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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]