Joe Awad/The Register: As the 85,000-pound floodgate is pulled across the U.S. 50/Tanners Creek Bridge, Engineer Bob Hrezo takes notes. The test Friday, July 13, marks the first time the gate had been tested since installed in 2010.
It moaned and it groaned. The 85,000-pound behemoth, casually named the U.S. 50/Tanners Creek Bridge floodgate, was opened Friday, July 13, and there was no bad luck just a slow-rolling giant that had not been tested since it was installed in 2010.
Submitted photo: From left, Rising Sun Clerk-treasurer Rae Baker Gipson watches as champaign is sprayed on the MS Lucky Lady ferry by Rising Star Casino employee Jada Anderson, Full House Resorts CEO Dan Lee and Rising Star employee Lakesha Lorene.
Not too surprisingly, the name MS Lucky Lady won the naming contest for the Full House Resorts’ new ferry boat, expected to begin service from the Rising Star Casino property in August.
The discovery of a buried railroad spur will keep U.S. 50 east at Tanners Creek shut down longer than first announced, Mayor Kelly Mollaun said Monday, July 16, at the Lawrenceburg City Council meeting.
Joe Awad/The Journal-Press: Tearing out the railroad track on U.S. 50 just east of the flyover bridge in Lawrenceburg has snarled rush-hour traffic since late last week. Replacing the industrial spur, which serves the distillery, is a joint effort between Central Railroad Company and the Indiana Department of Transportation. One lane in both directions clogged up U.S. 50 from Aurora to the interstate in Greendale last week.
Single-lane restrictions will continue on U.S. 50 at Lawrenceburg for several additional days after railroad crews rebuilding an industrial spur crossing at Shipping Street uncovered a separate set of tracks.  These tracks crossing U.S.
Marc Emral/The Journal-Press: Kathy Francis addressing the Sunman Dearborn school board about a proposed conceal carry policy for the corporation.
The Sunman Dearborn School Board wanted comments on a proposed concealed carry plan, and they got them.
Submitted photos: Swimmer Charlie Wilson, 21, of Aurora, captured two gold medals in the 200M Freestyle and the 100M Breaststroke
Left: Powerlifter David Paul, 26, of Versailles, captured a bronze in his bench press. Right: Sister and brother duo Unified Partner Abby Kieffer, 14, and Alex Kieffer, 16, both of Versailles, brought home two gold medals in Unified Team Bowling and Unified Doubles competition.
Joe Awad/The Register: As the 85,000-pound floodgate is pulled across the U.S. 50/Tanners Creek Bridge, Engineer Bob Hrezo takes notes. The test Friday, July 13, marks the first time the gate had been tested since installed in 2010.
Submitted photo: From left, Rising Sun Clerk-treasurer Rae Baker Gipson watches as champaign is sprayed on the MS Lucky Lady ferry by Rising Star Casino employee Jada Anderson, Full House Resorts CEO Dan Lee and Rising Star employee Lakesha Lorene.
Joe Awad/The Journal-Press: Tearing out the railroad track on U.S. 50 just east of the flyover bridge in Lawrenceburg has snarled rush-hour traffic since late last week. Replacing the industrial spur, which serves the distillery, is a joint effort between Central Railroad Company and the Indiana Department of Transportation. One lane in both directions clogged up U.S. 50 from Aurora to the interstate in Greendale last week.
Marc Emral/The Journal-Press: Kathy Francis addressing the Sunman Dearborn school board about a proposed conceal carry policy for the corporation.
Submitted photos: Swimmer Charlie Wilson, 21, of Aurora, captured two gold medals in the 200M Freestyle and the 100M Breaststroke

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John M. Britton passed away July 10, 2018.