Work, weather and the imminent arrival of my first grandchild have kept me away from the river and river news for a few days, but we can take a few minutes now to catch up on a few things:
Locomotives made the transition from steam to diesel power, and now it looks like a move to natural gas is in the works.
Whether that means a transition from diesel to natural gas in other uses, such as riverboats, remains to be seen.
The big slide of the new Milton-Madison bridge is scheduled for July.
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio has introduced a bill in Congress to put the Fish and Wildlife Service in charge of efforts to halt the spread of Asian carp up the Ohio River.