Road Department


Jonathan Deweese, Department Supervisor

462 Boat Factory Road
Morgantown, KY 42261

Office: (270) 526-4123
Cell: (270) 526-0199
Fax: (270) 526-5001

The Butler County Road Department is charged with the maintenance, up-keep and improvements to all county roads that have been formally adopted into the county road maintenance system. The road department maintains approximately 420 miles of roadway.

Road Department Services

  • Drainage (culverts, ditching, curb & guttering)
  • Bridges
  • Road Surface (paving & potholes)
  • Mowing (rights-of-ways)
  • Signage
  • Trees (on rights-of-ways)
  • Snow Removal
  • Roadside trash
  • Guardrail
  • Leaves in the fall (must be in bags - 50 lb maximum

Duties and Responsibilities

This position entails the responsibility for supervision of all construction, maintenance and repair of all county roads, related public works and personnel necessary for the operation of the county road department.

  • See that County roads and bridges are improved and maintained as provided by law.
  • Responsible for seeing that requests made by Fiscal Court are carried out in an effective and efficient manner. Supervise the construction and maintenance of County roads and bridges and other work of like nature undertaken by Fiscal Court.
  • Responds to concerns expressed by the public and relay these concerns to the Fiscal Court and recommends solution. Make reports from time to time to as the Fiscal Court directs.
  • Examine the various formations and deposits of gravel and stone in the County to ascertain the materials most available and best suited for the improvement of roads therein, and, when requested by the Bureau of Highways, submit samples of such materials and deposits and make a written report concerning the materials.
  • Establish or cause to be established necessary grades and recommend means of drainage repair and improvement.
  • Inspect, or cause to be inspected, each County road or bridge during its construction or improvement, and certify to the Fiscal Court the progress of the work and whether or the work is being done according to the contract, plans and specifications prepared therefore. If he / she finds that the work is not being done in accordance with the contract plans and specifications he / she may stop any further work thereafter until the Fiscal Court has inspected and passed upon it.
  • Remove or direct the removal of trees or other obstacles from the right-of-way of any publicly dedicated road when the trees or other obstacles become a hazard to traffic.
  • Responsible for the supervision of county road department employees, maintenance and repair personnel. If disciplinary problems arise with Road Department employees, the Road Supervisor is responsible to advise the County Judge/Executive and assist him if necessary in taking disciplinary action.
  • Keep track of all material used, rock, culvers, fuel, etc.
  • Any other duties the County Judge/Executive and / or the Fiscal Court shall deem necessary.
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