|By Dennis Brown
Lewis County Judge
Executive Steve Applegate says he wants to welcome visitors to Lewis County with some
signs placed along highways at the county line.
Applegate said he is considering two designs featuring the renowned explorers Lewis and
"The signs will help in more ways than one," Applegate said. "They will
promote the county, help tourism and leave a lasting impression on people who may just be
passing through," he said.
Applegate said he plans to locate the signs along Ky. Rt. 57 at the Fleming County
line, the AA Highway at the Mason, Greenup and Carter County lines, and Ky. Rt. 8 at the
Greenup County line.
He said other locations will also be considered depending on the traffic counts.
Applegate presented rough sketches to Caudill Signs in Morehead and they returned some
proofs to him for consideration.
Graphic by Caudill Signs
Another possible design for Welcome to Lewis County road
The signs feature the likeness of the explorers and will also have a smaller panel
attached, which will note the Bicentennial Expedition this year. A re-enactment group will
be stopping in Lewis County in September. The panel can easily be changed to promote other
events or points of interest.
The back of the signs thanks visitors and invites them back. The likeness of a
pioneer is the featured graphic on the back of the proposed signs.
Applegate said he hopes to have the signs erected soon and invites anyone with comments
to contact him.