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,… Continue reading Bridge Closure: Ramp Widening Underway In Southern Indiana

Fischer Celebrates Indiana Jobs

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was in Jeffersonville, Indiana today to celebrate the creation of new jobs. The Connextions company, which provides call center support for healthcare companies including Humana, is adding 750 jobs to its Jeffersonville operations. “Obviously we always want jobs physically in the city of Louisville because it creates occupational taxes. But we’d… Continue reading Fischer Celebrates Indiana Jobs

$221.7 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Clarksville, Indiana

A Powerball lottery ticket worth nearly $222 million was sold this week at a Clarksville, Indiana convenience store.  Hoosier Lottery officials say the ticket-holder has not yet stepped forward. The prize is worth just under $112 million if the buyer chooses to receive the money in a lump sum.         

Southern Indiana Papers Merge

The Jeffersonville Evening News and the New Albany Tribune will become the News and Tribune.

The two papers are owned by the same company. They’ve also shared a website and some staff members for years. Starting March 1st, the papers will have the same editorial and advertising staff, and only one paper will be published.

Fischer Calls For New Economic Plan In State Of The City

Fischer acknowledged the city’s shortcomings and said Louisville must rise above the second tier: The city has lost thousands of jobs in the last decade; educated residents have moved away; and current graduation rates are below expectations.

Colgate Plant Sold

The plant was sold to the Boston Development Group, which is led by a local doctor. The group previously was the top bidder for the plant at an auction, but the deal fell through late last year. Much like that sale, the new deal anticipates foreign investors helping finance the redevelopment of the plant and the surrounding area into Clark’s Landing.

Metro United Way Begins Southern Indiana Literacy Program

Metro United Way says illiteracy is an ongoing challenge in the region,  and the agency is starting a new program this week to improve literacy in three southern Indiana counties.   Associate Director of Community Building Kerri Cokeley says it’s a broad problem, but they’re starting with a small area. “We are focusing our efforts… Continue reading Metro United Way Begins Southern Indiana Literacy Program

Duke Energy Restoring Service In Southern Indiana

Tens of thousands of Duke Energy customers in southern Indiana are without electricity in the  wake of the ice storm. Company spokesman Lou Middleton says crews are in the field assessing the damage. “We are looking at just about 40,000  people out in Clarksville, about 16,700 who are out in the Corydon and Salem area,… Continue reading Duke Energy Restoring Service In Southern Indiana