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Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in April 2017

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May 18th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of ...

Obituaries 05-18-17

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May 18th, 2017

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Bruce Matthew Starkey age 55, of Sturgis died 05-16-17 at Methodist Hospital Union County. A Memorial Service will be at 11AM on Tuesday 05-23-17 at Grangertown Baptist Church in Sturgis. Rev ...

Fiscal Court Special Called Meeting to Review the 2014-2015 Audit that was just released by State Auditor.

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May 17th, 2017

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The Union County Fiscal Court meet for a special called meeting to review the 2014/2015 Audit that was just released by the State Auditor. Judge Executive Jody Jenkins explained that Magistrates ...

Obituaries 05-17-17

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May 17th, 2017

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Edwin “Ed” White, age 46 of Henshaw died Monday 05-15-17 at his residence. Funeral Service will be 11AM Sat 05-20-17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Rev Jeff McMain will ...

Justices side with Kentucky nursing home in arbitration case

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May 16th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a Kentucky nursing home can require the families of two former residents to pursue claims against the home outside of court. The justice ruled 7-1 on ...

Northbound Lane Restriction on US 41 between Henderson and Evansville Today.

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May 16th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on US 41 at the Wolf Hills Road intersection between Henderson and Evansville on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. This northbound daytime ...

Obituaries 05-16-17

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May 16th, 2017

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Brother Donald J. Collins, age 88 of Sturgis died Sunday 05-14-17 at Methodist Hospital Union County. Funeral Service will be 11AM Wednesday 05-17-17 at Grangertown Baptist Church in Sturgis. Bro

White House goes blue to honor nation’s police officers

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May 16th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was lit up in blue to honor the nation’s police officers. The move on Monday night followed President Donald Trump’s remarks earlier in the day to ...

Obituaries 05-15-17

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May 15th, 2017

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Presley Grace Gregory, 3, of Morganfield passed away Saturday May 13, 2017 in Blackford,Ky. Funeral Services will be Tuesday May 16,2017 at 2PM at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay, Ky. Paster Dwight ...

KDVA Celebrating Nursing Home Week

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May 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2017) Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed it to be Nursing Home Week in Kentucky May 14-20 and Kentucky’s three state Veterans Centers will be celebrating with events for ...

Obituaries 05-11-17

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May 11th, 2017

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Catherine Marie Beaven, age 60 of Morganfield died Wednesday 05-10-17 at her residence. A Graveside Service will be 2PM Friday 05-12-2017 at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield. Rev. Jerry ...

Daytime Lane Restriction on the Northbound US 41 Twin Bridge Today

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May 11th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor plans to continue a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on THURSDAY, May 11, 2017. This northbound daytime lane ...

Union County Fiscal Court Receives Harsh Audit from State Auditor’s Office

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May 10th, 2017

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Mike Harmon, Auditor of Public Accounts, released Union County Fiscal Audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts. In the release it ...

Obituaries 05-10-17

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May 10th, 2017

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Frances “Sue” Faller age 84 of Morganfield died at her residence. Funeral Service will be 12 Noon on Thursday 05-11-17 at Grace Fellowship Church in Morganfield. Rev. Dwight Jackson ...

Tennessee, Kentucky police partner to catch impaired drivers

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May 10th, 2017

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say police in Tennessee and Kentucky are partnering this month to look for impaired drivers near the state line. A statement from the Clarksville Police ...

Traffic ADVISORY – northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017.

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May 9th, 2017

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A contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017. This northbound daytime lane restriction on Wednesday is to

Division for Air Quality Urges Kentuckians to “Learn Before You Burn”

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May 9th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2017) – Spring-cleaning season has arrived, and for many Kentuckians that means burning unwanted debris. But before you light that burn pile, the Kentucky Division ...

Kentucky Tourism Industry Generated $14.5 Billion in 2016

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May 9th, 2017

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Economic Impact of Tourism Increases in All Nine Tourism Regions Frankfort, Ky. (May 8, 2017) –The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky was more than $14.5 billion in 2016, the Kentucky ...

A Trial Date for Former Morganfield Police Chief, Craig Bolds, has been set.

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May 8th, 2017

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A Trial date for Former City of Morganfield Police Chief Craig Bolds has been set. Bolds’ Jury Trial has been scheduled for August 22, 2017. Bolds was indicted and charged with Abuse of Public ...

GRITS offering transportation service to Owensboro Employment Office

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May 8th, 2017

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HENDERSON, KY, May 8, 2017– Following the closure of the local office of Kentucky Career Center at Second and Water streets in February, Green River Intra-County Transit System (GRITS) is now ...

Traffic ADVISORY KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

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May 8th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2) DAVIESS County KY 142 Water Over Road at the 4 to 6 mile marker- signs posted KY 56 Water Over Road at the 7 to 9 mile marker- signs posted

GRADD will host the Kentucky Association of Counties General Assembly Wrap-Up on May 10

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May 8th, 2017

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The public is invited to attend a Kentucky Association of Counties General Assembly Wrap-Up hosted by Green River Area Development District (GRADD) on Wednesday, May 10th. This free event will be

Gov. Matt Bevin declares May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 8th, 2017

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Take time to thank a teacher who made a difference in your life FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 8, 2017) – Governor Matt Bevin recently signed a proclamation officially declaring May 8-12 Teacher ...

Morganfield Fire Department respond to Structure Fire Sunday Night and a Kitchen Fire Earlier in the Day.

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May 8th, 2017

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According to Morganfield Fire Department Chief Rick Millikan, The Morganfield Fire Department, Union County Volunteer Fire Department, Morganfield Rescue Squad and Union County EMS were ...

Obituaries 05-08-17

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May 8th, 2017

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Wilma Irene Hosman, age 75 of Uniontown died Friday May 5, 2017 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Morganfield. Funeral Service will be 2PM Monday 05-08-17 at Whitsell Funeral ...

Obituaries 05-05-17

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May 5th, 2017

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Charlotte Byrd, age 87 of Henshaw, Ky died Wed 05-03-17 at her home. Funeral Service will be 11AM Saturday 05-06-17 at St Ambrose Catholic Church. Fr Freddie Byrd will officiate. Burial will be ...

Obituaries 05-04-17

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May 4th, 2017

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Richard “Rick” D Curry, 56 of Evansville, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday April 30, 2017. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Friday May 5, 2017 at Ziemer Funeral ...

KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosts outreach project in Owensboro and Bowling Green

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May 3rd, 2017

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Regional meetings scheduled for May 16 in Owensboro and May 17 in Bowling Green FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2017) – The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) will hold the ...

Tangible Personal Property Tax Filing Reminder Due May 15, 2017

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May 3rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2017) – Kentucky tangible personal property tax returns are due on Monday, May 15, 2017. Returns filed after May 15, 2017 are considered past due in accordance with ...

Attorney accused of stealing from clients pleads not guilty

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May 3rd, 2017

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky personal injury lawyer accused of stealing more than $100,000 from clients has pleaded not guilty. The Paducah Sun reports that 43-year-old James Grant King entered

Barge hit sensors removed from U.S. 41 Twin Bridges

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May 3rd, 2017

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Sensors installed early in 2008 HENDERSON, Ky. (May 3, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has removed a monitoring system aimed at detecting and monitoring the severity of barge ...

Shawneetown Bridge resumes Daytime Lane and Load Width Restrictions Today May 2, 2017

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May 2nd, 2017

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Due to rain delays during April, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to resume a daytime lane and load width restriction on the KY 56/Illinois Route 13 Ohio River ...

Twin Bridges Daytime Lane Restriction moved to Wednesday 05-03-17.

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May 2nd, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY Due to a scheduling issue, a daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges originally planned forTuesday, has been moved to WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017. This daytime lane ...

Obituaries 05-02-17

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May 2nd, 2017

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Betty J Lamb, age 87 of Sturgis died Saturday 04/29/17 at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, In. Funeral Services will be 1PM Saturday 05/06/17 at First Baptist Church in Sturgis. Rev ...

Traffic advisory for the Twin Bridges Tuesday May 2, 2017

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May 1st, 2017

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We have the following UPDATES on the US 41 Twin Bridges Work Zone for THIS WEEK…. A contractor working on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson and Evansville has completed all portions of the work

Morganfield Police Department makes an Arrest in the Breckinridge Golf Course Burglary.

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May 1st, 2017

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Morganfield Police Department have made an Arrest in the Breckinridge Golf Course Burglary. According to Sgt Geoffrey Deibler, On April 20, 2017 at approximately 2:35AM a white male with a short ...

KSP Asking for Assistance Locating Escaped Webster County Inmate

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May 1st, 2017

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KSP Requests Assistance in Locating Escapee Madisonville, Ky. (April 24, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police Post 2 is requesting the assistance of the public in locating an inmate that escaped ...

Kentucky State Police Investigating Human Remains Found in Trigg County -UPDATE

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April 26th, 2017

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UPDATE: CADIZ, KY (April 26, 2017) – A female body was located in a wooded area overnight during the ongoing search of the area. The body, which is believed to be related to the previously ...

Methodist Hospital to host National Cancer Survivors Day® Derby Party June 4

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April 26th, 2017

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Methodist Hospital, a member of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, will host a National Cancer Survivors Day® Derby Party on Sunday, June 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Classrooms 1-3 on the ...

Police: Trooper shoots man driving at him, dragging officer

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April 26th, 2017

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CLAY, Ky. (AP) — A man has been wounded and an officer injured after the suspect gained control of a police car as authorities investigated a report of possible counterfeit money in western ...

KSP Needs Your Help to Locate Escapee

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April 25th, 2017

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Madisonville, Ky.(April 24, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police Post 2 is requesting the assistance of the public in locating an inmate that escaped custody in Webster County and is now on the run.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Announces 2017 Music Lineup

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April 24th, 2017

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(HENDERSON, Ky.) April 24, 2017 – The music lineup for the 27th annual W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival was released last week. This year’s artists will perform on stage in Audubon Mill ...

Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system

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April 24th, 2017

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ADAM BEAM, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor wants to overhaul the state’s troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family’s failed

Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016

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April 24th, 2017

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EDITOR’S NOTE: 2016 and 2015 county annual unemployment rate charts are included. Woodford County’s 3.2% lowest annual rate in state FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2017) — Annual ...

Land Between the Lakes offers event on astronomy

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April 24th, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — People interested in astronomy and the total solar eclipse coming up this summer can learn more at an event this week at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. ...

Obituaries 04-24-17

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April 24th, 2017

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Murray C. Mason, age 92 of Morganfield died Sunday April 23, 2017 at his home. Funeral Service will be 11 AM Tuesday 04-25-17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Brother Dwight Jackson ...

Traffic ADVISORY -Nighttime Lane Restriction Continues on Northbound Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridge

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April 22nd, 2017

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Due to rain in the forecast for tonight there will be no northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville tonight, April 21, 2017 Northbound motorists ...

Kenergy Denies It Is Responcible for Q Wireless Interference Issues

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April 21st, 2017

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Kenergy says it has come to their attention that Q Wireless, a local internet provider, has stated their recent interference issues are the result of equipment installed by Kenergy. Kenergy ...

Volunteers recognized during National Healthcare Volunteer Week

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April 21st, 2017

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In honor of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, celebrated the week of April 23, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County would like to thank all of the volunteers who give of their

I-69 Ohio River Crossing Open House Held in Evansville

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April 21st, 2017

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Additional open houses planned for this summer EVANSVILLE, Ind. (April 21, 2017) – A second open house for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) was held Thursday evening in Evansville. Members

City of Morganfield Spring Cleanup April 24-May 12, 2017

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April 21st, 2017

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Spring Cleanup for Morganfield’s Tri County Waste Customers, April 24 – May 12, 2017. Tri County Waste (270)333-3666 will collect large items such as TV’s, microwaves, business,

Union County Board of Education Approves the UCLA Consolidation/Centralized Preschool Plan

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April 21st, 2017

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Superintendent Patricia Sheffer presented a PowerPoint Presentation at the Union County Board of Education Meeting and Malinda Beauchamp, Public Relations Coordinator, released this information, ...

Uniontown Man Arrested for Allegedly breaking into Uniontown Food Mart

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April 21st, 2017

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Union County Sheriff Deputy Jason Thomas tells WMSK that in the early morning hours of April 20th, the Union County Sheriff Office investigated a burglary at the Uniontown Food Mart on Mill at ...

Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Seeks Candidates for University and Community College Boards

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April 19th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2017) -Governor Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is now accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within ...

Thousands expected for Spring Paducah Quilt Week

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April 19th, 2017

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — More than 30,000 people are expected to visit Paducah this month for the Spring Paducah Quilt Week event. The event begins April 26 and runs through April 29 at the Schroeder ...

Federal utility CEO: Coal plants not reopening under Trump

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April 19th, 2017

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CEO of the nation’s biggest public utility says the agency isn’t going to reopen coal-fired power plants under President Donald Trump. In an interview ...

Sturgis Woman injured in a Car Wreck Easter Sunday

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April 18th, 2017

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According to Union County Sheriff Deputy Lee Chandler, on Sunday April 16th at approximately 6:00 AM, the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle collision located on ...

Kentucky State Police work a Traffic Accident on KY 109 Saturday April 15th.

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April 18th, 2017

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Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle accident on KY 109. Aaron T. Lovell,17, of Sturgis, Ky was operating a 2005 Jeep Cherokee northbound on KY 109. Lovell swerved to miss an ...

Governor Signs Legislation to Help Kentuckians Combat Cancer 

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April 17th, 2017

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Governor Signs Legislation to Help Kentuckians Combat Cancer  FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 17, 2017) – The Governor recently signed into law a measure to improve patient knowledge and increase early ...

United changes policy, crew can’t displace seated passengers

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April 17th, 2017

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CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane. The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David ...

Bowling Green reaches settlement after searching wrong home

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April 17th, 2017

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(Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A couple has reached a $5,000 settlement with the city of Bowling Green after police erroneously served a ...

Traffic ADVISORY – NB motorists on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson should prepared for more nighttime work zones this week

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April 17th, 2017

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Northbound motorists traveling the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson and Evansville should be prepared to encounter a night work zone Monday through Friday, April 17-21, 2017 Northbound motorists ...

Robert Ervin Awarded The 2017 Garnis Martin Outstanding Coach Award.

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April 14th, 2017

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Union County High School Athletics is proud to announce head wrestling coach Robert Ervin has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors ...

Obituaries 04-12-17

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April 12th, 2017

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Larry Nally age 58, of Uniontown died April 11, 2017 at his sister’s residence in Morganfield. Funeral Service will be 3PM on Thursday 04/13/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Bro.

KET and John James Audubon State Park host preview of new Audubon documentary

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April 12th, 2017

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KET, John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Ky., and Kentucky State Parks invite guests to a free screening of Audubon, a new one-hour documentary spotlighting iconic 19th- century painter ...

Methodist Hospital is Restructuring with the Job Loss of 61 Employees

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April 11th, 2017

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Methodist Hospital to focus on core services Methodist Hospital announced today that it is initiating an organizational restructuring to focus more effectively on its core services. Employees ...

April flowers bring May monarchs

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April 11th, 2017

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Transportation Cabinet beautifies Kentucky roadsides with wildflowers and waystations FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 11, 2017) – With highway construction season kicking off in April, orange barrels

The hunt for great food gets easier with Buy Local

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April 11th, 2017

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New KDA program rewards businesses for offering more Kentucky farm-sourced menu items FRANKFORT (April 11, 2017) — Kentucky Proud has unveiled Buy Local, a new program intended to encourage ...

Traffic ALERT- SOUTHBOUND traffic to be restricted to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges on Thursday morning, April 13th.

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April 11th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict SOUTHBOUND traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges on Thursday morning, April 13, 2017. Southbound traffic will be restricted to one ...

Obituaries 04-11-17

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April 11th, 2017

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Ruth French, age 83 of Morganfield died Sunday April 9, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services will be 3PM Wednesday 04/12/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Bro J.T. Shouse will officiate. ...

Union County Grand Jury April 2017 Indictments

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April 11th, 2017

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During the April 2017 session, the Union County Grand Jury indicted three individuals on various charges. The individuals indicted Monday are as follows: Randy Fowler, Jr. indicted for Sexual ...

Governor Bevin Signs Rep. Suzanne Miles’s Bill to Boost Kentucky Economy into Law

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April 10th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – Governor Bevin has signed legislation that will have an enormous positive economic impact on both the aluminum and trucking industries in Kentucky. House Bill ...

Toyota Reborn: $1.33 Billion Investment in Georgetown Plant Will Keep It Cutting Edge

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April 10th, 2017

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Comprehensive project will prepare facility for new platform, streamline production processes, improve vehicle safety, quality and efficiency FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – Already one of the ...

Citizens invited to ‘Stand’ against child abuse

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April 7th, 2017

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and GRADD’s Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services’ Department for Community Based ...

Training to focus on backlog of sexual assault evidence kits

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April 7th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office says training sessions planned this month will focus on the backlog of sexual assault forensic evidence kits. The ...

Solar panels to help power Kentucky Coal Museum

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April 7th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Coal Museum won’t need as much coal anymore. The museum in Benham, Kentucky, is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering ...

FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT TONIGHT FOR THE WMSK/WUCO LISTENING AREA

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April 7th, 2017

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…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY… The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening

Gov. Bevin Eliminates Dozens of Obsolete Boards and Commissions

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April 6th, 2017

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Red Tape Reduction efforts target 30 percent of Kentucky’s 570+ boards FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin, as part of his Red Tape Reduction initiative, has signed documents to ...

Proactive Patrol Reminder To Motorists -KSP Post 16

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April 6th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky. (April 6, 2017)–The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the ...

Traffic ADVISORY – daytime lane & load width restriction on the Shawneetown Bridge starting Monday, April 10th

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April 6th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime lane and load width restriction on the KY 56/Illinois Route 13 Ohio River “Shawneetown” Bridge starting Monday, April 10 2017.

No Daytime Lane Restrictions this Weekend on Twin Bridges, Only Night Lane Restrictions will be in Place.

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April 6th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY There will be no DAYTIME lane restrictions on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson and Evansville this weekend. In an effort to minimize DAYTIME work zone traffic restrictions on ...

Cave in Rock Ferry Closed due to High Winds

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April 6th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to high winds. The ferry temporarily halted operation at 5:30 p.m., CST, today. Winds at the crossing are running at about 20 miles per hour ...

Traffic ADVISORY – A contractor plans to replace pavement markers along various highways in District 2 counties starting today

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April 5th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to replace pavement markers along various highways in District 2 counties starting today, April 5, 2017. Replacement of

52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign

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April 5th, 2017

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Kentucky Project is Part of National Public Health Week Celebration FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2017) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family ...

Danco takes over Bluegrass Music Center work

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April 5th, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — An Evansville, Illinois construction company has been replaced as the general contractor for the International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro. Media outlets report that

Transportation Cabinet lets Kentuckians drive the importance of work zone safety

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April 4th, 2017

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Kentuckians share stories and ‘Glow Orange’ to raise awareness FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – Focusing on the human aspect surrounding highway work zone safety, the Kentucky Transportation ...

Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country

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April 4th, 2017

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ADAM BEAM, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than seven in 10 people in one of the nation’s largest tobacco-producing states support a statewide smoking ban for most public ...

Traffic ADVISORY – contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Sat. & Sun., April 8th & 9th

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April 4th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a northbound work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 2017. This ...

Gov. Bevin Restores Right to Vote, Hold Office

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April 4th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today restored the right to vote and hold public office to certain offenders who have completed their respective sentences and have applied for ...

Phone Scam Alert

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April 4th, 2017

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SCAM ALERT An Elderly resident of Union County received a phone call Saturday night telling her that she was the winner of $250,000 from the Publisher Clearing House. All she had to do to claim ...

Obituaries 04-04-17

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April 4th, 2017

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Larry Sudbury, age 67 of Uniontown died Friday 03-31-17 at Methodist Hospital Union County. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Governor Bevin Declares April 6 WWI Centennial Day

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April 3rd, 2017

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Asks Everyone to Join in Honoring Kentucky’s Contributions FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – Governor Bevin has designated April 6, 2017 as World War I Centennial Day in Kentucky. One hundred ...

Senate Approves Rep. Suzanne Miles’ Agritourism Measure

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April 3rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – In the final days of the 2017 General Assembly Legislative Session, the Kentucky State Senate gave final passage to Rep. Suzanne Miles’, R-Owensboro, House Bill ...

NO LANE RESTRICTIONS on US 41 Twin Bridge Monday or Tuesday.

