Front Page PM 4/20/12

Apr 20, 2012

Hearings on the crash that caused the collapse of the Eggners Ferry Bridge have concluded in Paducah. We get the latest tonight on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

(1.) EGGNER’S FERRY HEARING UPDATE –- A Coast Guard fact finding hearing on the ship crash that collapsed a portion of the Eggners Ferry Bridge wrapped up today. Throughout the week we’ve heard from state highway officials, Coast Guard officials, employees of Foss Maritime, which own and operate the Delta Mariner and the ship’s pilot. Casey Northcutt has been covering these hearings for WKMS. She joins me to talk about today’s testimony and the overall outcomes of the hearing.

(2.) OLMSTEAD DAM SETBACKS –- Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026. Shelly Baskin spoke with Project Engineer Richard Schipp on the problems plaguing the project and what lies ahead for the site.

(3.) PONTI/SENE –- It’s been about 8 months since the Paducah Symphony Orchestra has been under the watch of new executive Director Daniel Sene.  Not too long before Sene’s arrival came Artistic Director and Conductor Maestro Raffeale Ponti.  They are rounding out their first season together. This weekend. They’re here in the studio to talk about the PSO, and their history and the future of the orchestra.