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Rick Rand
Number of highway fatalities in Ky., increasing after low in 2013

About a decade ago, Kentucky started to see a welcome trend as the number of highway fatalities began a steady decline.

Totals that regularly exceeded 900 a year before 2007 dropped to 638 in 2013, a figure not seen in the commonwealth since the 1940s.

Unfortunately, that was as low as it would go.  The number of fatalities on our roads last year was almost a fifth higher than the benchmark set just two years earlier, and through the first seven-plus months of this year, it’s eight percent ahead of where it was last August.

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