Section of US127 Named Logann Driskell Memorial Highway

Kelly BakerState Representative James TiptonJudge Executive Orbrey GrittonMayor Goodlett

Today was a special day to honor an Anderson County native who passed away two years ago.  Logann Stephen Shane Driskell passed away in 2014 from an automobile accident, and today he was honored by naming a section of US127 after him.

Logann was born to Steven and Merry Corn Driskell on January 26th, 1984, and attended Anderson County Schools. He graduated from Anderson County High School in 2002.  He started working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 11 years ago as part of the Anderson County Maintenance crew.  He was promoted from a highway equipment operator to the superintendent of the Anderson County Maintenance Facility in February of 2014.  A few months later, in December, he suffered fatal injuries in a car accident.

The idea of naming a section of US127 after Logann was thought up by his co-workers, who all respected him greatly.  They approached State Representative James Tipton to see if he could get the Kentucky General Assembly to do the dedication.  With great approval from the legislature, the dedication was passed.  “I’m very pleased we were able to get it passed through the General Assembly,” James said.

Today, family, coworkers, and local government officials gathered to unveil the signs that will be installed.  One will be located near ByPass Motors and the other will be near the railroad overpass.  The section of highway will be known as the Logann Driskell Memorial Highway.

During the ceremony, a number of people spoke about Logann and the memorial.  Kelly Baker, chief district engineer for district 7, said, “It’s a privilege for me to be here today to honor and remember Logann Driskell with the unveiling of a memorial sign.”  Judge Executive Orbrey Gritton also said a few words: “What a great honor to have in Anderson County, Logann Driskell Highway.”  “As a community, we will always remember the lives he touched,” Mayor Goodlett added.

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