Thursday, June 16, 2011

Catching up on the news

It's been a busy week at work, but now I have time to catch  up on some Ohio River news of recent days, such as:

This year is Coney Island's 125th anniversary.

Some carp were found dead down around Louisville, leading to fears there had been a chemical spill in the river, but it turned out to be an algae bloom. The fish suffocated from lack of oxygen.

A 106-year-old bridge over the river is scheduled to re-open this October after repairs are finished. If overweight trucks start crossing it, sensors will detect it. The bridge is at Follansbee, W.Va.

Speaking of bridges, the Blue Bridge at downtown Owensboro, Ky., will close for repairs on July 5.

Somewhere around Manchester, Ohio, there's a stolen safe in the Ohio River.

And in case no one had guessed, government scientists say the weather extremes we saw in April were like something never before seen.