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KentuckyWired finalizes $100 million bond sale to fund settlement, project costs for fiber optic network

The Kentucky Communication Network Authority (KCNA), the agency responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s KentuckyWired fiber optic cable network project, finalized a bond sale of $102,090,000 last week. The City of Williamsburg issued the bonds for the KentuckyWired Infrastructure Company. The Series 2019 municipal bonds were purchased by Morgan Stanley. The majority of the proceeds — $93...

A heartfelt tribute to Hollywood legend Doris Day — from hometown Cincinnati girl to super star

By John Schlipp
 Special to KyForward Que será, será 
Whatever will be, will be
 The future’s not ours to see 
Que será, será
 What will be, will be
 Those are the familiar lyrics of the Academy Award-winning song, “Qué Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”, by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. It will be forever associated with the voice of one of Cincinnati’s most famous...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet study confirms need for new bridge across Ohio at NKY-Cincinnati

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today released the findings of a year-long study that confirms the need for construction of a new bridge across the Ohio River to improve safety and travel on I-71 and I-75 between Ohio and Kentucky. The proposed new bridge would be in addition to the existing Brent Spence Bridge, which was designed to carry 80,000 vehicles per day but currently carries more...

CVG’s Community Report, just released, shows airport on flight path to reinvention

  Staff Report   The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s (CVG) just-released annual report to the community shows growth in both passenger and cargo traffic – as well as an organization focused on improved customer service.   Rebounding from the loss of its ‘Delta hub’ status over the past several years, the airport has been in a re-definition...

Kentucky, Ohio governors sign landmark agreement to build new Ohio River bridge

In a display of bipartisan leadership, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich today signed an agreement that describes in broad terms how their two states will cooperatively build a new bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined the governors for the landmark announcement.   While the exact structure type is still...