According to today's Courier-Journal article, Kentucky won't issue $232 Million in bonds -- already approved by lawmakers -- because they don't have a clear future funding source. This is not surprising, considering the majority of the project ($2.6 Billion) is a downtown bridge and 23 lane Spaghetti Junction expansion that the community doesn't support.
Curiously missing from the article, is a quote from Mayor Abramson. You may remember that in hisÂ 2007 State of the City speech, Mayor Abramson said the Ohio River Bridges Project was his #1 priority.
Here's what we had to say in the article:
"The east bridge will reduce traffic congestion, improve our regional economy and it is supported widely on both sides of the river," said Tyler Allen, 8664's co-founder. "Only after its construction has begun can we have an open discussion about transforming downtown for the better."