Bowling Green, KY – Warren County has joined the list of Kentucky Counties filing for disaster relief as a result of last week's storms and high winds. The county is filing a 1.2 million dollar request after the storms left 25 thousand homes without power and downed numerous trees and power lines.
Washington, D.C. – The U-S Senate has approved a plan to put new restrictions on cigarette makers and to pay tobacco farmers to give up federal quotas. Approval of the legislative package came late Thursday afternoon.
Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has started taking proposals from companies to design two new bridges that would span the Ohio River. The 1.9 billion dollar project is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The project plan calls for building a new downtown Louisville bridge, and one on the east end.
Louisville/Bowling Green – Linemen from Tennessee and Georgia are heading to Louisville to help restore power after high winds downed thirteen hundred lines. Officials estimate that more than 115 thousand people were left without power by the high winds, which uprooted numerous trees across Kentucky.