State Rep. Sannie Overly has filed a bill that will allow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to explore public-private partnerships to help construction projects with big price tags.
The bill doesn't specifically name any projects, but Kentucky currently has multiple instances where the bill could help work start, namely the Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky and Interstate 69 in western Kentucky.
Overly, a Paris Democrat, said the goal is to help the state have one more avenue to help fund its infrastructure projects.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County have kicked off their annual On the Same Page community reading program, this year featuring the book The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. On March 2, the author will be in Cincinnati to discuss his moving account of a book club he and his mother had during the waning years of her life. Will Schwalbe joins Mark Perzel by phone to talk about his book and having it chosen as the twelfth On the Same Page community reading selection.
Cincinnati home sales reached a six-year high last month. The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors says January closings rose 30 percent compared to a year ago.
Board president Kevin Kelly says the continued upward momentum of Cincinnati home sales is a strong indicator the local economy is recovering. He says mortgage rates are maintaining their historic lows, the inventory of homes remains low and the number of buyers looking for a home is increasing, all factors that will help the local housing market.