A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the Big Four Bridge today. Construction will now begin on re-decking the old railroad bridge across the Ohio River. Congressman John Yarmuth congratulated Governor Beshear, Louisville Mayor Fischer and Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan for their teamwork on getting the project started. “This will be something that will bring us… Continue reading Construction Begins on Big Four Bridge Re-decking
The team will have a public celebration tonight at Knight’s Hall at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM and National Championship t-shirts will be available for $15. Representative John Yarmuth gave a speech today in the House of Representatives honoring the Bellarmine University Men’s Basketball Team for winning the NCAA Division II National Championship.
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry recently introduced a measure in the Senate to create a self-sustaining fund to finance infrastructure improvements. Third District Representative John Yarmuth says the bridges project fits the criteria in Kerry’s proposal.
Elected officials and veterans have been at odds over the best location for the hospital. Many Louisville officials want it to be downtown near other hospitals. Many veterans want it to replace the current hospital on Zorn Avenue, near the interstate. Still others have proposed splitting the inpatient and outpatient services, and putting one downtown and the other on Zorn Avenue. Yarmuth says the VA is considering those options, and looking into a few other sites around the county.
Yarmuth says the measure was introduced Tuesday afternoon and has not been further discussed or debated over. He says the measure needs to be considered in greater detail and with public input.
The House passed a continuing resolution for three weeks to find a way to fund the government by the end of this fiscal year. Yarmuth says the coming weeks will focus almost exclusively on the budget in the interest of preventing a government shutdown.
It’s been a busy time in Washington over the past year. Reform seems to have been the buzz word, starting with healtcare, then financial and the beginnings of a discussion on immigration. We’re still involved in both Iraq and Afghanistan. And let’s not forget, there’s the economy, the economy, the economy. Join us on Monday when we talk with Congressman Yarmuth, and call us with your questions.
Relief for seniors who are in the so-called Medicare doughnut hole is on the way this week.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth says time is critical in the debate over a national infrastructure bank.
More than half of the grant will go toward Louisville International Airport’s continuous relocation program for residents affected by noise following the airport’s expansion. The rest of the money will go toward upgrades at the airport, among them, a taxiway that will accommodate larger cargo and passenger aircraft. Airport authority chairman Phil Lynch says the grant will also be used to replace aging snow removal equipment.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth says he doesn’t think talk of repealing the recently passed health care overhaul legislation will come to fruition.