Continued flooding across northern Indiana has caused widespread road closures and warnings that it could take several days for high waters to recede.
The Ports of Indiana Commission says the Mount Vernon port was boosted by increases in ethanol, fertilizer and coal shipments last year.
Transportation officials say all three potential routes for an I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Kentucky are likely to require tolling to fund the project.
The group overseeing tolling on new bridges linking Indiana and Kentucky is planning tweaks to make it more user-friendly and address other issues.
Asian carp are an invasive species that threaten native fish.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is pushing a proposal to locate a port along the Ohio River.
Kentucky and Indiana signed an agreement a year ago to begin preliminary work toward building the bridge.
A RiverLink report says the average weekday crossings on all three bridges increased 12 percent from January to March.
The increase is due in part to grain and coal exports – the kind that could see major changes under Trump administration trade reforms.
A new bridge spanning the Ohio River has been named after the 19th Century explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
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