Gravel roads in Boone County will be made "winter ready" beginning Oct. 1, regardless of what residents have used to control dust in front of their homes.
Highway Superintendent Rick Carney said Monday, May 5, that he can no longer give preferential treatment to areas where homeowners have paid for dust control chemicals.
Jess Brockway, who lives on CR 700 E north of Indiana 32, asked the Boone County Commissioners Monday to allow him to continue using a soybean-oil-based substance to control dust on his road. Brockway has a lung condition.
Last fall, a highway department worker inadvertently graded Brockway's road, destroying the dust control, Carney said. The worker was new and didn't realize Brockway's road was not to be graded.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.