Kentucky is kicking its I-69 efforts into high gear. State transportation officials are asking residents for final input on their plan to convert the states parkway system into an interstate. Work would be much less expensive than in Indiana, with most of the existing Pennyrile and Western Kentucky Parkway being transformed to interstate quality. The upgrade would include replacing some bridges, on-ramps and median barriers. The cost could run as high as $300 million, but transportation officials think most of the basic work could be done for about half that price. Despite the relative ease of the project compared to Indianas $2 billion new terrain route, transportation officials still hope residents will come out and share their input on the future of the highway Residents in Madisonville get their chance to weigh in December 3 from 5pm to 7pm at Parkway Plaza Mall, and Henderson residents can speak December 6 at North Middle School.