The Friday Morning Commute: 6am Update

There are no changes to the traffic plan in Louisville and Southern Indiana this morning. Officials say the traffic plan is working well. Our traffic notes: Clark Memorial Bridge: • Three lanes south, one lane north in the morning. • Two lanes south, two north in the evening I-64 to Third Street is open. There’s […]

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 […]

Barzun, Northup Win Full Senate Approval

The United States Senate has voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Louisville businessman Matthew Barzun to be ambassador to Sweden. Barzun, an internet entrepreneur, was nominated for the post in June by President Obama, for whom Barzun was a key fundraiser during the presidential campaign. The Senate also Friday unanimously confirmed the nomination of […]

Senate Panel Holds Hearing On Northup Nomination

Former Congresswoman Anne Northup of Louisville is expected to win quick Senate confirmation to join the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Northup, a Republican, was nominated for the post by President Obama last week. The commission is being expanded from three to five members, which will include three Republicans and two Democrats. She testified Wednesday before […]

Third District Race Follows National Political Sentiment

Two years ago, the race for Kentucky’s Third District congressional seat was a tight one, with Democrat John Yarmuth unseating Republican incumbent Anne Northup. As was the case in 2006, their rematch this year is dominated by local concerns about national policies. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports.

Third District Candidates Talk Flooding

Third District congressional candidate Anne Northup says she’d like to get back to work on moving forward with drainage projects in southwest Jefferson County if elected. Northup lost her House seat to Democrat John Yarmuth two years ago. Northup held a press conference today to outline projects for which she helped secure funds, projects she […]

Yarmuth, Northup Square Off On KET

The candidates for the U.S. House in the Third District held their second face-to-face debate on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night. Among the issues discussed by Republican challenger Anne Northup and Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth was the war in Iraq. Yarmuth said the war was a “folly” from the beginning. “And it remains a folly,” Yarmuth said.   […]