New pro-bridge group takes aim at 'extremist' River Fields

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by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-  Frustrated by legal challenges to the Ohio River Bridges Project, a new advocacy group is targeting River Fields, the environmental group that has expressed concerns about the proposed east end bridge for years.

Former Jefferson County Judge Executive Rebecca Jackson calls River Fields "environmental extremists" in a half page ad in Monday's Louisville-Courier Journal.

Jackson, who recently was named a chairperson for Mayor Greg Fischer's review of city-county merger, heads the group, Kentuckians for Progress.

"The east end bridge has been discussed for more than 40 years," Jackson says in the advertisement, "Now with construction less than a year away, a group of environmental extremists, has filed suit to block construction. It's time we put the interests of the community above the selfish interests of a powerful few and finish what we started so many years ago."

The ad displays a web address dropthesuit.com, which featured only a Kentuckians for Progress logo on Monday morning.
 

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