Lake Barkley bridge

Allison Crawford

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear stopped in Murray and Marshall County today to call attention to a new career center in Murray and to formally break ground on the ongoing Kentucky Lake Bridge project.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects workers to begin drilling this afternoon at the site of the new US 68/KY 80 bridge across Lake Barkley.

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The six-year Kentucky road plan that awaits Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature contains more than $368 million in funding for projects in the Jackson Purchase.

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A $3 million renovation for Lake Barkley State Park is among the legislative priorities for the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance in 2014.  Trigg, Christian and Todd make up the chamber alliance.

Christian County Judge Executive Steve Trimble said the facelift to the Lake Barkley campground and lodge is something the alliance has been working towards for several years.

“Obviously, as you well know, LBL is our state’s number one tourism draw,  over a million people come in there each year," said Trimble. "Tourism obviously is very big in Trigg County and, you know the lodge appearance through the year is kinda, there’s been some renovation, but it’s still kinda worn and outdated.”

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An electrical crew is checking navigational lights on the Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton this morning after the lights were reported to be out Tuesday.  Commercial traffic in the area was alerted after the outage was called in to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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