It’s been two weeks since the Delta Mariner crashed into the Eggners Ferry Bridge, collapsing a 300 foot section of the road deck. The biggest question still remaining for motorists and business owners who depend on the traffic over the bridge is when and how will traffic be restored. Chad Lampe spoke with Kentucky Department of Highways Spokesman Keith Todd, click the link above to listen to the interview.
The Lennox Hearth fireplace plant in Union City is up for sale, according to a statement from the company. Lennox Hearth Products is based in Nashville and has manufacturing facilities in Union City, Auburn, Wash., and Laval, Quebec, Canada. The company announced it intends to sell three of its plants, including the one in Union City, due to low market demand. The Union City plant employs between 200 and 250 workers. The company has not announced when or if the sale would affect employees.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon at the Capitol to make what they call a major announcement regarding support for a proposed constitutional legalized gambling amendment. The event is set for noon Central. Governor Steve Beshear says he's expecting a proposal to amend the state Constitution to allow casino-style gambling to be filed soon. He also says lawmakers still have plenty of time remaining in the legislative session to get it passed. The legislative session is scheduled to run into April.
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will delay service this morning until 9. Kentucky Transportation board spokesman Keith Todd cites an electrical issue at fault for the delay. He says the problem should be addressed quickly.