Preliminary East End Bridge Work Set for August

Indiana officials are advertising for bids for preparatory work on the state‘s portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says construction will begin this summer on a road extension between Utica, Indiana and the River Ridge Commerce Center. It’s the first step toward construction of a new east… Continue reading Preliminary East End Bridge Work Set for August

State Tax Overhaul Panel Begins Regional Hearings

From Chad Lampe, Kentucky Public Radio Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission are seeking public comment to help develop recommendations on overhauling the state tax code. Abramson says around 100 people attended the first of six regional public hearings last night in Paducah. The commission wraps up public meetings in August… Continue reading State Tax Overhaul Panel Begins Regional Hearings

NIH Conference Begins in Louisville Wednesday

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers and small business owners from across the country will be in Louisville starting tomorrow for a conference focusing on research into health and life sciences. The National Institutes of Health provides more than $700 million for small businesses to do research and this conference at the downtown Marriott will feature workshops… Continue reading NIH Conference Begins in Louisville Wednesday

Indiana Begins Gathering Input for Raw Milk Study

Indiana officials begin gathering online input this week for a study on the sale of raw milk. The information will be turned to the 2013 General Assembly. Current Indiana law prohibits the sale of milk that has not been pasteurized. But its proponents say raw milk from pasture-fed animals contains beneficial nutrients depleted by the… Continue reading Indiana Begins Gathering Input for Raw Milk Study

U of L Researchers Using Grant To Develop Spinal Cord Treatment

Researchers at the University of Louisville say a $6.3 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will allow them to develop new technology toward the goal of helping paralyzed people walk again. U of L Professor of Neurological Surgery Dr. Susan Harkema’s team and researchers elsewhere are getting promising results using electrical stimulation on the… Continue reading U of L Researchers Using Grant To Develop Spinal Cord Treatment

Drought Conditions Raising Concerns in Western, Central Kentucky

Thanks to Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky farmers are concerned about an early drought that’s affecting western and central sections of the state. A level one drought has been declared for 24 counties, meaning conditions have developed that affect soil moisture and vegetative health. University of Kentucky Agricultural Meteorologist Tom Priddy says the drought… Continue reading Drought Conditions Raising Concerns in Western, Central Kentucky

Eggners Ferry Bridge to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

Officials say western Kentucky’s Eggners Ferry Bridge will reopen Friday, two-and-a-half days ahead of schedule. The bridge, which carries US 68 and KY 80 traffic across Kentucky Lake, has been closed since it was struck by a cargo ship on January 26. Crews have been conducting emergency repairs on the 80 year old span. The… Continue reading Eggners Ferry Bridge to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

Racing Commission Considering Ban of Anti-Bleeding Drug

From Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has set a town hall meeting to discuss a proposal that would phase out the use of an anti-bleeding drug on race days in the U.S. The drug, furosemide, also known as Lasix, is given to horses to prevent bleeding in the lungs caused… Continue reading Racing Commission Considering Ban of Anti-Bleeding Drug

Study: Indiana Gun Deaths Outpaced Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2009

From the Associated Press: A new study says the number of people killed by guns in Indiana in 2009 has surpassed those who died in traffic accidents. The study released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center says Indiana is one of 10 states where there were more gun deaths than traffic deaths… Continue reading Study: Indiana Gun Deaths Outpaced Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2009

Audit Finds Insufficient Oversight of Indigent Care Fund

An audit of the taxpayer funded trust that helps pay for indigent care at University of Hospital has found that the trust lacks sufficient oversight. The review of the Quality and Charity Care Trust by State Auditor Adam Edelen released today also found weaknesses in the structure of the QCCT board. Edelen says the audit… Continue reading Audit Finds Insufficient Oversight of Indigent Care Fund