Ohio and Kentucky will share the costs of building a new bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Brent Spence Bridge has been deemed functionally obsolete, carrying more traffic than intended.
Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.
A study released in November said drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in Kentucky since 1999 and now the number is higher than all other states except for West Virginia and New Mexico. Northern Kentucky is seeing more emergency room visits from overdoses and more people dying from overdoses.