The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released estimates on the economic impact of its designation for an endangered fish in southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee. Members of the public have through June 25th to comment on that analysis.
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.
A pre-civil war house in Barren County is being recommended for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1855 property has been known as the Bybee House for its builder, Barren County native William Bybee. He was a farmer, livestock trader, and land speculator.
The Eggners Ferry Bridge in Western Kentucky reopened Friday. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. completed the emergency repairs on the bridge two days earlier than required, and the bridge opened to traffic at 1:05pm CDT.
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers says low water conditions this holiday weekend are leading to increased hazards for some boaters and swimmers in the region. Boaters are advised to stay within marked navigation channels.
A federal jury on Thursday convicted an AWOL Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell of attempting to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops. The Waco jury convicted Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo of the most serious charge, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, which could land him in prison for life. Abdo also was convicted of attempted murder of U.S. officers or employees, and four counts of possessing a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting Thursday night to discuss plans to widen US 62 in Central City. Engineers and design consultants will be available to answer questions about the $16.5 million project that includes a busy section of US 62 from near the Central City Wal-Mart entrance at US 431 running eastward to the US 431/KY 70/South 2nd Street intersection.
A federal judge has ruled that investigators illegally placed a GPS tracking device on a Kentucky man's car. As a result, prosecutors won't be allowed to use 150 pounds of marijuana as evidence against the man.
Drug crimes in Tennessee have risen to their second-highest number in eleven years. That comes despite the fact that overall crime rates in the Volunteer State are dropping. On the one hand, Tennessee has experienced four years of general crime declines. On the other hand, the Tennessean reports that drug-related incidents are on the rise throughout the state.