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Dreams of I-69

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From left to right, I-69 Coordinator Sam Sarvis and Henderson-Henderson Co. Chamber of Commerce President Brad Schneider

Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Schneider was one of several officials from the chamber who attended a conference on bridges in Louisville. The conference’s focus was on the bridge project between Louisville and southern Indiana. Schneider says seeing the way officials in Louisville are planning their bridge will help Henderson officials when they start the I-69 bridge between Henderson and Evansville.

Schneider is part of C-Link, an organization of 12 northwest Kentucky counties, who have banded together to lobby for I-69. He says in 2009, the General Assembly passed the Infrastructure Authority bill, which allows local state entities to fund large infrastructure projects through bonding and toll roads.  Louisville has already formed a coalition to do this, and Schneider says Henderson hopes to follow suit within the next decade.

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Written by Angela Hatton

February 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

morning cram [yin’lin edition]

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One of America’s biggest beer makers is a lesser-known regional company: D.G. Yuengling and Son. Founded by a German immigrant in Pennsylvania 181 years ago, it’s the country’s oldest brewery.

~NPR reports Yuengling is still family-run and growing.

KENTUCKY~ An I-69 planning study will be publicly discussed in Mayfield tonight. State Police are investigating a string of break-ins along US-62 in Lyon County. McCracken County Schools could save +$4mil on loan interest payments, while county officials want to build a Korean War memorial. More state prisoners are beginning to spend the rest of their sentences in county jails. Several historic sites are going to be closed for 3 months.

TENNESSEE~ The Opryland Hotel reopens today.

SPORTS~ (Football) MSU > APSU, UTM > TSU. (Men’s Basketball) APSU > STL, UTM > MMC. (Women’s Basketball) MSU > St. Catherine, APSU < Purdue, ISU > UTM > SIU.

morning cram [gooold! edition]

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NPR‘s Planet Money recently invested in a toxic asset. The experiment didn’t go so well and the asset lost about half its value. All the while, the price of gold has been going through the roof. So they decided to buy gold with the left over funds to see what happens.

KENTUCKY~ An 11-year-old Hopkinsville boy succumbs to his injuries in a bicycle vs. car accident. 2nd-district Senate candidates Bob Leeper and Rex Smith sparred in a debate early yesterday morning. 5 area counties receive $680k in federal funding for planning/development. A federal judge declares Heath High shooter Michael Carneal deserves a full appeal hearing. MSU hosted Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Ed Whitfield yesterday; supporters call Paul a “real American”. Governor Beshear heads to India.  A federal judge postponed a trial for a woman accused of burning down her Fort Campbell home that killed 2 of her children.

morning cram [middle class edition]

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President Obama sets off on a multi-state, 3-day political tour today, designed to appeal to middle-class voters, many of whom are dissatisfied with the state of the economy on his watch.

~NPR details the president’s plans.

KENTUCKY~ Bardwell’s J-Mack Cookers wins Paducah’s BBQ on the River grand championship (for a 4th year in a row). The Executive Inn liquidation sale is almost over and demo teams ready to tear down the former hotel. Former Barkley School of Law students won’t have to pay back all their loans. 3 Michigan men are jailed in Christian County for a mobile methlab. An autopsy is scheduled this morning on a decomposed body found near Earlington. Official: I-69 development slow, but coming. The state’s Episcopalians now have a new leader. Jack accuses Rand of accepting donations from white supremacists.

OVC SPORTS~ (football) MSU > UTM, APSU < WU. (women’s soccer) MSU & UTM < EKU & MHSU; SEMO > APSU > EIU.

morning cram (employed? edition)

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“Job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year…” NPR will tell you why.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County considers getting their own IT network. Graves County High makes good TV (news). Engineers are going to study what the Purchase Parkway needs to become I-69. A Christian County Judge refuses to reduce bail for a DUI-murder suspect.  The (internationally
renowned rock band) Rush complains Rand Paul’s campaign is using its music without permission. Happy 100th Birthday, you old State Capitol you!

TENNESSEE~ A $20mil construction project begins next week @ Montgomery Central near Clarksville. A spending plan keeps advancing, despite tangential debates. (Yet another) report that the Super-Speeder Bill is dying.