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First cars begin crossing new Abraham Lincoln bridge

A new bridge across the Ohio River between downtown Louisville and southern Indiana has opened to vehicles.

Body found in river identified as missing Breathitt Co. man

A body that was discovered Monday evening in the North Fork of the Kentucky River just outside of Jackson has been identified as a missing Breathitt County man that Kentucky State Police were searching for.

2 central Kentucky bridges to get emergency repairs

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it has awarded contracts so that emergency repairs can be done on two central Kentucky bridges.

New Kentucky-Indiana bridge being named for Abraham Lincoln

A new Ohio River bridge in downtown Louisville will be named the Abraham Lincoln Bridge, in honor of the 16th U.S. president who was born in Kentucky and grew up in Indiana. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the name Monday for the Interstate 65 bridge.

Gladie Visitor Center closing for winter

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the Gladie Visitor Center in the Red River Gorge will close for the winter season.

Ohio River bridge at Milton, Madison is complete

Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana say work is just about finished on the Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River.

Ohio River’s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

A rare outbreak of toxic algae on the Ohio River that has stretched more than 600 miles is starting to wind down.

Eastern Ky. whitewater race a challenge for paddlers

State tourism officials say a whitewater river race in eastern Kentucky later this month will attract paddlers from around the world.

New downtown bridge to open early

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says a new Ohio River bridge between downtown Louisville and southern Indiana is expected to open earlier than projected.

Kentucky officials agreed to confidential deal

A published report says state officials agreed to keep details of a proposed oil spill deal secret, but a judge rejected the idea.

Federal agency proposes taking plant off threatened list

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to take white-haired goldenrod off the list of threatened and endangered species.

UPDATE: Remains found along Kentucky River not human

The Jessamine Co. Coroner says that remains found in the river near the Highbridge area of Wilmore are not human.

Crews recover man’s body from Barren River Lake

Crews have recovered a man's body from Barren River Lake two days after friends said he went underwater and didn't resurface.

Wehr named Mississippi River Commission president

Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division since August 2014, is the president of the Mississippi River Commission.

Search for missing camper continues

Wolfe Co. Search & Rescue says they still have not been able to locate 31-year old Josh Adkins, who disappeared into the woods around Red River Gorge Saturday evening.

Alliance holding River Blast at Fort Boonesborough this week

The Kentucky River Water Trail Alliance is holding its River Blast this week with activities throughout the day at Fort Boonesborough State Park near Richmond.

Mississippi River counties pool resources to bring tourists

Carlisle, Ballard, Hickman and Fulton counties are combining resources to promote tourism along the Kentucky Great River Road National Scenic Byway.

New details emerge in homicide investigation

Police have released additional information as they continue searching for a suspect in connection to a homicide on River Park Circle in Lexington.

Matewan River Sweep scheduled for June 5

A clean-up of the Tug River, dubbed the Matewan River Sweep, kicks of this week.

Crowdfunding for scholarships to help kids paint mural

Over the course of two summers, 2010 and 2011, Jennifer Zingg and about 100 kids painted a mural along the RJ Coreman Railroad Bridge in Frankfort. She now has a new space for another mural.

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