Proposal Clears State Senate to Rename Parts of Interstate 65

A proposal that would designate most of Interstate 65 as the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Expressway, wins approval in the state Senate.

The portion of interstate named in honor of the Kentucky native, would stretch from the Jefferson-Bullitt county line to the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

The Senate previously approved a resolution that would rename another stretch of I-65 in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King JR. The proposal would also designate the entire length of U.S. 31-E as the Lincoln Heritage Highway.

The measure now advances to the House.