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We have a right to preserve our beautiful commonwealth and our way of life. When we allow others to degrade our surroundings we also degrade our sense of who we are, where we came from, and the values we hold in common.

The appearance of a place has a profound influence on behavior toward that place: ugliness breeds contempt; beauty promotes respect. Enjoy that scenic view because it - and our way of life - could be gone tomorrow. And once it's gone, it's lost forever.


Scenic Kentucky is concerned about possible action on House Bill BR 211, that is currently filed with the Kentucky Legislature. It would allow an on-site LED sign to be converted to a LED billboard, which would allow the LED sign owner to sell advertising! Even the billboard industry is against this one!! Please ask your legislator to oppose this bill. Call the Legislative Message Line at 800-372-7181.


Take Action

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unanimously moved this past September to pass HR 5158, a bill to revive the National Scenic Byways Program, on to the full House of Representatives.
The bill would direct the Secretary of Transportation to reopen the National Scenic Byways Program to new nominations. The program has designated 150 special roads around the country as National Scenic Byways since its inception in 1991, but the last round of designations occurred in 2009, and Congress pulled support for the program in 2012 transportation legislation.
Ask your Representative to support scenic byways. Start by clicking the button above.


Take Action

Kentucky lawmakers are considering changes to the state's outdoor advertising regulations which, if enacted, would result in a profound increase in billboard blight along the state's roadways.
Tell your state legislators that you oppose more billboard blight in Kentucky. Start by clicking the button above.


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Download the Letter to Utica Town Council here.

10/31/18 - The Kentucky Supreme Court refused to grant discretionary review of the Court of Appeals decision upholding the Franklin Circuit Court determination that Scenic Kentucky and their attorney lacked standing to challenge the electronic billboard regulation and the tree-cutting regulation.

8/24/17 - “Can they do that? Billboard company wants to cut down hundreds of trees on public land in Louisville” Read the recent Louisville about Governor Bevin's secret dealing with the billboard industry.

12/24/16 - “The Court of Appeals has denied the motions of the Transportation Cabinet and Outdoor Advertising Association to dismiss our appeal of Judge Wingate's decision.” We await a decision regarding whether there is an appeal conference or a briefing schedule setup.

Kentucky lawmakers are considering changes to the state’s outdoor advertising regulations which, if enacted, would result in a profound increase in billboard blight along our state’s roadways. PLEASE Take Action: Tell your state legislators that you oppose more billboard blight in Kentucky. Just enter your zip code to contact your politicians.
www.scenic.org/ky

Download the Scenic Kentucky fund raising letter here.



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Alternatives exist.

Logo signs provide essential traveler information in a less obtrusive form than billboards, and at a much lower cost to businesses.

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