Byline Today: Matthew Bevin Challenges Mitch McConnell; Bridge Tolls are Discussed and More
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell gets a primary challenger, tolls for the Ohio River Bridges Project and, uh, "Jay" from the cult favorite movie "Clerks" will be on Byline today.Louisville businessman Matthew Bevin is running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat in 2014. WFPL's Phillip Bailey has been covering it and he'll join host Gabe Bullard—sitting in for Rick Howlett. Also, Tucker Ives from WNPR will discuss Bevin's business.Public meeting have been held to discuss the tolls for the Ohio River Bridges Project. The Courier-Journal's Marcus Green and The News & Tribune's Braden Lammers will discuss.WFPL's Erica Peterson will talk about further delays in Kentucky's deal toexport coal to India.Fandom Fest is underway in Louisville,featuring celebrities including comic creator Stan Lee and cast members from "The Walking Dead." Earlier this week, Jason Mewes—Jay from "Clerks" and several other Kevin Smith films—stopped by WFPL to talk to me about his career and his battles with drug addiction. We'll have part of that interview today.And WFPL's Erin Keane will also have talk Fandom Fest, with a Louisville filmmaker whose latest looks at the haunted house culture in the city.Join us at 1 p.m. today for these stories and more. Tune in at 89.3 or stream at WFPL.org.