Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Kentucky Leaders Approve Funds to Help Freight Movement at River Ports

Beshear Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at a past press conference. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via Associated Press)

In order to facilitate freight movement, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced $500,000 in grants to support critical repair and equipment replacement efforts at five river ports.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Brent Spence Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule

Brent Spence Bridge Completed Brent Spence Bridge project by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet via YouTube

Transportation officials opened the newly repaired Brent Spence Bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky on Dec. 22, one day ahead of schedule.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 23, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Kentucky Officials Award Funds to Freight-Moving River Ports

Paducah, Kentucky A view of Paducah, Ky., where the Ohio and Tennessee rivers meet. (JT Crawford/Getty Images)

Kentucky officials recently announced $450,000 has been awarded to five river ports to assist with critical repairs and equipment improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2020
Government, Business

Kentucky Officials Announce Funds for Industrial Access Roads

Welcome to Kentucky sign AndreyKrav/Getty Images

Kentucky officials recently announced funding will be directed to industrial access road infrastructure projects to promote economic development and the movement of freight.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Relief Funds to Kentucky, Alabama

Flooding in Alabama Vehicles turn around on a road blocked by floodwaters in Helena, Ala., on Feb. 11, 2020. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration is awarding Kentucky and Alabama funding to repair infrastructure that has been damaged by floods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2020
Government, Business

Kentucky Unveils Potential Statewide Projects

Brent Spence Bridge Brent Spence Bridge by Ohio Department of Transportation

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s list of projects that will be considered as candidates for state transportation funding includes improvement plans for several major freight corridors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2019
Business, Safety

Joseph Brent Shull Set to Defend Kentucky Title Against Vets and Rookies

Kentucky Grand Champion Joseph Brent Shull UPS’ Joseph Brent Shull (left), the defending Grand Champion, will compete in the Twin trailer class after winning in the Sleeper Berth class in 2018. (TT file photo)

The Kentucky Trucking Association will host its Truck Driving Championships on May 17-18 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

May 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Kentucky Officials Start Seasonal Eradication of Noxious Weeds

Spraying for weeds along Kentucky road KYTC also has 350 certified pesticide applicators, who spray chemicals on the noxious weeds. (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have begun their yearly process of treating noxious weeds that spring up alongside roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Kentucky, FHWA Officials Reach Agreement on I-165 Designation

I-165 Designation I-165 formerly was known as the I-65 Spur. (Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr)

State and federal transportation officials amended on Sept. 4 the William H. Natcher Parkway-I-165 conversion agreement to designate the highway stretching from Bowling Green to Owensboro an interstate before several interchange projects along it are completed.

Austin Ramsey | Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.)
September 6, 2018

Kentucky Drops 511 for Online Traffic and Road Information System

J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Truckers looking for help navigating Kentucky’s roads now can use, an online traffic and roadway information portal that has replaced the traditional 511 travel and weather phone system.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016