Bridge Construction Will Cause Downtown Mess

Skeletal remains found behind a Jeffersonville church last month have been identified as a missing man who lived nearby. Stephen Reedy had been missing since September of 2011. [WDRB]

How does Kentucky score when it comes to local food? Last year, the Commonwealth was 6th nationally. This year? 18th. [Ruh Ro]

Shots rang out in the middle of the afternoon Wednesday at Beecher Terrace and by the time police arrived they found John Percell lying dead in the doorway of his girlfriend’s apartment. [WHAS11]

“Madison County is losing a great teacher,” said Richard Lowe, principal at Mayfield Elementary School. “She really cares about kids — and it shows.” Stephanie Winkler, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher at Mayfield, was elected president of the Kentucky Education Association, the largest professional association in Kentucky. [Richmond Register]

Construction is set to begin this summer on the downtown crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. In just three years, there will be a second bridge next to the Kennedy, and there should be signs of work very soon. [WLKY]

Kentucky is seeking federal approval to alter its methods for monitoring selenium pollution, a move environmental groups say is designed to protect the coal industry from lawsuits over polluted waterways. [H-L]

Yum Brands Inc, the biggest foreign fast-food chain operator in China, is in danger of breaking its 11-year streak of double-digit profit growth as it scrambles to deal with food scares and bird flu in its most lucrative market. [Reuters]

Items for care packages for soldiers overseas are needed for the 7th annual “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign. [WAVE3]

As Rand Paul told it, the biggest problem keeping African Americans from voting Republican is that they didn’t know Republicans have long been leaders on abolition and civil rights. As students at Howard University heard it, the problem was that Paul was condescending, misleading, and removed from the issues facing their community. [TPM]

There’s a big pet adoption event taking place this Friday that Metro Animal Services is a part of. But guess which agency refuses to provide details to us, despite us having a huge animal rights following coupled with a statewide audience. [News & Tribune]

Joe Gerth finally released a story about the McConnell audio recording. It’s interesting that Democrats are still feigning outrage at the private remarks McConnell’s staffers made. Since, uh, Democrats were using the same anti-Ashley Judd talking points to get her out of the race. [C-J/AKN]

Admissions rose in March at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, the Ohio River casino closest to Louisville, but wagering results were mixed. [Business First]

The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority [yesterday] gave final approval to a project to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville. The authority approved an application by Kentucky Kingdom LLLP for performance-based incentives, which could be as much as $10 million over 10 years. [Press Release]

1 thought on “Bridge Construction Will Cause Downtown Mess

  1. I find it hard to believe that Mitch “Pork Chop” McConnell, the biggest pork producer in Kentucky would say something bad about someone. The recording must have been edited.

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