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Government
11:42 am
Mon July 15, 2013

UPDATE: Major Restrictions on US 51 Ohio River Bridge Begin July 29

US 51 Ohio River Bridge
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  Work to maintain and repair the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois will restrict traffic to a 7 -foot maximum load width starting Monday, July 29, 2013 (KYTC had initially reported the 22nd, the contractor requested to delay the start date one week.)  The work zone restriction will prohibit trucks, buses, motor homes and vehicles pulling trailers from crossing the bridge for approximately 56 days.

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Society
3:20 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Youth Build Program Helps Young People Get Education, Job Skills

Issac Smith The Cairo Citizen

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 10:41 am

A new program has been putting young people to work in Cairo. 

The federally funded Youth Build program is helping ten youths get help with life skills and become employable by earning a GED, getting a drivers license and learning on-the-job construction training.

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Weather
7:18 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Moderate Flooding Expected Near Cairo, IL

Moderate flooding is expected near Cairo, IL as the Mississippi and Illinois rivers crests this week, but the National Weather Service said the risk of spring flooding will continue for the next several weeks.

The moderate flooding prediction comes two years after historic flooding throughout many of far western Kentucky's river counties.

NWS Meteorologist Rachel Trevino in Paducah said rainfall and snow north of western Kentucky and southern Illinois along with future storm cells could all contribute to the rising river levels.

“The flooding going on up north of us due to rainfall and the snow packs and stuff probably will kind of affect us down in this area probably in the next two or three weeks," she said. " It will take that long for that water to get down here.”

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Culture
4:25 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Cinema International Presents Cairo, IL Doc "Between Two Rivers"

Murray State's Cinema International is including "Between Two Rivers" the 2012 Documentary about Cairo, IL, in this week's features with a showing tomorrow night (first showing was Thursday night). Tim Johns is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator, Jesse Stuart Fellowship, in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State and is becoming active with the Cinema International organization on campus.

Government
3:20 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Bird’s Point Levee Scheduled for Completion

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The Army Corps of Engineers says the Bird’s Point Levee in southeast Missouri will be back to its former size by the end of the year. 

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Environment
11:20 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Army Corps Monitors Low Water on Ohio RIver

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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers officials continue to monitor low water levels in the Ohio River. Hydraulic engineer Bryan Astifan said the river level at Cairo, Ill., is a barometer of how the Ohio River basin and the Upper Mississippi River basin is fairing in the drought.

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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.

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Roads
2:37 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Bridge in Cairo Reopening

The US 60/62 Mississippi River Bridge at Cairo will reopen tomorrow after being shut down for over a year. Officials say the bridge was closed to repair a deteriorated floor beam system damaged by an excessive number of overweight trucks crossing the span. The Illinois Department of Transportation says the bridge will reopen to all vehicles with a maximum gross weight of 40 tons and a maximum axle weight of 10 tons.

 

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Culture
3:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Two Film-Makers Tell the Story of Cairo, Illinois in Their Documentary "Between Two Rivers"

Cairo, Illinois has seen boom and bust. It was a massive hub for river travel in the early 20th century and boasted a population some say up to 20 thousand, now it's a fraction of that size. Once beautiful buildings and homes that are still standing are now in disrepair, and the poverty level has sky rocketed. An industrial exodus and fall out from the civil rights movement are mostly to blame for the state of Cairo today.

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