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Transportation
4:16 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

IDOT Scraps Paducah-Cape Girardeau I-66 Study, Citing Lack of Participation from KYTC

Credit Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

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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Government
12:55 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

DOT: 31 Percent of Kentucky's Bridges Are Structurally Deficient or Obsolete

The US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton
Credit KYTC

As part of its efforts to get Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill, the U.S. Department of Transportation has released an “infrastructure snapshot” that paints a grim portrait of Kentucky’s roads and bridges.

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Environment
4:00 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Archaeological Dig Yields Artifacts Near New Lake Barkley Bridge

Rob Canning

University of Kentucky archaeologists are finishing their dig at a prehistoric Native American campsite on the edge of Lake Barkley in Canton. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet found the site during land analysis for a new bridge.

Lead Archaeologist Mickey Loughlin said this site ranks high in importance on a 1-10 scale.

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Society
3:50 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Social Media Campaign Calls for Reopening Investigation into Fatal Wreck

Shanice LaShae Bean
Credit Justice for Shanice/Facebook

A growing social media campaign is aimed at reopening an investigation into a car crash that killed a Hopkins County teenager earlier this year.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Protected Ospreys Complicate Construction at Soon-to-Be Demolished Bridges

An osprey nesting on the U.S. 60 Cumberland Bridge at Smithland, Ky.
Credit KYTC/Keith Todd

Federally-protected osprey nests have led to the temporary furlough of more than 30 construction jobs on the new bridge being built over Kentucky Lake.

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Environment
4:27 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Against Residents’ Wishes 250-Year-Old Burr Oak Tree Cut Down On Lake Barkley Bridge Easement

Credit Paul Fourshee / Facebook

A rare burr oak tree in Canton was cut down this weekend to make way for the new Lake Barkley bridge, upsetting some Trigg County residents.

They had worked with Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander to save the 250 year old tree. But Alexander says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ultimately had to cut down the tree for the project.

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Government
10:49 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Transportation Cabinet Warns Drivers To Watch Out For Potholes While It Works To Fill Them

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With the arrival of drier weather, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has crews out with the drier weather working on potholes created after the past few weeks’ large swings in temperature and winter storms.

KYTC Spokesperson Keith Todd says it’s usual for crews to be busy filling holes in March and April but recent weather has been ideal for create the pesky holes.

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Society
10:08 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Hundreds Stuck on I-24, National Guard to Help

Credit Lance Dennee/WKMS

  UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: McCracken County Emergency Management director Jerome Mansfield says Kentucky State Police and the McCracken County Sheriff's Department have extended the I-24 closure to mile marker 7 at Lourdes Hospital. Mansfield says this move will help crews clear I-24 more efficiently.

Kentucky State Police say hundreds of drivers are stranded on a more than 80-mile stretch of Interstate 24.

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Infrastructure
6:20 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Returns

Credit dorena-hickmanferryboat.com

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed operation at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, after being closed for nearly two months. The ferry closed November 18th, with officials thinking it would be out of operation for a few weeks. Instead, the closure lasted over two months.

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Infrastructure
12:38 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

KYTC Crews Prepare Roads for Winter Weather This Week

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are pre-treating roads in anticipation of snow later this week.

The National Weather Service in Paducah calls for a 30 percent chance of wintery precipitation tomorrow and Thursday and a greater chance on Friday.

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