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Local News
7:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in the State — in Specialty License Plates

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The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats kickoff their annual football game Saturday with the team in red as big favorites. But, if you're heading to Lexington—or just driving around the state—what type of license plates are you most likely to see?

Well, University of Kentucky plates. The UK logo is on 25,533 specialty license plates, according to  2012 data provided to WFPL from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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Local News
6:45 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Committee Expects To Approve Ohio River Bridges Tolls Thursday Morning, Rates Still Uncertain

Artists rendition of the East End Bridge, one of three that will be tolled to pay for the Ohio River Bridges Project.
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The Indiana and Kentucky bi-state tolling body will meet Thursday morning and decide toll rates for the Ohio River Bridges Project, but those rates are subject to change if the project’s costs change, officials say.

Tolls have not been met with open arms by everyone, but bi-state officials say tolls are a necessary funding mechanism for new East End and downtown bridges and the reconstruction of Spaghetti Junction.

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Local News
1:08 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Texting While Driving Will Cost 3 Points Against Kentucky Driver's License

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Kentucky drivers will soon be assessed three "penalty points" against their licenses each time they're convicted of texting while driving.

The new penalty will be enacted through administrative regulations ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear, who announced the change in Louisville on Wednesday morning.

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Local News
10:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Milton-Madison Bridge Demolition Scheduled to Begin This Week

The old Milton-Madison Bridge (right), will be demolished starting this week
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The demolition of the old bridge connecting Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana is scheduled to begin this week.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says weather permitting, a large section of the bridge truss will be brought down with explosive charges on Thursday.   It was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed because of high river levels. 

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Local News
8:30 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Entering Final Stages

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Construction of a new Ohio River bridge linking Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., is entering its final stages.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says starting today or tomorrow, traffic will be rerouted onto the new bridge, which is being built on temporary piers alongside the old span.

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Politics
1:51 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Bill Would Allow Public-Private Partnerships For Big Construction Projects

Brent Spence Bridge
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State Rep. Sannie Overly has filed a bill that will allow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to explore public-private partnerships to help construction projects with big price tags.

The bill doesn't specifically name any projects, but Kentucky currently has multiple instances where the bill could help work start, namely the Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky and Interstate 69 in western Kentucky.

Overly, a Paris Democrat, said the goal is to help the state have one more avenue to help fund its infrastructure projects.

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Local News
8:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Clark Bridge Repairs Begin; Rush Hour Delays Likely

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Motorists who use the Clark Memorial Bridge will likely endure some rush hour delays as repair work gets underway this week.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the work will require around-the-clock lane reductions.

"The contractor is allowed two, 30 day segments," Clifford said. "It will be 30 days for one half of the bridge and 30 days for the other half because we’ll be reducing the bridge from four lanes down to two lanes, so we’ll always have one lane going in each direction."

Local News
8:30 am
Mon September 10, 2012

New Milton-Madison Bridge Section To Be Hoisted Today

Illustration of completed project from MIltonMadisonBridge.com

Crews have begun a second major step in the replacement of the 82 year old Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River.

A 727-foot section of steel truss will be hoisted into place today on temporary piers alongside the existing bridge.

The 2,000 ton section was preassembled on the Kentucky side of the river and is being floated to the site on barges.

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Local News
12:04 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Brownsboro Road Section To Be Closed For Ten Days

The summer road maintenance season continues with the closure of a short stretch of Brownsboro Road for ten days starting later this week.

The stretch will be shut down starting Friday evening to allow for interchange improvements.

"This section is commonly known by people in the area as Old Brownsboro Road, and it’s the section between U.S. 42 and Warrington Way," says Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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Local News
4:00 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Kennedy Bridge Repair Work Winding Down

The Kennedy Memorial Bridge deck replacement project is nearly complete. 

The $18 million repair job began June 21, forcing the closure of two or more lanes of traffic in each direction, shutting down several ramps and causing daily traffic delays.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Andrea Clifford says all lanes and ramps at the bridge are scheduled to be open by next Wednesday, August 1.

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