Afternoon Update
2:53 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/5/12

The US 60/62 Mississippi River Bridge at Cairo will reopen tomorrow after being shut down for over a year.

Kentucky Politics:

House Bill 335 sponsored by state Representative Joni Jenkins would require drug and alcohol support to receive extra training to be licensed in that field.

Kentucky Representative Bob Damron is spearheading an effort to create a middle school athletic association in Kentucky.

The House committee charged with overseeing the budget has taken its first official steps in the process.

After the Storm:

Economist Kevin Timmons says full recovery from tornados is likely and some communities re-invent themselves after devastating weather.

Kentuckians displaced by recent storms who receive Medicaid benefits can receive up to a 30 day supply of their medicines with co-pays waived.

Governor Steve Beshear has dispatched more than 200 National Guard troops to the hardest hit areas. Red Cross shelters are open across Kentucky

Louisville resident Alex Wright is a doctor with Norton Healthcare Systems. West Liberty is his hometown, and his extended family still lives there. He headed to the town Saturday morning to see how he could help, and described the scene he saw driving through downtown to Kentucky Public Radio’s Erica Peterson.

Racernation:

The Racers defeated Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State in the OVC tournament over the weekend to take the championship and secure an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.