by Darren Doyle
The Edmonson County Fiscal Court voted to implement a county-wide 35mph speed limit on all county roads with the exception of those that are already listed at 25mph or 15mph.
County roads are all roads with green road signs and are not numbered. They are mostly considered side or secondary roads and are used mainly for residential and agricultural purposes. Those that are numbered like HWY 259, 101, and 743 for example, are state roads and will not be included in the new county ordinance.
The roads that will be affected by the new ordinance are the ones currently listed at 45mph, which is currently the highest speed limit allowed on some county roads. As soon as the ordinances are drafted and approved and the signage is replaced, the new 35mph speed limit will be in effect.
Magistrate Joe Durbin says lowering limits alone won’t change drivers’ habits but said it was a needed start. He made the motion which was seconded by Mag. Mark Woosley and passed by unanimous vote.