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… Continue reading 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
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… Continue reading ORBP Rally, Ruling on Home Entry Case, Fischer Meets with Obama, Green Buildings: Afternoon Review
The public comment period for the updated Ohio River Bridges Project continues until Friday, July 15. The public comment hearings last week drew many who voiced their opinions about the project, but the ORBP is still accepting comments online. You can access the comment form here: http://www.kyinbridges.com/contact-us/meetings.aspx
The first of two public comment hearings on the Ohio River Bridges Project was last night in Clarksville. Curtis Morrison with Say No 2 Bridge Tolls was in attendance to criticize the process. “I have an issues with this being called a public input meeting,” Morrison said “when the governors and mayor got together and… Continue reading Bridges Public Hearing Draws Impatience, Complaints About Tolls
If a plan put forward by the mayor of Louisville and the governors of Kentucky and Indiana becomes reality, the Ohio River Bridges Project will cost $1.2 billion less than previously expected. And critics of the project are celebrating that news. The proposal would cut two lanes from the east end bridge and change how… Continue reading Opponents of Tolls Welcome Changes to Bridges Project
Proposed changes to the Ohio River Bridges Project would result in larger savings than previously expected. In January, Mayor Greg Fischer, Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels proposed several cuts to the project, including rebuilding Spaghetti Junction in place and making the east end bridge four lanes wide instead of six. It was… Continue reading Proposed Changes to Bridges Project Could Save $1.2 Billion
In other states, similar federal reevaluations have taken years to complete. This could mean the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges’ Authority’s proposed summer 2012 start date for the project will need to be pushed back.
Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky, Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer are touting a proposed set of changes to the project. The changes would shrink the ORBP, but two new bridges and a revamped Spaghetti Junction would still be in the plan.
A committee of the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority will meet in Jeffersonville. The meeting agenda includes an update on the financing plan that was originally slated to be released later this year.
It seems we’ve been talking about new bridges over the Ohio forever. We want two bridges, one bridge, no bridges. And the toll debate, yes tolls, no tolls, tolls on new bridges, tolls on old bridges. So, where does it all stand? Join us on Thursday when we get an update on the bridges project, hear some debate about the tolls, and find out what’s next.
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