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KYSITE Golf Outing
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Bar Chart
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 

 June 4, 2014

KYSITE Golf Outing

Ducker's Lake 

 Frankfort, KY  


June 12, 2014 

 KYSITE / Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee Meeting

Important ITE Dates 

ITE Annual Meeting 

August 2014
Seattle, WA
2014 Executive Board


Past President


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As I worked from my home office today due to our initial babysitting falling through, I struggled to find a relatively amusing introductory topic for this newsletter.  During this struggle, the concept of work-life balance was ever-present in the back of mind.  In a day and age where I can easily be reached by telephone call, text or email through a little computer in my pocket, I started to wonder if it is possible to truly separate work from home, and home from work.  While the answer may be no, here are 37 tips that you might want to consider (thanks to  A couple of my favorites:

  • #7: It's important to remind yourself that you can turn invitations down for no other reason than you want that time to yourself, that your free time can be just that-free.
  • #11:  Even if I'm feeling busy, I remind myself that time away from work and the computer is energizing and important.
  • #16: Make the most of the time you have in the office, and leave the rest for tomorrow.

While some of the tips are easier said than done, give them a try -- and good luck.  And next time, if I don't take your call, or reply to your email or text, I just may be enjoying my time off -- or simply on another call!


Thanks for reading.  And don't forget to contact KYSITE if you need anything.


- Scott, on behalf of the KYSITE Officers

KYSITE Golf Outing

The KYSITE Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for June 4, 2014 at Ducker's Lake Golf Course in Frankfort, KY.  Details are still being worked out, but some preliminary information includes: 

  • Lunch:  11:00 AM
  • Tee Off: 12:00 PM
  • Costs:  $55 / person

Information about prizes, registration, etc will be available in upcoming newsletters.


The World's Most Amazing Bridges

By: Anne Warnick
This week features another beautiful Italian bridge. All content and photos come from


#7: Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy 
Built in 1602, Venice's Bridge of Sighs got its name from the English poet Lord Byron in the 19th century, based on the legend that the bridge was the last view convicted prisoners would see of the beautiful Italian city before being taken to their prison cells.
Translated from the Italian as "Ponte dei Sospiri," the Bridge of Sighs passes over the Rio di Palazzo in Venice and connects the detention facility known as the New Prison with the Doge's Palace, the home of the chief magistrate who ruled the city until the late 18th century. Today, the palace is an art museum that receives more than a million visitors each year.

Made of white limestone with stone bars over its windows, the bridge's style and name have since been imitated by architects around the world. Today there are bridges named after the Bridge of Sighs in England, Germany, Sweden, and even at the Venetian casino in Las Vegas.

Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison  
Bar Chart
Are you in the 92.4% or the 7.6%?
Credit for this goes to Don McMillan, an engineer turned comedian.
Quick Hits  


Have You Seen This? 
The new Milton Madison bridge was 'slid' into place a few days ago.  Check out this video. You can also read more and watch a different angle here.
Milton Madison slide 1 min HD1080
Milton Madison slide 1 min HD1080
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Vanessa Fritsch, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor