Abby and her enduring Internets hotness has inspired this evening collection of all the IMPORTANT Kansas City news links tonight. Dive right in:
Old & Busted Kansas City Pipes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city of Kansas City is working diligently on its Sewer Rehabilitation Program that will repair the most critical parts of the city's aging sewer lines. Trenchless Technology is being used in metro neighborhoods to re-line and repair the sewers. There's no digging involved but there is downtime.
And TKC Helped!!!
TIF - Tax Increment Financing
Kansas City Democracy Theater
Kansas City voters in April approved a new citywide, one-eighth-cent sales tax to be used for redevelopment along the Prospect Avenue corridor. Collection of the tax is to begin in October, but a crucial step is needed first: A five-member commission must be appointed to administer it.
Sound Of FAIL For Local Music Fans
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A troubled music festival canceled last month for bad storms is again in the eye of the storm. The promoters of Funk Fest announced just this week they had a new venue and a new concert date. But now the venue has backed out.
Show-Me Booze News
A new entrant to Kansas City's beer market might have local beer drinkers feeling Surly. Surly Brewing Company announced that it will launch distribution to Missouri in the first week of August. [Note: Surly reached out this morning with an update that the launch has been pushed back to September.]
Tribute After Tragic Crash
Authorities say five people have died in a fiery six-vehicle wreck that temporarily closed a stretch of Interstate 70 on the western edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the crash happened Tuesday afternoon when a tractor-trailer crested a slight hill and failed to slow for traffic that was stalled because of construction.
Home Team Overdose Coming Soon
Big comebacks. A stunning grand slam. Walk-off wins. FSKC presents the top five games of the first half of the season in our Royals Marathon on July 13.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .