Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas has named Deneatra Henderson as Chief District Engineer (CDE) for the District 2 highway office in Madisonville. Henderson most recently served as planning supervisor at the KYTC District 3 office in Bowling Green.
“Our team is pleased to have Deneatra oversee and execute the transportation priorities in this 11 county district,” said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas. “Her experience has equipped her to serve in this role and we look forward to working with her to continue to build upon the great work her predecessor and district staff have achieved.
Henderson says she is eager to contribute to the long-term efforts to improve transportation in District 2 counties.
“I look forward to working with the District 2 engineering and support staff in their ongoing effort to enhance the safety and reliability of transportation infrastructure across the region,” Henderson said. “I’m especially excited about having a role in developing a new I-69 Ohio River crossing and taking on other transportation and engineering challenges.”
Henderson is a 2004 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Civil Engineering. She began employment with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as an engineering scholarship student in June 1998. Henderson has most recently served as the Planning Section Supervisor for District 3 in Bowling Green. She has also been the District 3 Highway Safety Improvement Program coordinator since 2005, giving her a strong interest in highway safety.
Deneatra Henderson and her husband, Cody, live in Morgantown, KY. They have four children.
Effective April 1, Henderson will replace Wade Clements as CDE once he retires from serving in the post for 18 months. Clements is leaving the agency to move to AlabaMa in June.
KYTC District 2 has more miles of highway and more 4-lane miles that any other district in the state.
KYTC District 2 has approximately 320 employees who are responsible for 3,300 miles of highway in Christian, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Hancock, Daviess, McLean, Hopkins, Caldwell, Webster, Henderson, and Union counties.