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April 3rd, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will not require a work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Monday & Tuesday, April 3 &

Obituaries 04-03-17

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April 3rd, 2017

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Billy Joe Steward, age 81 of Sturgis died Friday 03-31-17 at his daughter’s residence. Funeral service will be 11AM Tuesday 04-04-17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, Ky. Burial will be ...

CPE limits tuition increases to 3 to 5 percent for state’s colleges and universities

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March 31st, 2017

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The Council on Postsecondary Education set 2017-18 tuition and mandatory fee ceilings for resident undergraduate students at its meeting Friday at Northern Kentucky University. The ceilings limit

Beshear Provides Information on AG’s Office to Gov. Bevin, Public

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March 31st, 2017

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Governor again requests information on AG’s Office of Civil, Environmental Law FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) – For the second time in as many months, Attorney General Andy Beshear is releasing ...

Transportation Cabinet alerts drivers of travel impacts in Georgia

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March 31st, 2017

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Road closures on Interstate 85 due to bridge collapse FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) – With several school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ...

First Lady, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Prevention Efforts for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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March 31st, 2017

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Prevention services, survivors spotlighted at Capitol event FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2017) – The prevention and advocacy efforts of several individuals were honored today as part of the kickoff ...

Unemployment rates down in 115 Kentucky counties in February 2017

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March 31st, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2017) – Unemployment rates dropped in 115 Kentucky counties between February 2016 and February 2017, rose in three and stayed the same in two counties, according to the ...

Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 session ends

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March 31st, 2017

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FRANKFORT – The 2017 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly ended Thursday evening shortly before midnight after months of work that led to passage of over 130 bills that will impact ...

The Latest: Lawmakers OK $15 million for mystery project

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March 31st, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State lawmakers have agreed to let Gov. Matt Bevin borrow up to $15 million to convince a company to bring up to 500 full-time jobs to struggling eastern Kentucky. State ...

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8

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March 30th, 2017

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Post 16 Highlighting Two Cases Which Currently Go Unsolved HENDERSON, Ky. (March 30, 2017) –Every April, the Office for Victims of Crime lead communities throughout the country in their annual ...

PSC Approves Big Rivers Electric Solar Energy Projects

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March 30th, 2017

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Seven small arrays are for testing, demonstration and education FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2017) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a proposal by Big Rivers Electric Corp.

The Latest: Storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern US

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March 30th, 2017

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DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central and southern United States: An unsettled weather pattern is shifting from the southern Plains into parts of the South and lower Ohio ...

NWS Paducah Posts Youtube Video on Severe Weather Threat for TONIGHT & THURSDAY

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March 29th, 2017

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Watch here as Warning Coordinator Rick Shankin outlines the threat for intense thunderstorms and possible tornadoes overnight and tomorrow here in the WSON listening area https://youtu.be/zFs72ByrRg0

Gov. Bevin Ceremonially Signs Legislation Supporting Children in Foster Care

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March 29th, 2017

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New laws on driver’s licensing, ‘fictive kin’ will improve quality of life for Kentucky foster youth FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 29, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today ceremonially signed ...

Fire Safety While Turkey Hunting

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March 29th, 2017

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Forestry officials urge caution FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 29, 2017) – With the start of youth spring turkey hunting season less than a week away, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is ...

Remains Found Monday in Evansville Identified as Missing Woman

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March 29th, 2017

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The Vanderburgh County Coroners and Evansville Police Department are investigating the discovery of human remains in a home on S. Bedford Ave. An autopsy was conducted this morning as part of the

KSP Investigating Fatal Collision in McLean County

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March 29th, 2017

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One Vehicle with Five Participants: Four Injured and One Deceased. BEECH GROVE, Ky. (March 29, 2017) – Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a one vehicle collision on KY 56, approximately ...

Fort Campbell soldiers returning after 6 months in Africa

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March 29th, 2017

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Dozens of soldiers who have been serving in Africa are returning to Fort Campbell. The Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line said 130 soldiers assigned to 1st ...

INDOT Announces Lane Restrictions Planned for I-69 in Evansville Beginning April 3

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March 28th, 2017

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions for I-69 in Evansville. Beginning on or around Monday, April 3, crews with J H Rudolph will begin removing and replacing ...

