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Beshear reports 4,084 cases, 51 deaths, plan to increase speed of vaccine, unemployment update

Gov. Andy Beshear, state officials and Kroger leadership announced a new partnership to significantly increase the speed of COVID-19 vaccinations across the Commonwealth. Beshear reported 4,084 new cases and 51 deaths. Fayette County reported 172 new cases, The first Kroger regional, drive-through vaccination sites will open the week of Feb. 1 for Kentuckians in Phase 1A, 1B and 1C. The Governor said...

Contract to repair, open Brent Spence: Kokosing Construction to have bridge open by Dec. 23

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray announced the awarding of a contract to Kokosing Construction Co. to repair and reopen the fire-damaged Brent Spence Bridge that connects Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Kokosing, headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, submitted a low bid of $3,127,528 and committed to having the bridge reopened to traffic by Dec. 23. There will be additional costs – the...

State inspectors start work on Brent Spence Bridge; Beshear, Gray make closed bridge a priority

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray spent Thursday at the Brent Spence Bridge, signaling the importance of reopening the bridge when it is “fully safe to do so.” He also spent time with community leaders to explain the plans and the process. The bridge is a main interstate — north and south for all kinds of traffic — and an important artery for local traffic from...