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Stretch of highway named for local engineer

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY -

A stretch of U.S. Highway 45 in McCracken County is now the Buddy Smith Highway.

A ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon at Lone Oak First Baptist Church to unveil the new sign.

Smith served as the McCracken County Engineer from 1967 to 1990 and oversaw many improvements to Highway 45.

Smith's granddaughter Maegan says the tribute is fitting.

"Just really mind blowing how much he did for this community whenever you look at the number, all the roads out here, as an engineer it's truly remarkable how much of an impact he had in the community," said Maegan Mansfield.

The Buddy Smith Highway will stretch from Lone Oak Baptist Church to the McCracken-Graves County line.

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