Ohio River

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An Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois has resumed normal traffic flow this week but will have restrictions again starting next week.

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Economic development and agriculture are the focus areas for a collaborative effort that aims to restore jobs in Kentucky’s four westernmost counties.

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Officials say the new I-69 bridge over the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky will likely be operated as a toll bridge.

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A barge that cracked in half on the Ohio River released more than 400,000 gallons (1.5 million liters) of fertilizer, and now the boat's owners say "human error" caused the spill.

  The National Weather Service in Paducah is extending the flood warning for most of west Kentucky until 11:30 Saturday morning.

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A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states may give up setting pollution standards for the waterway, raising concerns it would weaken protections for a source of drinking water for 5 million people.

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Researchers along the Ohio River are trying to figure out how to predict which rivers and lakes in Ohio and other states are at risk from toxic algae. 

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  An Ohio company that’s developed an environmentally friendly process to manufacture chemicals used in paint and plastics is locating a facility in Hancock County that will create about 125 jobs. 

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Another breakdown at an aging lock and dam has halted river traffic on the Ohio in western Kentucky. It’s the second such interruption in less than a year for a stretch of river that carries some 90 million tons of cargo annually.

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A 40 day voyage down the Ohio River beginning in Cincinnati will come to an end in Cairo, IL Thursday. But the purpose of the trip, to bring awareness to suicide prevention is just beginning for the three boys who are the youngest to brave the 981 mile trip in three kayaks.

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