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President Donald Trump’s desire to help boost the Ohio Valley’s energy industry and bring back mining jobs could be stymied by the administration’s escalating trade battle with China and other trading partners across the globe.

Daviess County Emergency Management

The rising waters that have caused flooding across Daviess County roads and farmlands aren’t quite done with the region yet, the Owensboro area is doing as the Ohio River crested to near 48 feet yesterday, about 8 feet above flood stage.

“Much of Smothers Park along the riverfront in Owensboro is still under water and is expected stay that way with an inch or more of mid-week rains predicted for the region. The Ohio River is expected to recede substantially by Friday or Saturday.

A recently-formed group that aims to move the Ohio River Bridges Project forward is seeking to join, then end a lawsuit between conservation group River Fields and the Federal Highway Administration. Kentuckians for Progress filed a request to join River Fields’ suit against the government today. River Fields asserts that the federal government has not properly justified the case for a two bridge project, and the group would like to block an east end bridge from being built.

Flood waters have receded from some homes in western Kentucky’s river counties. Teams are assessing damage to determine whether some counties may be eligible for F-E-M-A individual recovery assistance. FEMA’s Nick Morici says it’s OK for people to start cleaning up before their homes have been assessed.