Kentucky Youth Chorale to present homecoming concert on Sunday
The Kentucky Youth Chorale, having just returned from a tour and performance in England, will present a homecoming concert Sunday at St. Stephen Cathedral, 610 Locust St. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Highway department closes Kentucky 81 bridge after collision
The state highway department has closed the Panther Creek Bridge on Kentucky 81 due to an accident involving a semitrailer hauling scrap metal.
Major Barry Smith of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department said a piece of scrap on top of the load struck the bridge as the truck attempted to cross.
Smith said the bridge sustained visible damage. A press release from the highway department said the bridge sustained severe damage to its superstructure.
The bridge, which is at the 6.52 mile point, is closed until further notice, the press release says.
A permanent detour, with signs, will be established.
Gov. Bevin sets special election for House seat
FRANKFORT — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a House of Representatives vacancy for a seat in parts of two Kentucky counties.
Republican Rep. Diane Murray St. Onge resigned effective Monday to move to California. She has represented parts of Kenton and Boone counties since 2013.
The special election for the 63rd District seat will be Nov. 5.
State Fair changes tickets for veterans, military
LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky State Fair has changed the way veterans and active duty military members can get complimentary tickets to the event, which starts its 11-day run Thursday in Louisville.
WLKY-TV reports the fair is working with Vet Tix this year to process and ship physical tickets. Service members previously used military IDs online to get digital tickets, but Kentucky Venues spokesman Ian Cox said feedback indicated veterans and service members didn’t prefer that method.
Any active duty military member, honorably discharged veterans or families of those killed in action can register for a Vet Tix account at VetTix.org. There is a $9 shipping fee.
Military members can also visit the on-site ticket counter before Military Day, which is Sunday, show their military IDs and get free tickets for that day.
Indiana duo sues Uber over fatal fight with driver
LOUISVILLE — An Indiana couple is suing Uber over a fatal fight with a Kentucky driver they say pulled a gun on them last summer.
The Courier Journal reports the lawsuit by Natalie Strand and her husband, Gregory Strand Jr., accuses Uber of not protecting customers or properly vetting Michael Wallace. Louisville Metro police have said Wallace had a history of medical problems.
The lawsuit filed this month says the Strands wanted to add an extra person to their ride, causing an argument and fight. It says Gregory Strand disarmed Wallace and held him in an arm lock. It says Wallace told the Strands he couldn’t breathe and later died at a hospital.