A row of towering concrete silos bearing the name and mascot of the University of Louisville is destined for the wrecking ball.
If you’ve ever driven on I-65 into Louisville, you’ve surely seen the row of 11 concrete silos that sit right off the interstate. The silos have been an area landmark for 94 years, but the Courier-Journal reports University of Louisville officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million for the property that borders the school’s Belknap Campus.
The silos will be torn down and replaced with classrooms and academic facilities. A master plan developed by U of L calls for the property just north of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to be used for unspecified academic or research purposes.
The 15-acre parcel of land where the silos sit became available for purchase when the company that owned it shut down an industrial plant in January.
The widening of Interstate 65 to three lanes in each direction continues to move northward.
The next phase of the I-65 widening is between mile points 58 and 65, pushing north from Horse Cave and covering the Munfordville interchange. Work crews will close the outside lanes heading north and south this week in preparation of the paving of temporary lanes where shoulders currently exist.
Scotty’s Contracting—which has a nearly $64 million contract for the project—will install temporary barrier wall and begin work in the median.
Closures will take place each day through Thursday between 6 am and 5pm central, with traffic delays possible during peak afternoon hours.
Motorists are also cautioned that a speed limit reduction to 55 miles per hour will be in place through the new work zone.
Nearly 300 Ft. Knox soldiers are home for the holidays after serving a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.
The soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division were honored during a ceremony Sunday night at the Hardin County Army post. The 285 troops had been operating in the roughly 7,000–square-mile Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan, assisting Afghan security forces, government representatives, and police forces.
The unit will continue to send soldiers home through next May, with the majority of the brigade home before March.
The WKU men’s basketball team may be done with finals week, but the Hilltoppers face another tough test this weekend.
WKU travels to the KFC YUM! Center Saturday to take on the defending national champion Louisville Cardinals. The Hilltoppers bring a 5-3 record into the matchup with the sixth-ranked Cardinals, and will have two new faces on the court.
Guards Chris Harrison-Docks and Trency Jackson are eligible to play for the first time this season after sitting out the first semester because of NCAA transfer rules. Harrison-Docks is a Louisville native who transferred to WKU after originally attending Butler.
Jackson made his way to Bowling Green after attending Texas Tech and a Florida junior college.
You can read more on the matchup and learn more about the Hilltoppers and Cardinals here.
The WKU-Louisville game begins at 11 a.m. central, and is being televised on ESPN2.
However, following a speech last Friday in Detroit, the freshman Senator said his wife, Kelly, is opposed to him running for president. Paul said his thoughts about being in the spotlight shift from week to week, adding “Sometimes you have a good week. The next week they pound you to death. You know, the haters and the hacks go after you.”
Paul recently faced criticism for using material in some of his speeches and newspaper editorials that were lifted—without attribution—from other sources. Paul said much of the negative attention was coming from, what he called, “haters”.