Tuesday, March 12 2013 5:32 PM EDT2013-03-12 21:32:57 GMT
Local transportation officials held another meeting to discuss the future of the Brent Spence Bridge.The Major Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Subcommittee met with a spokesperson from the OhioFull Story >
According to a new study from AAA, drivers are five times more likely to have an accident in the Brent Spence Bridge corridor, compared to other areas of Ohio and Kentucky.Full Story >
Friday, March 1 2013 1:48 PM EST2013-03-01 18:48:58 GMT
President Barack Obama called the Brent Spence Bridge 'rotten' during a press conference on Friday.Obama took questions from reporters after meeting with congressional leaders at the White House aboutFull Story >
President Barack Obama called the Brent Spence Bridge 'rotten' during a press conference on Friday.Full Story >
Wednesday, January 16 2013 10:53 PM EST2013-01-17 03:53:38 GMT
Another Brent Spence Bridge meeting was held to discuss project's financing. The 'Build Our New Bridge Now' Coalition met with the Kentucky Transportation officials on Wednesday evening. The coalitionFull Story >
The 'Build Our New Bridge Now' Coalition met with the Kentucky Transportation officials on Wednesday evening. The coalition believes the best way to speed up bridge construction is through private financing.
Thursday, January 10 2013 10:24 PM EST2013-01-11 03:24:25 GMT
Another meeting over the $2.7 billion Brent Spence Bridge project was held on Thursday. If tolls are used to help fund the new Brent Spence Bridge project, there wouldn't be any physical toll booths.Full Story >
If tolls are used to help fund the new Brent Spence Bridge project, there wouldn't be any physical toll booths. Instead, transponders would be used.
Tuesday, January 8 2013 8:44 PM EST2013-01-09 01:44:19 GMT
The City of Covington is hosting an informational meeting about the Brent Spence Bridge project on Tuesday inside Commission Chambers at City Hall at 6 p.m. Information on a toll study being performedFull Story >
City leaders said the meeting was held to get the three new city commissioners up to speed on the project, but dozens showed up to hear the latest information, first-hand. Full Story >
Wednesday, November 28 2012 6:30 AM EST2012-11-28 11:30:09 GMT
There is a move to speed up the construction of a new Brent Spence Bridge. A group of local leaders are working together to try to drum up support for construction to begin up to five years earlier thanFull Story >
The Build Our New Bridge Now coalition wants to push lawmakers to start allocating funding for the project, and one option is to make the new Brent Spence a toll bridge.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...Full Story >
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.Full Story >
NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) -
major bridge project is underway in Louisville, while the Brent Spence Bridge
Corridor remains in the planning stages.
investigated to find out why some new bridges are moving forward, while the
Northern Kentucky project remains unconstructed.
there is a mega project involved, the situations are different. The mechanics of
how you finance and fund those are different. How people react to the various
methods for paying for it are different," Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Secretary Mike Hancock explained.
says the first major difference is the scope of the two projects.
Ohio River Bridges Project includes two
new bridges plus a complete rehab of the Kennedy Memorial Bridge. Kennedy will
become a one-way bridge for I-65 southbound traffic. One of the new bridges
will carry northbound I-65 traffic between downtown Louisville and
Jeffersonville, Indiana. The other bridge, eight miles upriver, runs between
Prospect, Kentucky and Utica, Indiana.
second distinction is that the Ohio River Bridges (ORB) Project has evolved over the
last 40 years. While the Brent Spence was opened the same year as Louisville's
Kennedy Memorial Bridge, Hancock says replacement discussions began later;
though there is no debate now that it is needed.
is a priority for the transportation network in Kentucky, there's no double
about that," Hancock said. "In fact, it's a top priority. The difficulty has
always been, how do we fund it?"
third and largest distinction is financing.
biggest issue we have is the cost of the [Brent Spence] project," Hancock said.
ORB, Indiana and Kentucky submitted the Initial Financial Plan to the Federal
Highway Administration in 2007.
