Thursday, December 13 2012 3:26 AM EST2012-12-13 08:26:11 GMT
The governors of Kentucky and Ohio are scheduled to join with U.S. Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood in Covington for an announcement regarding funding for a new Ohio River bridge linking the two states. AMore >>
KY Governor Steve Beshear and OH Governor John Kasich have signed an agreement on how the two states will work together to build a new bridge over the Ohio River. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:03 GMT
Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish. There is very little information right now, but we're told it happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, justMore >>
Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:17:05 GMT
Police say a motorcyclist in West Ashley had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat. On Thursday at 8:50 a.m., a man on a motorcycle approachedMore >>
Police say a motorcyclist had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
WAFB congratulates our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
As another school year ends, WAFB wants to congratulate our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
Tolling has become a commonplace on many bridges and highway projects across the country. Electric bar code passes are even available for drivers who frequently pass through toll gates.
However, getting people to pay for something that has always been free is hard to sell.
On Wednesday, Ohio and Kentucky Governors signed an agreement on how the neighboring states will work together to build a new bridge of the Ohio River. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said the only way to fund the project of a new bridge is by charging a toll on the Brent Spence.
Local business owner, Allen Shephard, reacted to the toll news.
"I really think that the toll bridge is going to be detrimental to businesses in Northern Kentucky. I don't think it's a good idea at all".
Some argue that increased traffic might be better for business.
"I don't really think it would send more new customers past the store because if they're stopping at the toll, they're less likely to go ahead and get off that exit", said Shephard.
If drivers do get off the exit in an effort to get around the toll, and use the Clay Wade Bailey or the Suspension Bridge, there may be another problem to deal with.
Larry Klein, Covington's City Manager agreed, "You would not want that traffic transferred to another area because you'd be sending traffic through residential areas, through city streets and roads that were not built to accommodate interstate traffic."
A financing plan for the bridge is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Construction on the new bridge could begin as early as 2014, costing an estimated $2.5 billion.