Lights Out On I-75

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

Don't be surprised if you hit a patch of I-75 or I-64 where the street lights are out. That's because crooks have been stealing the copper wires that power the lights, for cash.

The thefts started about a month ago says David Thacker with the Kentucky Department of Transportation. "The most massive one we had was at the Kentucky Horse Park. Seventy-five connectors were removed. Since then the Transportation Cabinet has been working to get the lights back on, but they're outpacing us," says Thacker.

So far officials don't know who is behind the thefts. But Thacker says it's possible that whoever is stealing the cooper is doing it in the daytime--hiding in plain sight.

The Transportation Cabinet spokesman says only people with official uniforms should be near the lights. He says anyone else should be reported to the police.

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  • by Kqweesha Location: Lex Town on Aug 7, 2008 at 08:46 AM
    i cant believe all the thousands of people that drive this part of the interstate and no one saw them? call the po-lice if you see it again bro!
  • by A Location: L on Aug 6, 2008 at 03:25 PM
    Awww great! Now when they get the cash theyll probally out up speeding cameras if they can to " prevent theft and bring in revenue".
  • by bill Location: somerset on Aug 6, 2008 at 03:10 PM
    why doesn't the buyers report to police these unusall items being bought


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