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  • Kentucky to assist in evaluation of bridge

    From the KPA News Content Service

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has directed the Ky. Transportation Cabinet to send a team of bridge inspectors, engineers and consultants to help evaluate the I-64 bridge and assist the State of Indiana and the Federal Highway Administration.

  • I-64 bridge closing congests Indiana, Kentucky traffic flow

    From the KPA News Content Service

    LOUISVILLE - Indiana and Kentucky transportation and law enforcement officials announced traffic plans aimed at managing extraordinary traffic congestion on the first work day following Friday’s closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River between west Louisville and New Albany, Ind.

    The congestion will affect traffic throughout the Louisville and Southern Indiana region, not just those commuting across the Ohio River, officials warned.

  • Deadlines approaching for KSP cadet applications

    From the KPA News Content Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Police will hold testing for its next cadet class at 2 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 22 and 23 at Eastern Kentucky University.

    All application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch at 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY, 40601 by Sept. 14. The next cadet class is scheduled to begin in May 2012.

  • State to leverage nearly $155 million in small business loans

    From the KPA News Content Service

    LEXINGTON – Gov. Steve Beshear Monday announced a major small business initiative that will provide Kentucky’s small businesses with access to nearly $155 million in new loans to help with job creation across the state.

  • Speedway parking fix accelerated

    By Kevin Kelly
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    SPARTA - The rows of tobacco and corn growing on land across from Kentucky Speedway will be replaced next year by rows of cars.

    This week the speedway bought a large tract near Ky. 35 in Gallatin County from Jo Wischer. The 84-year-old Florence resident did not say Thursday how much the speedway paid for the “couple hundred acres,” but said she knows how it intends to use the property.

    “The speedway will be taking care of parking with it,” Wischer said.

  • State pushing school boards to full campus tobacco bans

    State education and public health officials have joined forces to encourage school districts to implement policies that would prohibit the use of tobacco anywhere on school-owned property – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    A letter from Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Public Health Commissioner William D. Hacker, M.D., sent to superintendents statewide, encourages districts to pass the policy as “the right thing to do for the health of your schools and communities.”

  • Carrollton Natl. Guard unit preparing for call to duty

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic a week ago.

  • State to spend $3.6 million on roads near Kentucky Speedway

    By Kevin Kelly
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    SPARTA – Kentucky Speedway and state officials unveiled their plans Tuesday to correct the traffic and parking problems experienced at last month’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

  • Public invited to comment on utility issues

    Kentucky News Service

  • Hospital names chief nursing officer

    Karen Higdon has been named chief nursing officer at Baptist Hospital Northeast.