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  • Kentucky, Indiana Dedicating Milton-Madison Bridge

    October 22, 2014 10:06 AM

    MILTON, Ky. (AP) - The new bridge across the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana, is being officially dedicated next week. Governors of both states are expected for the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The dedication will be on Vaughn Drive in Madison just east of the... more »
  • Reports Show Ohio River Bridge Is Crumbling

    October 7, 2014 8:43 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Years of inspection reports show that a high-traffic bridge over the Ohio River is showing its age after five decades. The Brent Spence Bridge - which carries traffic on Interstate 75 between Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky - has received lower grades throughout the 10 years of inspection... more »
  • 2 FBI Employees Killed In Ohio River Collision

    September 26, 2014 5:47 PM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard and state investigative teams were working Friday at the Ohio River area where two off-duty FBI employees were killed in a collision between a barge and a small pleasure boat, trying to piece together how the accident occurred. The two men's boat hit... more »
  • 2 FBI Employees Killed In Ohio River Collision

    September 26, 2014 8:41 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - The FBI in Cincinnati says two off-duty employees were killed in a boat collision on the Ohio River near Cincinnati. Cincinnati District Fire Chief Lou Arnold says the accident happened late Thursday when their pleasure boat apparently crossed right in front of a 600-foot barge in the... more »
  • Fatal Boating Accident On The Ohio River

    September 26, 2014 5:59 AM

    A private pleasure boat and a commercial tow boat collided on the Ohio River in the downtown Cincinnati area Thursday night, and two people reportedly died. According to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the boats collided around 11:55 p.m. WLWT reports emergency personnel said two people died.... more »
  • Construction Worker Falls Into River While Working On Dam

    September 5, 2014 12:14 PM

    A massive project on the Ohio River came to a quick halt when a worker fell into the water in early Friday morning. An operator at the Smithland Locks and Dam in Livingston County fell in the water just after 1 a.m. where crews were dredging the river, a... more »
  • Amazon Hiring 400+ In Bullitt County

    August 21, 2014 12:09 PM

    Amazon is hiring to fill 400 or more positions at its fulfillment centers in Bullitt County and across the Ohio River in Indiana. The jobs are expected to be added in the next 30 days. Full-time jobs include benefits starting on day one!
  • Feds Say Oil Spill Sheen Dissipating In Ohio River

    August 20, 2014 5:11 PM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal officials say most of a reddish-brown sheen from thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant has dissipated as cleanup estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continues. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday about... more »
  • 5-8K Gallons Of Fuel Oil Spill Into Ohio River

    August 19, 2014 9:18 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow... more »
  • Groups Urge Changes To Ohio River Bridge Tolls

    August 17, 2014 9:58 AM

    MADISON, Ind. (AP) - Business leaders along the Ohio River are urging officials in Indiana and Kentucky to delay the collection of tolls along the river's new bridges until the project is complete in late 2016. Leaders of One Southern Indiana and Greater Louisville Inc. say starting the tolls in... more »
  • Waterfront Restaurant Partially Sinks In Ohio River

    August 5, 2014 11:43 AM

    A floating restaurant that's had trouble before is in trouble again. The Waterfront Restaurant barge partially sank in the Ohio River this week as it was docked at a marina downstream from Covington. When asked on Twitter Tuesday morning if something had happened to the restaurant, owner Jeff Ruby... more »
  • Man Dies After Being Thrown From Boat Into Ohio River

    July 21, 2014 5:35 AM

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a man has died after being thrown from a boat into the Ohio River near New Albany Sunday. Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Schreck says two fishermen were aboard a runabout boat when the boat's motor struck an underwater object, throwing one of the... more »
  • New Details Revealed About Human Leg Found In Ohio River

    July 7, 2014 12:21 PM

    New details have been released about a human leg recovered from the Ohio River on Friday. According to the Henderson County Coroner, the leg is believed to belong to a man. Crew members on a barge spotted the leg and a tennis shoe on Friday afternoon. Cadaver dogs... more »
  • Ohio River Bridge In Louisville To Close

    July 7, 2014 5:21 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - An Ohio River bridge that connects Louisville to southern Indiana will close for six weeks on Tuesday. The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge, also known as the Second Street bridge, will close to traffic for construction in connection with the ongoing river bridge project. The bridge will... more »
  • Ohio River Pedestrian Bridge Opening Set For June 25

    June 16, 2014 7:07 AM

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A popular pedestrian bridge across the Ohio River will have its formal opening next week. Half of a parade beginning in Jeffersonville and half beginning in Louisville, Kentucky, will meet in the middle of the Big Four Bridge on June 25. The Courier-Journal reports Kentucky Gov.... more »
  • Bridge Reopens To Traffic Between Milton, Madison

