TARC Proposes Fare Increases, Service Cuts to Balance Budget

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is proposing a hike in bus fares, the elimination of nine express routes and other service changes to offset a projected $4.6 million budget shortfall next fiscal year. Officials will seek public input on the proposed changes at six pubic meetings to be held May 15-17. “With fuel […]

IU Medical School, Health System Announce $150 Million Research Initiative

The Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health hospital system are launching an unprecedented $150 million research collaboration. Each institution is putting up $75 million for the five year effort, called the Strategic Research Initiative. The research will focus on cancer, heart disease and neuroscience. “The endpoint is really to develop personalized medicine and […]

Economic Feasibility Study Planned for Iroquois Park Corridor

Government and community leaders are moving forward with an economic feasibility study of the Iroquois Park corridor in south Louisville. Five members of the Metro Council have pooled $14,000 dollars from their respective Neighborhood Development Funds to help pay for the study. It will be commissioned by the Southwest Dream Team community group. The council […]

Kentucky, Indiana Select Finalists for Bridges Project

Kentucky and Indiana have narrowed the list of finalists to build their respective portions of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Kentucky now has three finalists for the construction of a downtown Louisville bridge and the reworking of Spaghetti Junction. Indiana has selected four finalists for an east end bridge. Transportation and other officials from the […]

Honda Begins Acura Production at Indiana Factory

Honda has begun production of a new Acura model at its Greensburg, Indiana plant. Company officials and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman took part in a ceremony today at the plant as workers began building the Acura ILX. The model’s gas-powered and gas-electric hybrid versions will be exclusively built at the Greensburg factory. The Honda plant […]

Special Postmark to Commemorate Kentucky Civil War Battle

From the Associated Press A special postmark is being issued this week as part of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Sacramento in western Kentucky. The U.S. Postal Service will offer the postmark starting tomorrow as part of a series of commemorations marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which raged from […]

Milton-Madison Bridge to Close for Five Days Starting Wednesday

The 82 year old Milton-Madison Bridge will be shut down for five days this week as part of the span’s replacement project. This is the first of two closures for the project, in which workers will replace the bridge’s truss and reinforce its existing piers. This week, they’ll take down the old approaches to the […]

Council to Consider U of L Tuition Hike Request

University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey says he expects the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to approve U of L’s request for a six percent tuition hike that would take effect next academic year. Ramsey says for more than a decade now, his and other public institutions have had to find ways to offset […]

Keeneland’s Nicholson Announces Retirement

From Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington will undergo a changing of the guard late this summer with Wednesday’s announced retirement of President and CEO Nick Nicholson. Nicholson says he’s been thinking about stepping aside for some time now. “I’m going to be 65 years old in September and I could feel […]