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Regional

  • Bridge slide complete; reopen Thursday

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Area motorists were anxious to get back into the normal routine of traversing the Milton-Madison Bridge after the massive structure was moved into place last week.

    The record-breaking 55-foot slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers was completed on Thursday afternoon, April 10.

    The bridge will reopen to traffic at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 17, weather permitting, according to a Wednesday news release.

  • Officials ID deputy, deceased suspect in Gallatin shooting

    By Sheila McLaughlin

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating a police-involved shooting Saturday that left a man dead in rural northern Gallatin County.

    Gallatin County Deputy Edwin Caldwell was dispatched to Hwy. 16 on report of an intoxicated person around 5 p.m. Calwdell was approached by 41-year-old Gary Burdine, who pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the deputy.

    Caldwell then shot Burdine, who died at the scene.

  • Grimes’ $2.7M haul called record for race

    By James R. Carroll

    The Courier-Journal

    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes reported raising $2.7 million in the first three months of the year for her Senate race — $300,000 more than the incumbent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    The Grimes campaign released its figures Tuesday, one day after McConnell, R-Ky., reportedraising $2.4 million and his GOP challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, reported his best quarter with $1.1 million in contributions.

  • State climatologist offers perspective on weather

    Kentucky Press

    News Service

    BOWLING GREEN – State Climatologist Stuart Foster offered perspectives on weather and climate in Kentucky at an April 9 meeting in Frankfort.

    Foster’s presentation was part of “Nature’s Call to Action II,” a conference co-sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration.

  • Miton-Madison Bridge slide continues

    The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge resumed this morning after modifications were made overnight to better deal with windy conditions. Yesterday, the bridge slid 16 feet laterally before it was stopped due to winds over the Ohio River, according to a Milton-Madison Bridge Project news release. Broadcast quality time-lapse video of yesterday’s slide can be viewed at www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/news-center.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge slide finally begins

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place Wednesday, April 9.

    The slide of the structure, said to be the largestbridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The News-Democrat went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mycarrollnews. com when they become available.

  • This week at the State Capitol

    LRC Public Information

     

    FRANKFORT – A statement on education.

     That’s one way the state budget approved this week by the General Assembly has been described. 

  • Wind conditions halt Milton-Madison Bridge slide at 30 percent complete

    The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge progressed 16 feet on Wednesday, April 9, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. But due to wind gusts over the Ohio River, the slide is on hold, according to a Milton-Madison Bridge Project news release. The wind conditions – which were more severe over the river — affected the synchronization of sliding the bridge over the five piers.

    Weather conditions are not conducive for the slide to resume over the next few days. The earliest it could occur based upon the current forecast is this weekend, according to the release.

  • ‘No More Secrets’ to offer body safety message

    Elementary students in Carroll and four neighboring counties will learn about “body safety” through performances of “No More Secrets” by Blue Apple Players of Louisville this month.

    The 10 performances are sponsored by Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. in recognition that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The two performances in Carroll County are planned for April 25.

  • Tips help children, pedestrians remain safe

    Kentucky has more than 1,200 schools. More than 548,000 children and teens depend on buses to get them safely to and from school every day. They also depend on us to know the law and drive safely around school buses.

    Here’s the law

    • Stop for flashing red lights on a school bus, regardless of which direction you’re headed.

    • Continue your trip once the flashing lights stop and the bus starts to move.

    • Violations can lead to a $1,000 fine.

    Safety tips for motorists