Kentucky officials see road salt getting pricey

BARDWELL, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials say the state has access to enough road salt to make it through what has been a frigid winter, but buying the supplies may come at a cost later.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd told a Paducah TV station that a ton of salt costs the same as a ton of asphalt. Todd says money not used on salt can go toward paving roads in the summer.

Carlisle County Judge-Executive Greg Terry says the county has used two-thirds of the county's salt supply in December. Terry says he knows the county is over its $20,000 budget, but is worried about running out of salt after using the 50 tons left.

Terry says county workers are cutting back to salting intersections to keep the worst areas under control.

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