Clark County rest area wins award for being cleanest in the state

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - If you need to make a pit-stop the next time you travel I-64, the eastbound rest area in Clark County is the place to go.

For back-to-back years, the rest area has won the Best Maintained Rest Area of the year.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presents the best-maintained rest area award annually to the rest area or welcome center that receives the highest combined score for the year based on unannounced quarterly maintenance inspections.

"The maintenance, the cleanliness of the facilities and if you came here, you will notice that the maintenance personnel are busy all of the time," said Natasha Lacy with the transportation cabinet.

It is those people that members of the state transportation cabinet and local officials came to honor.

"I am extremely proud of them! They are people who take pride in their jobs, they enjoy what they do, and they enjoy getting to greet the people. I couldn't be prouder of them," said Angie Baeza who is the project supervisor.

The Cabinet operates seven welcome centers, 17 rest areas and four truck rest havens at weigh station locations.

The Clark County rest area received its first "best-maintained" award for the cleanest state facility of 2011.