2009 the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation to enable the state to
work with specifically with Indiana on alternative financing for "mega"
Louisville's bridges were initially estimated to cost $4.1 billion, the
governors of Kentucky and Indiana scaled the project back to $2.6 billion, which
is roughly the same as the Brent Spence.
does not believe similar legislation will not be necessary for Kentucky's
collaboration with Ohio.
federal earmarks no longer an option, the Ohio River Bridges project is being
paid for from a mix of state bonds, federal dollars and toll revenues.
and foremost, we've had broad-based community support. Even with tolling
recognized as being a concern, there the pubic by and large has understood
that's the way the project would get done," Hancock said of the Louisville
to the Brent Spence Bridge project website:
"Adequate funds do not exist to replace and refurbish the Brent Spence Bridge
Corridor using traditional revenues. Because of this, tolls will be used and
alternative delivery methods will be considered if this project is to be
completed within the next 40 years."
would just put us at a horrific competitive disadvantage to have tolling on that bridge,"
Kentucky Senator Chris McDaniel said of the new Brent Spence project.
McDaniel argues, unlike in Louisville, the majority of bridge traffic is headed
out of the state in Northern Kentucky making tolls a tougher sell.
toll would have a disproportionately negative impact on Northern Kentucky's
residents, Northern Kentucky's construction, on Northern Kentucky's commercial
operations versus in Ohio. That's why the number one reason this is different
from the Ohio River Bridges project," He argued. "Those of us who are elected
to represent the interests of Northern Kentucky just find that to be completely
2012 Kentucky's General Assembly included language in the transportation budget
that stated it would not give any more money for the Brent Spence until there
was a financial plan for the project.
KYTC is waiting on results of a Value for Money study which looks at different
ways to pay for the project and those results should be ready in the next four
to six weeks.
there the KYTC will put together a Brent Spence financing plan which will be
included in the state's six year highway plan. That plan will be presented to
the General Assembly when it convenes in 2014.
Hancock says by late April or May the fate of the project's Kentucky funding
should be made clear.
The olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) is the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years.Full Story >
Smithsonian scientist Kristofer Helgen led a team into the cloud forests of Ecuador. The team spent 10 years examining hundreds of museum specimens and tracking animals, ultimately discovering the newest species of mammal known to science, the olinguito.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:50 GMT
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.Full Story >
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning. Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:07:50 GMT
Ludlow Police are searching for a 26-year-old man believed to be involved in a Huntington Bank robbery. The robbery happened on April 10 at approximately 2:17 p.m. Officers responded to the HuntingtonFull Story >
Ludlow Police are searching for a 26-year-old man believed to be involved in a Huntington Bank robbery.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:12:22 GMT
The Fairfield City School District has terminated the contract of a freshman school teacher following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn'tFull Story >
The Fairfield City School District has terminated the contract of a freshman school teacher following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn't need another black president.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:54:45 GMT
Lakota West High School's marching band performs. File photo
Lakota West High School's band director has been suspended for 17 days without pay after a district investigation found that he violated several policies, including using his official influence for personalFull Story >
Lakota West High School's band director has been suspended for 17 days without pay after a district investigation found that he violated several policies, including using his official influence for personal gain.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:06:05 GMT
People pray the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Mount Adams. FOX19 file photo
It's a Cincinnati tradition that dates back to the 1800s. On Good Friday, people will climb the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Mount Adams. On each step, they will pray. The parish's websiteFull Story >
It's a Cincinnati tradition that dates back to the 1800s. On Good Friday, people will climb the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Mount Adams. On each step, they will pray.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:10 GMT
Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.Full Story >
The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials...Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:40:59 GMT
Scott Eaton, a former Northern Kentucky University athletic director. FOX19 file photo
Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton on Thursday pleaded guilty to theft charges in Campbell Circuit Court. Eaton will be sentenced next month. He faces up to 10 years in prison.Full Story >
Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton on Thursday pleaded guilty to theft charges in Campbell Circuit Court.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:13:49 GMT
Authorities say that two suspects are in custody following a Thursday afternoon shooting in Covington. Officers were called to an apartment building on Benton Road around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Police arrivingFull Story >
Authorities say that two suspects are in custody following a Thursday afternoon shooting in Covington.Full Story >
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