In this episode of The Kentucky Side, state and local officials are more optimistic than ever about moving forward on the long-awaited Brent Spence Bridge corridor project. But what exactly was that announcement featuring the governors of Kentucky and Ohio, and haven’t we seen this show before? Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) CEO Mark Policinski explains, and also talks about whether expanding the number of lanes is really helpful in easing congestion in the long run. He also shoots down the prospect of public rail service in the local region.
While Major League Baseball is locked in a labor dispute, canceling games, and leaving the 2022 season uncertain, we rejoice in that there will be professional baseball in Northern Kentucky. Florence Y’alls president and managing partner David DelBello talks about how the organization wants badly to be y’all’s team!
And we visit the new Mama’s on Main, which is bringing Italian food to Covington. Owners Paul Weckman and Emily Wolff opened their fourth restaurant in town just as the pandemic shut it all down. But they survived, and have navigated this crisis well enough to open the doors on their fifth.