Public Meeting on Milton-Madison Bridge Project Set For Thursday

A public meeting will be held tomorrow to announce traffic changes related to the upcoming closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge and an overview of construction activities. The 82 year old Ohio River bridge connecting Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana is getting a new superstructure (pictured) and its existing piers are being reinforced. Greg Prince with […]

Ohio River Ferry Isn’t Popular With Commuters

The ferry that shuttles residents between Southern Indiana and Louisville isn’t popular among commuters. Just over 50 commuters take the Spirit of Jefferson in the morning and a little over 100 in the afternoon, said Spirit of Jefferson CEO Linda Harris. It can hold 300 passengers but the most it has transferred was 209, she […]

Local Businesses Surveyed For Impact of Bridge Closure

Greater Louisville Inc. is sending surveys to area businesses to determine the effect the Sherman Minton Bridge closure had on local business. The survey went out Tuesday to members of GLI, One Southern Indiana and several other business associations as local businesses are adjusting schedules, management, and in some cases shipping routes in response to […]

Boat Will Shuttle Residents Across Ohio River

The “Spirit of Jefferson” boat will shuttle residents across the Ohio River beginning Wednesday morning. This is in response to the indefinite Sherman Minton Bridge closure. The shuttle will cost $1 dollar each way and will initially operate on weekdays for the next two weeks. Linda Harris is the CEO of the Spirit of Jefferson […]

Bridge Closure: Ramp Widening Underway In Southern Indiana

Indiana Department of Transportation workers have begun expanding several interstate ramps in southern Indiana from one to two lanes to help ease congestion caused by the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. Paving and striping crews are expanding the I-265 westbound ramp to I-64 westbound, and the I-64 eastbound ramp to I-265 eastbound today. Tomorrow, […]

City Says Ohio River Fish Kill Wasn’t Caused by Chemical Spill

City officials have determined that a mysterious sheen on the Ohio River two weeks ago was not caused by a chemical spill. But though they’ve ruled that out, the evidence is inconclusive. The Metropolitan Sewer District sent several of the Asian Carp that were found dead in the river out for tissue analysis. And according […]

Ohio River Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District are coordinating a cleanup along the banks of the Ohio River tomorrow. Volunteers from six states will pick up trash and debris along 1,800 miles of riverbank. In the Louisville Metro Area, volunteers will gather at six locations including: 1.         Hayes Kennedy Park […]

Chemical Spill on Ohio is Still a Mystery

An unknown chemical leaked into the Ohio River last night, killing several fish. But water samples taken since then show no sign of any contamination. A sheen was noticed on the river’s surface by cameras at Dow Chemical’s plant, south of Rubbertown. The Lake Dreamland Fire Department first responded to the call and alerted the […]

Beshear Declares State of Emergency

With the Ohio River predicted to crest ten feet above flood stage later this week, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency Monday due to the severe storms and flooding that have impacted the state. Throughout the commonwealth, heavy rains and multiple rounds of severe weather have occurred causing minor rivers to flood. The […]