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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) engineers are developing alternate alignments for reconstruction of U.S. 641 around Fredonia and to Eddyville.

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Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police indicate this was a very deadly holiday weekend on the Commonwealth’s roadways.  14 people lost their lives Friday through Memorial Day.

The Memorial Day Weekend will come to a close at day’s end.  Many people will be traveling home during the day.

Afternoon Round-Up 3/30/12

Mar 30, 2012
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The Kentucky Senate has passed an amended bill that would help the state repay interest on a federal unemployment insurance loan.

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Kentucky lawmakers are unlikely to approve new two-year and six-year road plans in time to override any gubernatorial vetoes.

The conference committee working on the plans did not come to a compromise late last night, significantly decreasing the potential for a deal today.

The plans fund many projects, including the widening of Interstate 65, the expansion of the Mountain Parkway and portions of the Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville.

The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth.

The committee easily passed the plan and the Transportation Cabinet's operating budget today.

The road plan funds many of Governor Steve Beshear's big initiatives, such as widening both Interstate 65 around Bowling Green and the Mountain Parkway.

Bill sponsor Sannie Overly didn't offer specific details about the committee's changes to the measures, but says there are some.