Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Chief District Engineers appointed for Department of Highways Districts in Paducah, Manchester

ky trans 300PADUCAH, Ky. (10/16/13) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock today announced appointments of new chief district engineers for the Department of Highways districts in Paducah and Manchester.
 
Mike McGregor, a 16-year employee of the cabinet (KYTC), takes over as chief district engineer for District 1, headquartered in Paducah. He succeeds Jim LeFevre, who retired.
 
Sherri McGeorge Chappell, who has nearly 16 years of professional experience in the private sector and with KYTC, is the new chief district engineer for District 11, headquartered in Manchester. She succeeds Cass T. “Tom” Napier, who retired.
 
Both McGregor and Chappell had been serving as interim chief district engineers.
 
“Mike McGregor and Sherri Chappell are proven performers who bring leadership skills and personal dedication to the very important post of chief district engineer,” Secretary Hancock said. “I am counting on them to help KYTC meet its objective in their respective parts of the Commonwealth.”
 
McGregor, a native of Paducah, has spent his KYTC professional career in District 1. He first worked for the cabinet while an engineering student at the University of Kentucky. He joined the cabinet as an engineer in training in 1997 and has held multiple supervisory positions. McGregor has been intimately involved in the current project to build new bridges over Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.
 
“I have had the opportunity to work in several areas in District 1, with the long-term goal of being as prepared as I can be as a chief district engineer,” McGregor said. “I look forward to delivering our road program.”
 
McGregor received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UK in 1997 and an M.B.A. from Murray State University in 2003. He has been a Licensed Professional Engineer since 2002. McGregor and wife Leigh Ann have two daughters and live in Lone Oak.
 
Chappell, a native of Pineville, came to KYTC in January 2012 with a background in highway design and planning, having worked for a private engineering firm and the Cumberland Valley Area Development District.
 
“We at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet can render a great service to the local governments in our districts,” Chappell said. “Most of our cities and counties in District 11 don’t have their own planning staffs. I very much enjoy working with them and helping them with their transportation needs.”
 
Chappell holds a B.S. in Math and Physics from University of the Cumberlands and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UK. She has been a Licensed Professional Engineer since 2003. She lives in London with her husband, John, and three children.
 
District 1 comprises 12 counties in the Jackson Purchase and western Pennyrile regions: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken and Trigg.
 
District 11 covers eight counties in southeastern Kentucky: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie and Whitley.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chuck Wolfe (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

KSP Will Focus on Impaired Driving During Labor Day Holiday Weekend

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/29/14) — The Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson wants to remind motorists to celebrate this… Read More

Accident with Injury

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/28/14) — On Aug. 28. officers responded to the area of Second Street and N. Green Street in reference… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 25, 2014 5680

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 5189

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4997

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 4559

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4558

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 25, 2014 4559

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2621

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision Near…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
August 25, 2014 2536

Former Co-Workers Trying to Raise Money…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 26, 2014 2067

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson
August 27, 2014 1476

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 25, 2014 4558

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 4451

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4391

GRADD Seeking Ombudsman Program Volunteers

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 26, 2014 4193

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 3592

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 25, 2014 5680

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4997

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 4320

Job Corp Celebrates 50th Anniversary

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4189

Mustangs Marching Classic

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 3904

Family Has Close Call with Tornado

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06