Indiana Officials Say Full Replacement Not Needed for Sherman Minton Bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday that the Sherman Minton Bridge will not need to be replaced. For the past two weeks, state inspectors from Indiana and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have been examining the bridge, which Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels ordered shut down on September 9 after a crack was found in its… Continue reading Indiana Officials Say Full Replacement Not Needed for Sherman Minton Bridge

Officials Say Bridge Inspection At Midpoint

Engineers say it will take another week-and-a-half to finish their inspection of the Sherman Minton Bridge.   Then they’ll be able to determine how long it will take to repair the bridge and re-open it to traffic. The bridge has been closed since September 9, when inspectors found a crack in a load-bearing support.   Now its… Continue reading Officials Say Bridge Inspection At Midpoint

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

Motorists Can Expect Delays Following Bridge Closing

Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana are urging motorists to exercise patience during their commutes in the coming weeks.        The sudden closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge Friday means thousands of motorists will have to find an alternate route across the Ohio River Yesterday, authorities unveiled a detailed traffic plan aimed at reducing congestion during… Continue reading Motorists Can Expect Delays Following Bridge Closing

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… Continue reading Kentucky, Indiana Seek To Intervene In Bridges Suit

Former State Official Fined For Ethics Violation

The ethics commission says Crystal Murray Ducker’s actions violated an ethics code prohibition against state officials accepting jobs – within six months of leaving office – with any company over which they had direct dealings as a state official.

Numerous Kentucky Roads Remain Closed

By Dan Modlin, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say high water continues to create hazards on roadways across the commonwealth.                        Spokesperson Keith Todd says it may be several days before all roadways are passable. “There will be lots of places out there that our people will be going and checking where there’s been… Continue reading Numerous Kentucky Roads Remain Closed

City, State Crews Clearing Roads

Lousville Mayor Jerry Abramson says there have been no major problems in the wake of the latest winter storm to move across the region. Abramson says road crews were out ahead of the snowfall early Monday and will continue to target slick roads in the aftermath. This is the seventh winter weather event of the… Continue reading City, State Crews Clearing Roads

Snowstorm Slams E. Ky.; Gov. Declares Emergency

A state of emergency continues for counties in eastern and central Kentucky hard hit by heavy snow Saturday. Governor Steve Beshear issued the declaration after a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas and left more than 100,000 without electricity. Beshear is scheduled to tour some of the harder hit… Continue reading Snowstorm Slams E. Ky.; Gov. Declares Emergency