First Lady Commends Early Intervention in Obesity Prevention Programs

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March 28th, 2017

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Emphasis on Reaching Children before Age 5 FRANKFORT, KY (March 28, 2017) – As part of National Nutrition Month, First Lady Glenna Bevin is praising the efforts of the Kentucky Department for ...

Traffic Advisory for Ky 667

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March 27th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 667 in UNION County during daylight hours Monday through Friday, March 27-31, 2017. KY 667 will be closed to through traffic ...

Obituaries 03-27-17

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March 27th, 2017

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Thomas Aaron Walker, age 28 of Morganfield,Ky died Thursday March 23, 2017 in Morganfield. Funeral service will be 12PM Tuesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Bro Don Haire, Jr. will ...

KSP Accepting Applications for Telecommunicator

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March 27th, 2017

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Henderson, KY March 24, 2017 — The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for the position of Police Telecommunicator I for Post 16 in Henderson which serves Henderson, Union, ...

Rep. Jim Gooch’s Waste Management Bill Signed into Law

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March 27th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 27, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin has recently signed a measure into law prohibiting local government from performing solid waste management services or granting authority to ...

Traffic UPDATE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to continue a NORTHBOUND work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson STARTING TUESDAY

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March 27th, 2017

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UPDATE: Due to approaching thunderstorms there will be NO NORTHBOUND LANE RESTRICTION on the US 41 Twin Bridges TODAY. The contractor anticipates weather will clear enough to allow a northbound ...

Local manufacturer DarCole Products, Inc. moving into growth mode

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March 24th, 2017

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Local manufacturer DarCole Products, Inc. moving into growth mode SEBREE, Kentucky – A Henderson-based producer of specialty concrete additives used to improve concrete will be moving into ...

Kentucky Department of Revenue Friday Facts & Figures

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March 24th, 2017

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Income Tax Return Processing Update FRANKFORT, KY (March 24, 2017) – Now that we are officially into spring, here is a look at the Kentucky Department of Revenue’s (DOR) income tax ...

Traffic ADVISORY – NORTHBOUND work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson to continue THIS WEEKEND.

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March 24th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to continue a NORTHBOUND work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson THIS WEEKEND. While there is a significant ...

Obituaries 03-24-17

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March 24th, 2017

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Martha Henshaw Smith, age 82 of Sturgis died Wednesday 3/22/17 at Baptist Health in Paducah. Funeral Service will be 1PM Friday 3/24/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Bro Chris Cummins will

EVANSVILLE ZOO-BABY TAKIN

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March 24th, 2017

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Evansville zoo toasts birth of rare, unusual Asian mammal EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A rare and unusual mammal born recently at Evansville’s zoo is now delighting visitors to the zoo’s ...

New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

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March 24th, 2017

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Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) must be verified before hitting the open waters FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2017) — The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation is alerting boaters of a recent ...

Investigation finds safety violations in lineman’s death

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March 23rd, 2017

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has concluded its investigation into the death of a Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. lineman and found that several federal, state and ...

Kentucky’s February 2017 unemployment rate decreases to 4.9 percent

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March 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for February 2017 was down 0.1 percent from the January 2017 rate of 5.0 percent, according to

Major highway safety legislation signed into law

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March 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT – A highway safety issue brought forth by Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, to standardize the color of vehicle headlights and rear lights was signed into law yesterday. Ridley was ...

Traffic Advisory Reminder.

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March 22nd, 2017

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As a reminder, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a NORTHBOUND work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson starting Wednesday, March 22, 2017. This ...

Traffic ADVISORY – daytime work zone lane restriction along US 60 near the Henderson Community College Campus Planned for Thursday, March 23, 2017.

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March 21st, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime work zone lane restriction along US 60 near the Henderson Community College Campus on Thursday, March 23, 2017. This is part ...

Quarles participates in national ag summit on Farm Bill

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March 21st, 2017

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Kentucky ag commissioner part of panel discussion on bringing the next generation back to the farm WASHINGTON (March 20, 2017) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said today that industry and

Obituaries 03-21-17

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March 21st, 2017

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Samuel Robert “Bob” Norris, age 100 of Morganfield passed away at Shemwell Nursing Home in Providence, KY, Saturday March 18, 2017. Funeral service will be 12 Noon Wednesday 03-22-17 ...

