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There’s tension surrounding an ordinance to annex some Graves County Schools into the city of Mayfield.  The City Council approved the ordinance’s first reading Monday. 

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Tennessee’s 8th district Congressman Stephen Fincher says the construction of Interstate 69 is critical to the western part of the state, but says his support falls short of increasing the gas tax.  

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The Illinois Department of Transportation has discontinued the Interstate 66 Corridor Study aimed at connecting Paducah to East Cape Girardeau, Ill.

An IDOT statement claims the study was scrapped because of a lack of participation from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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  The Interstate 69 project continues to move forward as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded another contract to bring an interchange in Hopkins County up to Interstate standards.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation says they will have a contract letting for construction on a portion of I-69 in northwest Tennessee will begin this year.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Federal Highway Administration are holding a public meeting this week to discuss reconstruction of the I-69 / I-24 interchange at Calvert City.

The interchange is part of the larger project to improve Kentucky highways for the Interstate 69 corridor.

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Governor Steve Beshear announced a contract to reconstruct a KY 348 interchange in Benton in another effort to bring Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards for the I-69 project.

Jim Smith Contracting Company won the more than $8 million bid to change the cloverleaf interchange into a diamond one to accommodate for interstate speeds. The project is set for completion June 30, 2016.

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  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday  a contract for improvements to bring a portion of the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards and an eventual designation as Interstate 69.

The project involves reconstruction of 30 miles of the parkway from Exit 22 (mile point 22) in Graves County to U.S. 62 at Calvert City (mile point 52) in Marshall County. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. was awarded the contract on a low bid of $8.08 million. The project has a completion date of Sept. 15, 2015.

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A new proposal for a bridge linking Henderson, Ky. and Evansville, Ind. as part of the ongoing I-69 project cuts more than $600 million from its previous estimate.

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Following a public information meeting in Calvert City last night (Thursday), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials and engineers are considering how to modernize the nearby I-69 / I-24 interchange.  

Thursday, state highway officials and project engineers heard comment from residents at a public information meeting in Calvert City. 

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