According to a Coast Guard press release, a salvage plan was approved on Friday to remove both the M/V Delta Mariner ship from the damaged Eggner's Ferry Bridge, and the section of the bridge that remains on the nose of the ship.
According to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), a dive team working for KYTC is examining three piers of the U.S. 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake to detect any critical shifting of the pier substructure. The inspection area includes Pier 6, which may have shifted when a cargo vessel crashed into the 80-year-old bridge Thursday night, ripping away a 322-foot span of the bridge.
A dive team from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to place sensors on a pier of the U.S. 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake to help determine how badly it was damaged when a cargo vessel rammed the bridge Thursday night. The crash involving the vessel Delta Mariner knocked out a 322-foot span of the venerable bridge between Marshall County and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Western Kentucky. The combined-route highway, which runs east-west, is now closed indefinitely.
The 312 foot Delta Mariner struck the traffic deck of the Eggners Ferry Bridge last night, causing the collapse of a two hundred foot section of the structure. Emergency officials say none of the twenty crew members on board were injured and there is no indication any vehicles were on the bridge at the time of the incident.
The Eggners Ferry Bridge spans a little more than a half mile over Kentucky Lake. It is at the western entrance to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Early report from the Coast Guard is that the Motor Vessel Delta Mariner struck the main span of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at about 8:10 p.m., CST on Thursday. The pilot reported he was running without any barges in tow at the time. The Captain reported no vehicles were on the bridge at the time of the incident and no injuries among the 20 crew members on board the vessel at the time. The tow boat is afloat and holding position just downstream from the bridge. The coast Guard has closed Kentucky Lake/The Tennessee River to boat traffic at the site.
For only the second time in its history, a Kentucky legislative committee will issue subpoenas-this time over Medicaid managed care and locally-owned pharmacies.
The Program Review and Investigations Committee voted to authorize subpoenas to Kentucky’s three new managed care providers over reimbursement rates to independent pharmacies. Passport, based in Louisville, is exempt from the subpoena.
A trial date has been set for a South Central Kentucky woman charged with murdering a pregnant acquaintance and taking her baby. Kathy Michelle Coy was in a Warren County courtroom this morning where attorneys agreed to set trial for January 15th, 2013.
Paul Markham of the WKU Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility and WKU Senior Bianca Brown were honored at the White House last week. Their leadership is in the "Public Achievement" program which seeks to increase civic engagement among students in grades K thru 16. Dr. Markham says it's extremely important to reach students at an early age about the issue.
Bowling Green resident Lauren Moore saw first-hand the chaos aboard the Costa Concordia cruise liner after it slammed into the reef Friday off the tiny island of Giglio.
Speaking to WKU Public Radio's Morning Edition host Joe Corcoran, Moore said passengers received no safety instructions, and had no idea where lifeboats or safety jackets were located. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll was at 11.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green resident Lauren Moore saw first-hand the chaos aboard the Costa Concordia cruise liner after it slammed into the reef Friday off the tiny island of Giglio. Speaking in the studio of WKU Public Radio, Moore said passengers received no safety instructions, and had no idea where lifeboats or safety jackets were located. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll was at 11.