Kentucky News Now – March 28th 2016
Trucking show is this week in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Representatives of the trucking industry and trucking professionals are meeting this week for the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.
The show is being held at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The Kentucky State Fair Board said in a news release that the show is one of the top trade shows in the country. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend.
More than 1,000 exhibitors will showcase items from tires to trailers. Exhibitors include major truck and engine manufacturers, trailer manufacturers and other product and service providers.
The industry-only event starts Thursday and runs through Saturday.
The fair board said the show generates more than $14.1 million of economic impact in the Louisville area.
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Indianapolis man dies when boat capsizes on Ohio River
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Indianapolis man has died after his boat capsized while fishing with friends on the Ohio River.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the Clark County Coroner's Office pronounced 48-year-old Anthony Beck dead on a boat ramp at about 3 a.m. Friday. Authorities said Beck was fishing in a small boat with another man while another friend was in a separate boat. They were downstream from the Falls of Ohio State Park.
Authorities say both of the men in Beck's boat fell overboard when one of them stood in the boat. They both were wearing life jackets. Beck's friend, 43-year-old Juan Duncan of Indianapolis, swam to shore.
Beck's friends found him floating face and unresponsive. The victim's boat hasn't been recovered. Authorities plan to search later Friday.