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The Bridge
4:23 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Beshear Signs Executive Order for Emergency Funding

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is seeking federal highway funds through a disaster declaration to aid in restoring traffic across Kentucky Lake in Marshall County. The declaration allows the Kentucky Transportation cabinet to seek federal funds.  KYTC public affairs officer Chuck Wolfe says the state won’t wait on emergency funds to continue work to restore traffic.

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Environment
4:23 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Bridge Piers Not Damaged

An inspection of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge piers has revealed no major damage despite being hit by an 86 hundred ton cargo ship in January. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock says results of the emergency inspection were encouraging, and meant they were getting closer to repairing the damaged span. Governor Steve Beshear said during a press conference this week the KYTC is moving toward the use of a ferry service during the several months it will take to install a replacement span.

Afternoon Update
4:40 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/14/12

Last year's I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort, KY.
Jeff Gross

Today is I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort, and more than one thousand are expected to attend a rally.

 

 

 

 

Around the Commonwealth:

Lawmakers have unveiled their constitutional amendment for expanded gambling which would allow for up to seven casinos in Kentucky, but five must be at horse racing tracks.

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The Bridge
4:26 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Beshear to Hold Press Conference Concerning Bridge

Governor Steve Beshear will make an announcement Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. regarding the Eggners Ferry Bridge. The Governor will hold a press conference at the eastern section of the bridge. While details of the speech aren’t public, it is likely that Governor Beshear will address the future of that crossing at Kentucky Lake.

Morning Cram
8:54 am
Tue February 14, 2012

the morning cram [we don't usually see this much activity in a dead person edition]

Breaking News: Zombies interested in more than brains.

NPR reports a new study shows that around 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote in the US.

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-Science & Technology - WKMS
7:14 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Inspectors Preparing Bridge Report

Inspectors are preparing a report to evaluate the future of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. The report will determine if the remaining structure can be safely repaired. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer Keith Todd told the Paducah Sun he expects the report to be released mid-day today. Workers will resume clearing debris today after stopping work yesterday due to fog.

Regional Headlines
1:48 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Delta Mariner Moved from Site of Bridge Collision

Angela Rowlett

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

 

The Coast Guard has approved the transit of the Delta Mariner to a safe harbor on the Tennessee River today.

Salvage workers successfully cut the Delta Mariner free from subsurface bridge debris at 10:15 a.m., and will continue removing remaining portions of the bridge from the bow of the ship once it is safely secured a mile from its current location.

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