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  • Bridge closed more than 12 hours following 911 reports of problems

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    An investigation is under way following a series of calls received by the 911 emergency system in Madison, Ind. that led to the closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge on Friday night.

    Jefferson County, Ind., Sheriff John Wallace said he has asked the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for its assistance in the investigation.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge worker dies following injury at job site

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    A construction worker injured last week at the Milton-Madison Bridge has died, according to Greg Prince, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Seymour Division.

    Roger Lee Cox, 50, of Austin, Ind., was taken off life support on Thursday, May 3 and was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., Prince said.

    “We still don’t know the cause of death,” Prince said. “The only thing we know for sure is that he was found unconscious at the work site.”

  • Milton-Madison span reopens a day early

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Due to an outstanding effort by work crews and the cooperation of the weather, the Milton-Madison Bridge reopened 24 hours ahead of schedule at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

  • Special session ends after pain-pill bill; transportation budget wins approval

    By JACK BRAMMER
    AND BETH MUSGRAVE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — A five-day special legislative session that cost taxpayers more than $300,000 ended late Friday afternoon after Kentucky lawmakers approved a transportation budget and a bill aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.

  • First closure for Milton-Madison Bridge April 25-29

    The first brief closure of the U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge by the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began 12:01 a.m. April 25 and will last through April 29.

    During the closure, project contractor Walsh Construction Co. will work around the clock to demolish the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison, Ind. to the bridge.

  • NKU names new president

    By Cliff Peale

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Geoffrey Mearns says there are several things he won’t do as Northern Kentucky University president.

    He’ll balk at sitting in a dunk tank during student celebrations, as some colleagues at Cleveland State University have done.

    And he wouldn’t be too excited about taking a quiz, as NKU President Jim Votruba did this year when he was replaced by a student as “president for a day.”

  • Call for living-history performers

    Kentucky Chautauqua is seeking presenters to develop dramatic programs portraying the lives of historical Kentuckians.

    Through the application and audition process, they will select five new Kentucky Chautauqua characters in July 2012. This is your only chance to apply.

    Dramatic experience is desirable but not required. Proposed Chauttauqua characters do not have to be famous, but their lives should illuminate some part of Kentucky’s history, and their stories should be compelling enough to appeal to audiences in every part of the state.

  • Trimble ALS event reaps $15,545

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark Community Newspapers

    BEDFORD, Ky. – The Bob’s Bunch Benefit to raise money for ALS research, held Saturday at the Morgan Community Center has been labeled a smashing success by event coordinators.

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” was organized last year by Bedford resident Diane McKinney, whose husband, Bob, was diagnosed with the disease in 2009.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge will be closed April 25-29

    The first closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge is set to occur during the middle of next week. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will have a construction-related closure of the bridge, from Wednesday, April 25, through Sunday, April 29.

    During the planned closure, the project contractor – Walsh Construction Company – will work around the clock to remove the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison. 

  • Beshear signs bills to support Ky. National Guard families, veterans

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear, surrounded by veterans and lawmakers, signed into law several bills benefitting Kentucky veterans and families of the Kentucky National Guard.
     

    The bills include House Bill 121, HB 221, HB 224, HB 256, HB 369 and HB 379.