    April 18, 2014 11:25 AM

    MILTON, Ky. (AP) - Traffic is crossing the Ohio River between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., again, thanks to the reopening of the U.S. 421 bridge a week after the span was slid into place from temporary supports. Govs. Mike Pence of Indiana and Steve Beshear of Kentucky said... more »
  • Milton-Madison Bridge To Open For Traffic Thursday Night

    April 17, 2014 12:17 PM

    A bridge over the Ohio River connecting Madison, Ind., and Trimble County in Kentucky, is set to reopen by Thursday night. The Milton-Madison Bridge, a nearly 100-foot concrete bridge, will be ready for traffic by midnight, officials said, weather permitting, and the speed limit will be 20 MPH for... more »
  • Crews Complete Slide Of New Ohio River Bridge Play Video

    April 11, 2014 12:17 PM

    MADISON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana and Kentucky highway officials say they've completed sliding into place a nearly half-mile-long bridge over the Ohio River. The Indiana Department of Transportation said construction crews finished sliding the Milton-Madison Bridge 55 feet laterally Thursday from temporary piers onto five refurbished permanent piers. ... more »
  • Ohio Gov Says Will Keep Spending On Bridge Project

    March 25, 2014 11:34 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio's governor says the state will keep moving ahead on a major Ohio River bridge project that's in funding trouble on the Kentucky side. Gov. John Kasich tells The Cincinnati Enquirer he still has confidence that there will be funding from Kentucky, which has control of... more »
  • Crews Searching For Missing Man In Ohio River

    December 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    Search crews are back on the Ohio River in Western Kentucky Monday afternoon searching for the body of a missing man. Dustin Burnham, 27, is believed to have fallen into the water in Ballard County last Tuesday while working on a sand and gravel dredge. Crews in at... more »
  • Woman Dies After Going Back Inside Burning Home Play Video

    December 2, 2013 6:52 PM

    CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) - A mobile home fire in a rural area near the Ohio River has claimed the life of a mother, who initially escaped the blaze but went back in to retrieve bottles and clothing for her 4-month-old baby. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said 37-year-old Wendy... more »
  • Officials: Body Found In Ohio River That Of Missing Maysville Man

    November 21, 2013 7:31 PM

    Investigators have confirmed the body pulled from the Ohio River Wednesday is that of a missing Maysville man. 32-year-old James Clay Junior, known as Boo Boo, was last seen November 7th. Family members say he left his mother's home in Mason County without his car or belongings. Clay's... more »
  • Budget Bill Authorized Funds For River Dam Project

    October 17, 2013 6:42 PM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - A budget deal that ended a partial government shutdown included an authorization for $2.9 billion in funding for a troubled lock and dam project on the Ohio River, a crucial shipping route for goods out of the nation's heartland. The funding is for the Olmsted Locks... more »
  • Body Of Boy, 3, Recovered From Ohio River

    July 16, 2013 7:56 AM

    DEKOVAN (AP) - Kentucky State Police report searchers have found the body of a missing boy in the Ohio River. Police said search crews found 3-year-old Carter Nall late Monday night between Caseyville and Dekoven in Union County. The boy was last seen alive by his uncle about 4:30 Sunday... more »
  • Indiana Officials Renew Opposition To Bridge Tolls

    March 25, 2013 7:03 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Officials in southern Indiana are proposing their state pay Kentucky's unfunded share of construction costs to avoid tolls on two new bridges linking the states over the Ohio River. The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported Monday that toll opponents in Clark County, Ind., believe forcing motorists to pay... more »
  • Panel: Some Plants Along Ohio River May Not Meet New Standards

    March 13, 2013 9:14 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - A regional commission that sets water quality standards for the Ohio River says dozens of industrial plants may not be able to meet new standards on mercury limits that are supposed to go into effect later this year. The Courier-Journal reports that the Ohio River Valley Water... more »
  • Groundbreaking Set For Ohio River Bridges Project

    August 30, 2012 8:25 AM

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The long-awaited project to build two new Ohio River bridges in the Louisville, Ky., area is reaching a milestone on the Indiana side. The governors of Indiana and Kentucky are scheduled to attend a Thursday morning groundbreaking for the project that has been discussed for decades.... more »
  • More Repairs Needed On I-65 Bridge Over Ohio River

    August 28, 2012 8:54 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Here we go again. Kentucky transportation officials say there's more work needed on the Interstate 65 bridge over the Ohio River between Louisville and southern Indiana. The Courier-Journal reports that two more repairs are needed, including fixing a possible crack that may be expanding. David Steele of... more »
  • Boat Found Under Power, No One On Board

