Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors are starting construction a new half a million dollar bridge for KY 866/Paradise Road in Livingston County on Monday.

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Kentucky Transportation Officials hope to begin demolition of the old Ledbetter Bridge this week, weather permitting. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said bridge demolition was originally planned for later in the summer, but was expedited when consistent heavy rain caused the bridge to drop more quickly than expected.

Kentucky transportation officials say further movement has been detected in approach spans at the Old Ledbetter bridge over the Tennessee River. The Transportation Cabinet said Tuesday that the approach spans showed 2.25 inches of movement in the past 48 hours.

Mississippi River Bridge to Close for Inspection

Aug 14, 2012
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The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to close the U.S. 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River three days next week for safety inspections. The bridge which connects Cairo, Ill., to Mississippi County Missouri will shut down between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

Afternoon Round-Up 5/24/12

May 24, 2012
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Today on NPR: Your Doctor just doesnt have time for you... The Bridge: The bridge will open tomorrow ! The public will be allowed to walk on the span before it is open to traffic. In the Purchase Area: A local elementary school will be closing its doors for the last time. Local farmers receive energy efficient grant money. Tele Tech is bringing new jobs to Hopkinsville. Around the Commonwealth: The Wickliffe Mound reburial ceremnony has been postponed.

Afternoon Round-Up 5/17/12

May 17, 2012
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Today on NPR: 100 things you didnt know about strawberries. Around the Commonwealth: Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton has been elected to a second term . The number of college degrees awarded in the Commonwealth increased 4% this year. This weeks FLW Fishing Report is here! Jackson Purchase: Work continues today on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora. A convicted serial killer had 65 years added to his 15 life sentences due to a recent confession of crimes committed...

Afternoon Round-Up 5/15/12

May 15, 2012
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Today on NPR: When Facebook goes public this week, the company will be valued at roughly $100 billion. It will be the highest valuation ever for an initial public offering of a tech company. Is Facebook really worth this much money? Jackson Purchase: As some workers secure the new span of US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge on its piers, other are preparing for the next phase of bridge repair. The City of Murray will host a forum next month on the upcoming packaged alcohol vote for the city.

Bridge Work Continues

May 15, 2012

As some workers secure the new span of US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge on its piers, other are preparing for the next phase of bridge repair. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says they will soon be pouring concrete for the road bed. Todd says workers are hustling to finish repairs... At this point so far as we know were still on schedule to have it done by Memorial Day. The contractor will be working around the clock to finish out the steel work, put in rebar and get it...

Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12

Apr 19, 2012

Today on NPR: What is up with all the red pants lately? State Legislation : Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshears latest action on the state road plan will not lead to an extended special session. A bill aimed at cracking down on prescription pill abuse could be stalled once again in the Kentucky Senate. A proposal to make lowering the Tennessee state sales tax on groceries is contingent on whether theres a surplus in revenue has failed. Illinois: The Illinois...

The US 68/KY 80 bridge over Lake Barkley at Canton is open again to traffic this morning following a strike by a fourteen barge tow early this morning. The U.S. Coast Guard reports the Motor Vessel EVT was pushing the empty barges downriver when a gust of wind forced a controlled landing against one of the bridge piers. The collision was severe enough that the lead barge was taking on water. Kentucky Transportation spokesman Keith Todd says the Cabinet dispatched an inspector who reported no...