Kentucky Is Stuck Over Funding A Brent Spence Bridge Overhaul

WKRC reports, “The deadline to introduce new bills in this session of the Kentucky General Assembly is [today], but nothing dealing with the Brent Spence Bridge project has been introduced yet. That’s even after the month-long shutdown and a $3.5-million repair bill after the fiery accident in early November.” The station talks with Kentucky officials who insist the accident rekindled consideration of a bridge overhaul plan but have nothing new to say about it. WKRC notes that a major obstacle to resolving the prime issue of funding “is a strong opposition to tolls, especially in Northern Kentucky.”