    August 27, 2012 8:53 AM

    WICKLIFFE (AP) - Rescuers are searching for a body after a johnboat was found going in circles on the Ohio River. Ballard County emergency management official Travis Holder told The Paducah Sun someone was seen in the boat on Sunday and searchers believe the person fell into the water. A... more »
  • Search For Missing Swimmer In Ohio River

    July 23, 2012 6:49 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - A search in the Ohio River is under way in Louisville after a man was reported missing while swimming. WAVE-TV reported dispatchers were called around 3 a.m. Monday and told a man in his late teens or early 20s was missing after swimming with friends. Witnesses said... more »
  • Search Continues For Missing Swimmer In Ohio River

    July 5, 2012 8:37 AM

    CARRSVILLE (AP) - A search continues in the Ohio River for a swimmer who went under in Livingston County in western Kentucky. The Paducah Sun reported emergency officials identified the missing man as 42-year-old Casey Chavez of Golconda, Ill. Livingston County emergency management official David Koon said Chavez was swimming... more »
  • Police: Death Of Man Found In River Suspicious

    June 22, 2012 8:20 AM

    HENDERSON (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a body found in the Ohio River on Father's Day is that of a man and the death appears suspicious. Trooper Corey King told The Gleaner that an autopsy was performed Monday in Louisville, but the Kentucky State Medical Examiner has not released... more »
  • Madison-Milton Span Over Ohio River Closing For Week

    March 27, 2012 7:05 AM

    MADISON, Ind. (AP) - An Ohio River bridge connecting the southeastern Indiana city of Madison with Milton, Ky., will be closed April 25th through 29th. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the 82-year-old span handles more than 8,000 vehicles a day on U.S. 421 across... more »
  • Ohio River Bridge Hit By Barges

    March 15, 2012 9:42 AM

    WICKLIFFE (AP) - An Ohio River bridge is being inspected after a barge tow struck it The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge was closed after a 12-barge tow being pushed by the motor vessel Robert T hit the upstream side of the main span pier on the Kentucky... more »
  • Body Found In Ohio River May Be Missing Ky. Man

    February 27, 2012 9:47 AM

    VEVAY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in southern Indiana near the Ohio River is believed to be that of a Kentucky man missing since a December 2010 boating mishap. A man looking for deer antlers in the river bottom area found the body Sunday evening about a... more »
  • Crews Recover Body From Ohio River

    February 6, 2012 8:27 AM

    OWENSBORO (AP) - Police are investigating after a woman's body was pulled from a sport utility vehicle that was submerged in the Ohio River. Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain told the Messenger-Inquirer deputies had an open missing person case and were routinely checking the river at various locations. He said... more »
  • Officials In Kentucky And Indiana Reach Consensus On Bridge Plan

    December 29, 2011 2:24 PM

    Kentucky and Indiana have reached consensus on a basic plan to finance and build the Ohio River Bridges Project, keeping the project on target to begin construction in 2012. Under an agreement in principle reached by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and leaders of the Louisville... more »
  • Authorities Determine Limb Belonged To Missing Man

    August 24, 2011 6:45 AM

    BURLINGTON (AP) - Authorities in northern Kentucky have determined that a limb that washed ashore last summer belonged to a missing deckhand from a towboat that sank in the Ohio River. Boone County Coroner Douglas Stith says DNA tests confirmed the limb belonged to 37-year-old Christopher McAllister of Vevay, Ind.,... more »
  • Teen Killed In Ohio River Crash Identified

    August 22, 2011 9:24 AM

    FLORENCE (AP) - A 17-year-old from Florence has died in a boat crash on the Ohio River. The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources agency identified the victim as Timothy Austin Hagedorn. Investigators said Hagedorn and four other people were on a runabout when it collided with a 38-foot boat near... more »
  • 2 Bodies Found Along Ohio River In Different Spots

    August 15, 2011 7:45 AM

    HENDERSON (AP) - Kentucky State Police are investigating the discovery of two human bodies along the Ohio River in different parts of the state.. A news release from the KSP post in Henderson states the body of a man was found in the river in the Sturgeon Island area of... more »
  • Rivers to Crest Soon; Damage Assessments Continuing

    May 5, 2011 3:12 PM

    Governor Steve Beshear said Thursday that much of the lower Ohio River is beginning to crest, two weeks after Kentucky began experiencing a successive system of storms that caused flooding, tornadoes and straight line winds throughout much of the state. The Mississippi River is projected to crest on Saturday. ... more »
  • Flooding Disrupts Barge Traffic On Ohio River In Western Kentucky

    May 5, 2011 9:57 AM

    SMITHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Commercial barge traffic on the Ohio River and tributaries has been halted because of flooding and closed locks. Jerry Knapper, assistant vice president of Ingram Barge, told The Paducah Sun his company's operations are halted in western Kentucky because locks are closed on the Ohio,... more »
  • Levees Ready To Burst As Rain Pounds Central US

