May 3, 2012 - 5:37pm
“Calling out the Republicans at the Brent Spence bridge was bad enough, given the bipartisan support for its reconstruction. But pointing to the Sherman Minton Bridge, which already has been repaired without funding from the president’s jobs bill, is ridiculous.”
President Barack H. Obama appeared before a friendly audience of unionists yesterday at the Washington Hilton Hotel, and told so many lies that even the leftist Washington Post was forced to call him to task. In his remarks to the Building and Construction Trades Department Conference, Obama...
February 19, 2012 - 12:47pm
After more than five months commuter inconvenience and congestion—referred to by locals as “Shermageddon—the Interstate 64 bridge over the Ohio River, connecting Louisville to New Albany will definitely be reopened on Friday, as we predicted yesterday.
It looks like the long-awaited reopening of the damaged Sherman Minton Bridge will finally happen at midnight Friday; 161 days after the double-deck arch span was shut down to traffic last September 9, when inspectors found cracks in the bridge’s structural steel. Several Louisville...
February 16, 2012 - 8:14pm
Late Thursday afternoon we received a report that both governors—Indiana’s Mitch Daniels and Kentucky’s Steve Beshear—were spotted heading for Louisville. Meanwhile, exhausted commuters and frustrated riverboat gamblers await with ‘bated breath for the paint to dry on all those yellow lines.
It’s been a long and tedious six months. Now, at long last, the Interstate 64 Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River, connecting Louisville to New Albany will definitely be reopened tomorrow. Or, maybe Saturday. Or, next Monday, at the latest. The bridge was closed...
February 15, 2012 - 3:27pm
A curious lad, Bobby decided to pedal his bicycle the 2,052.9 ft length of the double-decked twin arch bridge, across the Ohio River, and into Indiana. In doing so, he became the first citizen to traverse the Interstate 64 bridge, named after New Albany native and former United States Senator and Supreme Court justice Sherman Minton.
In the pre-dawn hours of a Saturday, back in August, 1962, 13-year-old Bobby Manning was out on his bike delivering newspapers, in Louisville’s West End neighborhood. When he finished his task, he noticed that the barriers to the approaches on the newly-completed Louisville to New...
November 7, 2011 - 3:45pm
Local news for Oct. 6, 2011
"Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, has blocked an extension of healthcare benefits to elderly and disabled refugees that has received bi-partisan support before.