A ceremony will be held in Louisville Tuesday, to honor U.S. President Zachary Taylor,who grew up in the city and served as the nation’s 12th President. Its part of a national program to recognize former U.S. Presidents with wreaths placed at their grave sites on the anniversaries of their birth.
Governor Steve Beshear has ordered that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today in honor of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes. The Deputy died this week after being shot during a routine traffic stop in Marion County.
Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for homes near an area where crews are cleaning up after a train derailed. The Courier-Journal reports that residents were allowed to return to their homes Thursday night and that Dixie Highway, which had been closed, was reopened.
Kentucky transportation officials say a team headed by Chicago firm Walsh Construction Co. is the apparent winner of bidding to build a new bridge over the Ohio River between downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Ind. The Transportation Cabinet said the proposals were scored Thursday in Frankfort.