    April 26, 2011 6:32 AM

    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - Relentless, driving rain is pounding southern Missouri, leaving levees ready to burst and sending residents to higher ground - and the rain isn't expected to stop for days. Tuesday brought the promise of more showers and thunderstorms to the area around Poplar Bluff in southeast... more »
  • Kentuckians Evacuate, Sandbag As Waters Rise

    April 25, 2011 3:51 PM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentuckians are bracing for what some officials say could be historic flooding, leaving low-lying areas and readying sandbags as streams rush, rivers rise, and severe storms continue. Officials in western Kentucky cities and towns along the Ohio River scrambled Monday to take as many precautions as... more »
  • Coast Guard Discourages Boating During Thunder Over Louisville

    April 14, 2011 2:06 PM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - The rising level of the Ohio River is causing concern for the Coast Guard as preparations continue for the annual fireworks extravaganza Thunder Over Louisville. The Coast Guard is discouraging boaters from being on the water during the program Saturday night. Waterfront Development Corp. announced... more »
  • Crews Locate Body Of Missing Boater

    September 1, 2010 7:07 AM

    Crews have located the body of a missing boater in the Ohio River along Boone County. WLWT reports that search and rescue crews located the body of Mike Fugate, 48, using sonar equipment. Family members say Fugate was boating with his brother-in-law Tuesday afternoon when he decided to take a... more »
  • Search To Resume For Missing Man In Ohio River

    September 1, 2010 5:51 AM

    Rescue crews in Boone County plan to resume the search for a missing man along the Ohio River Wednesday morning. Officials say Mike Fugate, 48, was boating Tuesday afternoon and dove into the water for a swim. He surfaced once, but went back under and was not seen again. Rescuers... more »
  • Woman Killed In Jet Ski Crash

    July 19, 2010 10:13 PM

    NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - Officials say a Jet Ski collision on the Ohio River has resulted in the death of one woman. Cincinnati police tell the Kentucky Enquirer the woman, identified only as a white woman in her 20s, was killed in the crash Monday afternoon under the Purple People... more »
  • I-24 Accident Victim's Body Found In Ohio River

    July 9, 2010 3:20 PM

    The McCracken County sheriff's department says they have found the body of a man who went missing after a deadly Wednesday night crash on an I-24 bridge. Michael Cozart, 29, disappeared after a crash that killed 74-year-old Donald Winn. Hours after the wreck, crews realized there might be another victim.... more »
  • Groundbreaking Held For New Hydro Plant In Northeast Kentucky

    June 30, 2010 3:41 PM

    FOSTER, Ky. (AP) - Early work has begun on a new plant that will generate electric power from the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky. Civic leaders from Ohio and Kentucky gathered at the site of the planned Meldahl Dam Hydrokinetic Energy plant on Tuesday. The Ledger Independent in Maysville reports... more »
  • Search Resumes For Missing Boater On Ohio River

    May 18, 2010 11:50 AM

    Crews will be back out on the Ohio River again Tuesday looking for a missing boater. James Williamson was reported missing Monday afternoon. A witness says he saw Williamson's john boat running in a circle near Harmony Landing, but there was no sign of Williamson. A friend says Williamson planned... more »
  • Louisville Man's Boat Found Drifting In Ohio River

    May 18, 2010 7:51 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - A search is expected to resume for a man missing after his boat was found in the Ohio River near Louisville. WAVE-TV reports Oldham County emergency dispatchers were called Monday afternoon about a boat drifting in circles near 18 Mile Island. Authorities say the boat belongs to... more »
  • Man Missing After Boat Sinks On Ohio River

    March 15, 2010 6:07 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Ohio River as rescue crews search for a man missing after a tug boat sank. Officials say two other men were able to swim to shore after the boat went down Sunday afternoon. They were treated at a local... more »
  • Van Possibly Used In Deadly Robbery Found In Ohio River

    November 18, 2009 10:53 AM

    A van has been found in the Ohio River that police say may be connected to a deadly gas station robbery earlier this week in Daviess County. The robbery happened Monday night in Owensboro. Police say 27-year-old Brock Antonio Hanley shot 46-year-old Suba Singh in the abdomen, then got away... more »
  • Couple Indicted In Case Where Kids Left Alone On Ohio River Bank

    October 26, 2009 3:37 PM

    The parents of two young children found alone playing on the banks of the Ohio River in northern Kentucky earlier this year have been indicted by a grand jury. Shelly and Amos Gilliam were arrested in Mason County back in May. Authorities said they found two children, ages three and... more »