A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the Big Four Bridge today. Construction will now begin on re-decking the old railroad bridge across the Ohio River. Congressman John Yarmuth congratulated Governor Beshear, Louisville Mayor Fischer and Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan for their teamwork on getting the project started. “This will be something that will bring us… Continue reading Construction Begins on Big Four Bridge Re-decking
The Big Four Bridge has long been slated to be converted to a pedestrian span, but money to put a walkable surface on the bridge has not been available. Waterfront Development Corporation president David Karem says a portion of the funds will be available soon to start preparing the bridge for resurfacing.
A year ago, he was the 2009 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. Now, after one year on the job as Kentucky’s Education Commissioner, Terry Holliday is getting rave reviews from the State School Board.
Karem was the board’s unanimous choice to succeed former chairman Joe Brothers. He’s a strong education advocate who helped steer the Kentucky Education Reform Act through the 1990 General Assembly.
In a little-noticed skirmish in the Kentucky House this week, a surprise attempt was made to derail the appointment of a Democratic former state senator to the Kentucky Board of Education.