Latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News

Closure continues for ferry linking Kentucky and Illinois

Mar. 31, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

MARION, Ky. (AP) — The Cave-in-Rock Ferry that links Kentucky and Illinois is expected to remain closed until sometime Wednesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The ferry closed Thursday, when floodwaters covered Kentucky 91 at the Kentucky Landing. It had been expected to reopen Monday. The...

Bridge near Louisville airport to be replaced

Mar. 18, 2020 3:32 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Crew were scheduled to begin work this month to replace a bridge near the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Kentucky transportation officials said. The bridge on Grade Lane over Northern Ditch in Jefferson County will close for 90 days beginning on Monday, March 30, the...

Bridge replacement project scheduled to start in Louisville

Mar. 16, 2020 4:31 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Crews were scheduled to start work Monday on replacing a bridge in Louisville. Initial work was set to begin Monday on the Kimberly Way span over Little Cedar Creek in Jefferson County, according to a statement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The bridge will be closed on...

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers discusses a bill on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. Stivers’ bill to undo Gov. Andy Beshear’s reorganization of the Kentucky state school board won initial approval from the Senate Education Committee. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Lawmakers advance bill to undo remake of state school board

Mar. 5, 2020 3:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill aimed at undoing Gov. Andy Beshear's overhaul of the Kentucky state school board won initial approval Thursday, threatening to move conflict between the new Democratic governor and Republicans looking to diminish his power further out into the open. The measure, which passed a...

Bill advances to shift KY driver's licensing operations

Mar. 3, 2020 2:44 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet would eventually assume control of all driver's licensing operations under a bill that won initial approval from a House committee on Tuesday. The bill would shift responsibility for issuing traditional driver's licenses away from circuit court...

Bridge in Kentucky closing for repairs over weekend

Mar. 3, 2020 6:35 AM EST

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A bridge over the Green River in Kentucky will be closed for several days starting Friday. The U.S. 60 Spottsville Bridge between Henderson and Owensboro will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release. A detour route...

Agency ordered to pay fees in 'IM GOD' license plate case

Feb. 19, 2020 12:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has to pay more than $150,000 in legal fees for a man who won a lawsuit allowing him to put "IM GOD" on his license plate. A judge ruled this week that the state agency must pay $150,715.50 in attorneys' fees and an additional $491.24 for court...

Officials: Highway traffic fatalities increase in 2019

Feb. 11, 2020 4:10 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Highway traffic fatalities in Kentucky increased by 10 last year, according to a preliminary count. According to initial data, there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety said in a statement on...

Kentucky to open more offices to issue Real ID licenses

Feb. 10, 2020 6:48 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ramping up its Real ID program, Kentucky expects to be able to meet the demand for special licenses that many people will eventually need to board domestic airline flights, the project manager told state lawmakers on Monday. The state has opened four regional offices so far to issue...