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Ohio River bridge that connects states of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, raising named after 16th president

The new Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Indiana in downtown Louisville will be named the Abraham Lincoln Bridge – connecting, as it does, the states of Lincoln’s birth and raising, Gov. Steve Beshear announced. Kentucky law provides a process for naming bridges. By executive order, Beshear directed Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock to issue an official order naming the bridge...

U.S., Kentucky officials urge Congress to take immediate action on Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock in urging Congress to act expeditiously on the soon-to-be insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund.   Earlier this week, Foxx issued a letter to all state departments of transportation providing them the latest on the looming crisis and detailing how the Federal Highway...