Louisville’s Transportation Committee Says End Litigation Against Bridges Project

Louisville Metro Council’s Transportation, Bridges and Public Works Committee is asking River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to drop its suit against the Ohio River Bridges Project, as it continues to narrow down the options to begin building by next August. “We are in a battle saying what can we do to […]

Federal Judge Allows Kentuckians for Progress to Intervene in River Fields Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that a group supporting the Ohio River Bridges Project can intervene in the lawsuit between the conservation group River Fields and the Federal Highway Administration. In May, Kentuckians for Progress filed a request to join the suit against the federal government as co-defendants to challenge  River Fields and the National […]

National Attention for KY Lawmaker’s Opposition to Anti-Bullying Bill; River Fields Denies Delaying ORBP; DuPont Fined for Rubbertown Violations; McConnell Questions Obama’s Ohio Visit: Afternoon Review

Profiling a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of alleged anti-gay taunts at school, CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered opposition to bullying legislation in Kentucky by highlighting state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, who believes homosexuality is a sin. Leaders with the conservation group River Fields rebuffed a resolution introduced in the Louisville Metro Council that […]

River Fields Leaders Lash Out at Council, Civic Leaders

Leaders with the conservation group River Fields rebuffed a resolution introduced in the Louisville Metro Council that blames them for delays to the Ohio River Bridges Project. The non-binding measure cites the Sherman Minton Bridge closure as a reason to speed up construction of the $3.6 billion project. It also criticizes the conservancy group for […]

ORBP Rally, Ruling on Home Entry Case, Fischer Meets with Obama, Green Buildings: Afternoon Review

Prominent supporters of the Ohio Rive Bridges Project and members of the Louisville Metro Council held a rally today, supporting a resolution drafted Monday in reaction to the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, which was shut down September 9 after cracks were discovered in some load-bearing supports. They also blamed conservation group River Fields […]

Council Members, ORBP Supporters Rally for Infrastructure Resolution

Joined by high-profiled supporters of the Ohio River Bridges Projects, members of the Louisville Metro Council pointed the finger at the conservation group River Fields for blocking the city’s infrastructure needs. City lawmakers are rallying support for a resolution drafted Monday in reaction to the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, which was shut down […]

Northup Slams River Fields, Yarmuth Over Bridges

Appearing on 84 WHAS radio Thursday morning to discuss the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, former Congresswoman Anne Northup blamed the conservation group River Fields and incumbent Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., for the city’s inadequate infrastructure. The Sherman Minton Bridge shut down last week after Indiana inspectors found a crack in the main load-bearing […]

Jones, Others Press River Fields To Drop Bridge Suit

The newly-formed group Kentuckians For Progress continues its public relations push to persuade the River Fields conservancy to drop is lawsuit that seeks to delay construction of an east end bridge. River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation filed the federal suit two years ago, claiming the Federal Highway Administration did not follow […]

Kentucky, Indiana Seek To Intervene In Bridges Suit

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation have asked to intervene in a lawsuit filed by two groups over the Ohio River Bridges Project. The groups—River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation—filed suit against the Federal Highway Administration claiming it didn’t follow federal law when it approved the project in […]

Jackson Says Kentuckians for Progress Supporters Come From Various Sides of Bridges Debate

The newest player in the conflict over the Ohio River Bridges Project is gaining support. Kentuckians for Progress began earlier this year to stop the conservation group River Fields from blocking the construction of a bridge in eastern Jefferson County. The group, like several others, wants the east end bridge and a downtown bridge built. […]