Louisville

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say repairs to the Kennedy Memorial Bridge in Louisville should be finished this week, as the project moves into its final phase of construction.

Paving of the final asphalt surface on the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 is scheduled for this weekend. Southbound I-65 will be completely closed from I-64 in downtown Louisville to I-264 (mile points 136.4 to 131.2).  This road closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. EDT Friday, July 20, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23.

A Louisville firefighter arrested last week after police say they found guns, cash, drug paraphernalia, and 31 pounds of marijuana in his home will be arraigned Tuesday in Jefferson District Court.  According to the Associated Press, officers served a search warrant on the home of 45 year old Sgt. Willie McBride Jr. on July 3rd.

Crews are finishing concrete paving today on the southbound lanes of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge.  Once this work is complete, motorists will see changes Thursday morning to the traffic patterns on Interstate 65 across the bridge.   Currently, traffic is restricted to one lane for southbound I-65 and two lanes for northbound I-65.

The Muhammad Ali Center and a Michigan art gallery have settled a dispute over whether and how to display more than 180 pieces chronicling the champion's career that were donated to the center.

The Executive Vice-President of Health Affairs at the University of Louisville is pleased with today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the President's health care law. Dr. David Dunn told WKU Public Radio Americans should be happy that an estimated 32 million people who haven't had health insurance will now be covered.

The process of opening the Louisville area to Medicaid competition is underway. Passport Health Plan has run Medicaid in the area for 15 years, but the state has been ordered by the federal government to allow at least one more private operator to do business in the region.

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say construction work will continue through this holiday weekend on the pavement replacement project in the Louisville area. Crews will be paving the right lane of southbound I-65 between the Chestnut Street overpass and the Watterson Expressway.

The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a marker in honor of the western Louisville home where boxing great Muhammid Ali was born.  Ali, who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., lived in the home with his parents and brother. 

Leaders for the Louisville Orchestra Musicians Association say they've ratified an agreement for a new contract with orchestra management. The announcement is likely to end a months-long impasse. The Courier-Journal reports the deal calls for a one-year contract covering 57 musicians for 30 weeks a year with a base salary level of $925 a week, including medical and pension benefits.

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