LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Department of Highways office welcomes Stephanie Caros to serve as its new public information officer (PIO), effective Sept. 3. Andrea Clifford recently retired from the position after 18 years as the PIO, and 30 years with the Cabinet.
“My time as a member of the media exposed me to all of the great things that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was doing across the state and I couldn’t wait to join the District 5 team,” said Caros. “I am so excited to begin this new journey and to serve our eight counties.”
Originally from the east coast, Caros has been a resident of Kentucky for nearly a decade. In 2012, she graduated with honors from Regent University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She spent nearly six years as the news director for WQXE ‘Quicksie’ Radio in Hardin County, where she led a team to cover the most impactful stories in the station’s five county listening area. In addition to reporting, Caros hosted weekly Saturday radio shows, planned large-scale community events for the station, and served as a content critic for the Associated Press.
“We’re glad Stephanie has joined the District 5 staff,” said Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock. “She comes to the position with years of media experience, and we’re confident she’ll be a valuable asset to our team as we serve the region’s transportation needs.”
Each of Kentucky’s 12 highway districts is assigned a public information officer, charged with handling transportation-related media and public communications, promotional campaigns, special events, educational materials, a district website, and district social media.
Caros and her husband, Jared, currently reside in Louisville.