- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - Laurel and Pulaski County officials have named a portion of Kentucky Highway 192 “The Rattlesnake” to encourage motorcyclists from across the country to visit the region.

WYMT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1R5IK33) that the road used to be considered the only road to connect London and Somerset. Since Highway 80 opened, Highway 192 isn’t used as much.

Charley Simpson, the owner of Dirty Deeds Bikes & Customs in Somerset, had the idea to rededicate the use of 192 to motorcyclists. The 150 turns within an 11 mile stretch reminded Simpson of “The Dragon’s Tail” road in Tennessee.

Pulaski County Judge Executive Steven Kelly says he and other officials hope the Rattlesnake will bring in tourists.

An inaugural ride will be held for motorcyclists on June 11. The event is free of charge.


Information from: WYMT-TV, https://www.wymt.com/

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