Local News
4:21 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Listen: Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Jeffersonville

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Indiana struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Instantly, couples from across the Hoosier State rushed to their county clerks' offices to apply for marriage licenses they had previously been constitutionally-barred from getting. Not all clerks agreed to grant the certificates. Not all of them could. But the Clark County clerk's office did grant licenses.

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Local News
5:30 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides

Credit Photos by Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

Both sides of the Big Four Bridge are now open.

Early Tuesday, barriers on the Indiana side were removed and people were allowed to walk or bike across the Ohio River between Louisville and Jeffersonville. The Kentucky side of the bridge opened in February 2013. 

Mayors Greg Fischer and Mike Moore, of Louisville and Jeffersonville respectively, attended the opening Tuesday afternoon with crowds waiting to cross the bridge. 

Nancy Garner lives on the Indiana side.

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Local News
9:32 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Indiana Side of Big Four Bridge Is Opening This Afternoon

The Big Four Bridge opening in 2013.
Credit Laura Valentine/WFPL News

  Louisville and Jeffersonville's mayors are reopening the long-awaited  Big Four Bridge at 2 p.m. today.

The public is invited to gather at either side of the pedestrian bridge.

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Local News
5:38 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

The Indiana Side of The Big Four Bridge Will Be Opening Soon, Really

Credit INDOT

After months of delays, Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge is almost complete.

The final leg of construction was finished Monday, according to Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield. And Jeffersonville city officials are expected to gain control of the ramp within the next few days.

“Our involvement has pretty much ended at this point,” Wingfield says.

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Local News
9:00 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

The Indiana Side of the Big Four Bridge Open By Derby? Not Going to Happen.

Credit Indiana Dept. of Transportation

The Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge will not be open in time for  Kentucky Derby weekend.

Jeffersonville city officials had hoped the pedestrian walking and cycling bridge would be opened on April 30, but a recent decision from the Indiana Department of Transportation delayed those plans, much to the dismay of residents and business owners.

The state says more time is needed to install lighted safety rails, some of which are still being manufactured in Wisconsin.

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Local News
6:00 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Amazon Expands Jeffersonville Fullfillment Center, Jobs to Follow

More jobs could be coming to Jeffersonville’s River Ridge Commerce Center following the announcement from Internet retail giant Amazon, which plans to expand its operations there over the next several months.

When Indiana’s fifth and largest Amazon fulfillment center opened last fall, it employed between 600 to 800 people, with the potential to hire more.

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Local News
12:39 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Legislation to Regulate Pain Clinics Pending in Two Indiana Communities

Two southern Indiana communities are taking preliminary steps to more tightly regulate prescription pills by cracking down on pain clinics. Prescription painkiller abuse is becoming more common, and some say the pills are easier to get legally due to unscrupulous pain clinic operators.

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Local News
1:16 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Jeffersonville's Amazon Opens: Eyes On Traffic, Future Investments

Mayor Mike Moore says he expects Amazon and the bridges project will encourage more investment in the Ridge Ridge Commerce Center.

Indiana’s fifth Amazon Distribution Center opened in Jeffersonville this week and officials say while the facilities begin stocking shelves they'll be keeping an eye on traffic in the area.

The $150 million facility is currently employing between 600 to 800 employees on two shifts and that may increase during the holidays, said Mayor Mike Moore.

“Of course this is great news for the city of Jeff to have Amazon come, but there are more issues that we’re going to be dealing with and we’re going to get a little bit more every day, find out what needs to be done," he said.

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Arts and Humanities
4:23 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Jeffersonville Forms Public Art Study Committee

Floodwall mural in downtown Jeffersonville.
Jason Meredith Design Unleashed

The city of Jeffersonville, Ind., has formed a study committee on public art. The committee will lay the groundwork for a new public art initiative. City council member-at-large Nathan Samuel hopes a public art initiative will help rally Jeffersonville citizens and leaders around a positive cause.

“I think Jeffersonville suffers from a self-esteem problem," says Samuel. "We don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we have here.”

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Local News
5:31 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Jeffersonville Mayor to Discuss Plans for Big Four Approach

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore is asking city residents to give input on design plans for Indiana s approach to the Big Four Bridge, which will likely include mixed-use and recreational developments.

Moore’s vision includes attracting both Jeffersonville and Louisville residents who he believes will be drawn in through the new pedestrian span. He already has a strong design plan in mind and last month he asked the Redevelopment Commission president to step down for not backing it.

The plan includes a residential and commercial development as well as an open air pavilion.

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