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  An Ohio company that’s developed an environmentally friendly process to manufacture chemicals used in paint and plastics is locating a facility in Hancock County that will create about 125 jobs. 

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Another breakdown at an aging lock and dam has halted river traffic on the Ohio in western Kentucky. It’s the second such interruption in less than a year for a stretch of river that carries some 90 million tons of cargo annually.

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A 40 day voyage down the Ohio River beginning in Cincinnati will come to an end in Cairo, IL Thursday. But the purpose of the trip, to bring awareness to suicide prevention is just beginning for the three boys who are the youngest to brave the 981 mile trip in three kayaks.

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When President Trump picked the Ohio Valley as the setting to promote his infrastructure plan, he also drew attention to an overlooked part of the nation’s transportation system: inland waterways. Agriculture, energy, and manufacturing interests all depend heavily on the Ohio’s aging navigation system.

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With a speech planned for Cincinnati’s Ohio River waterfront, President Donald Trump has chosen a fitting venue to talk about infrastructure improvements. The Ohio Valley is home to aging highways, bridges, and dams, poor drinking water systems, and weak internet service for many rural residents.

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Counties surrounding the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers are facing high flood levels after the region received several inches of rain over the weekend. National Weather Service Hydrologist Mary Lamb said flood levels are reaching about 35 feet in Smithland and as high as 46 feet further west in Cairo, Illinois.

"Indian Head Rock" BillyMassie, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The famous "Indian Head Rock," a historic boulder previously located in the Ohio River, is the subject of an upcoming documentary.

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The Belle of Louisville steamboat is getting a new companion vessel. The Belle’s management team and the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation are purchasing the Georgia Queen based in Savannah. 

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Motorists will start paying tolls on Dec. 30 to cross three Ohio River bridges connecting Kentucky and Indiana.

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Officials have announced that the new Ohio River bridge in eastern Jefferson County will open to traffic on Sunday, Dec. 18.

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