roley, take a left on to Casey Creek Road, then make a left onto Roley-Yuma Road. Travel on, but ask directions often if you don't have a GPS or a good phone. It's gorgeous country, but Down Countians can get lost here.
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