The disabled crane has been removed, and all eastbound lanes of the Cumberland Parkway are open.
Update at 6:00 p.m.:
A second crane has arrived to help move the disabled crane off the roadway. Once it's gone, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews will be on site to start road repairs. The eastbound lanes remain closed. No estimated time for their re-opening.
Update at 2:30 p.m.:
A crane is now on-site to begin the upright process of a crane that overturned on the Cumberland Parkway in the Edmonton area. Estimated time for this leg of the cleanup process is 3-4 hours, then preparation will take place for a large low-boy from Louisville to remove the overturned unit. Estimated total recovery and removal could take until 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Afterward, repairs will take place on the road surface which will take additional time after the vehicle is removed.
All eastbound lanes remain blocked at mile point 34, east of Edmonton. Traffic is still being diverted off in Edmonton, passing through to Columbia in Adair County via KY 80 to rejoin the parkway.
Westbound lanes are not directly, though intermittent and short closures may be required for emergency services and removal.
Centre College is no longer pursuing a scholarship program that garnered the school national acclaim when it was announced earlier this summer.
Centre College leaders said in late July that they had received a $250 million dollar financial gift, the largest such gift ever for a U.S. liberal arts school.
The Danville school announced Monday morning that Centre leaders and the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust "have determined not to continue discussions regarding a potential new scholarship program."
"The Trust’s intended major gift to fund the program was linked to a significant capital market event, which put considerable time pressure on efforts to structure the gift and the proposed scholarship program," Centre Vice-President Richard Trollinger said in a news release. "In the end, the parties determined that it was not possible to finalize these matters and get the required approvals from both sides in the time available."
Senator Rand Paul says a surgical military strike by the U.S. against Syria wouldn’t impact the outcome of the civil war being fought in that country.
Speaking to Fox News Sunday, the Bowling Green Republican said he’s horrified by the images of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Senator Paul said those responsible for the attack “deserve death.”
Still, Paul says he’s worried that the kinds of missile strikes being proposed wouldn’t directly impact Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and could even further destabilize the country and increase the chances that chemical weapons end up in the hands of opposition fighters.
In a speech to the nation Tuesday, President Obama will make his case for a U.S. military strike on Syria. Regardless of what the president says, some members of Kentucky’s federal delegation already have their minds made up.
Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says he will vote against any resolution authorizing military force against Syria for its government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. For one thing, Massie says he’s uncomfortable with the language in the president’s proposal.
"It's not limited geographically, it's not limited by type of engagement, and it's not limited by who we can engage, not just the Syrians," contends Massie.
Massie contends the civil war in Syria is not a matter of U.S. national security. Massie is joined by Congressman Ed Whitfield as solid “no” votes. U.S. Representatives Brett Guthrie, Hal Rogers, and Andy Barr, all GOP members, are still contemplating.