Low pathogenic avian influenza detected in western Kentucky

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March 20th, 2017

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Christian County flock depopulated; surveillance continues FRANKFORT (March 20, 2017) — Federal and state authorities say a case of low pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a ...

Obituaries 03-20-17

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March 20th, 2017

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Wanda Ann Mills, age 74 of Morganfield died Wednesday 03/15/17 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. Funeral Services will be 10AM Wed 03/22/17 at St Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield. Fr

Traffic ADVISORY – SOUTHBOUND daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on Monday, March 20, 2017, with the work zone moving to the NORTHBOUND bridge starting Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

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March 20th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a SOUTHBOUND daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on Monday, March 20, 2017, with the ...

HCC Wellness Hosts Deaconess Mobile Breast Center

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March 17th, 2017

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The Deaconess Mobile Breast Center will be on campus on April 3rd in the Administration’s Building parking lot. The Wellness Committee recognizes with everyone’s busy schedules, it ...

Henderson County Adult Education to Host Saturday Event

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March 17th, 2017

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(Henderson) KY- The Henderson County Adult Education center will be host a one day, Saturday event from 8:00am – 3:00pm on March 18. Students will be able to attend orientation, complete a TABE ...

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW COLUMN By Sen. Dorsey Ridley

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March 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT — In this weekly column I try to emphasis positive legislation that I believe will move our state forward. Unfortunately, in the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session, the Kentucky

Transportation Cabinet asks organizations to “Glow Orange” for work zone safety awareness

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March 17th, 2017

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National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7 FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2017) – While many Kentuckians associate the color orange with rival college athletics programs, the Kentucky ...

BASKETBALL FANS FROM AROUND KENTUCKY ARE INDY-BOUND

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March 17th, 2017

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Tolling is in place on two I-65 bridges and new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 16, 2017) – Basketball fans from across Kentucky are making the drive to Indianapolis for ...

School Choice Receives Resounding Victory in Kentucky

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March 16th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2017) – In the final ticks of the 2017 Regular Session, the Kentucky Legislature gave approval to a dynamic measure that dramatically reforms education in the ...

Obituaries 03-16-17

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March 16th, 2017

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Frank Raleigh Gray, Jr. was born April 18, 1977 and made his transition from earth to heaven on March 12, 2017. Funeral Services are Friday March 17, 2017 at 2:00PM at Carrs Chapel Baptist Church

In Ky. coal country, a potential embrace of nuclear power

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March 14th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky appears to be hedging its bets on a comeback for coal. The Republican-controlled state legislature is on the cusp of lifting its decades-long moratorium on nuclear ...

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – NO LANE RESTRICTION TODAY ON SOUTHBOUND BI-STATE BRIDGE

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March 14th, 2017

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There will be no southbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges TODAY. The contractor has been doing prep work beneath the southbound bridge and planned to restrict traffic today. However,

Obituaries 03-14-17

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March 14th, 2017

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Stephen R Henshaw, age 70, of Sturgis died Sunday March 12th at his home. Funeral Service will be 11AM Wednesday 03/15/17 at Sturgis First Christian Church. Rev. Rodney Raymond will officiate. ...

Morganfield Man injured in Multiple Car Collision on Twin Bridge.

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March 14th, 2017

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According to Henderson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday March 13th at approximately 1:25PM a collision on the south bound descent occurred when a 2006 Chevy Aveo operated by Jennifer Moore

NWS Radar Near Henderson/Evansville Out of Service for Upgrades

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March 13th, 2017

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Weather radar KVWX near Evansville Indiana to get an upgrade. The weather radar located in Owensville Indiana will be down for approximately 4 days starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14th for ...

PSC Ends State Low-Income Subsidy for Wireless Phones

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March 13th, 2017

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Landline subsidy remains; state Lifeline support fee will decrease FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2017) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is revamping the state program that provides ...

Traffic ADVISORY – Snow & Ice Report for KYTC District 2 @ 11:00 a.m.

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March 13th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Union County Crew has two trucks out salting bridges, overpasses, as well as other potential trouble spots. One truck has salted the KY 56 Ohio River ...

Traffic Advisory Starting Tonight

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March 13th, 2017

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The contractor plans to return to finish the curb and gutter replacement work on Monday night and Tuesday night, March 13 & 14 2017. This night lane restriction for southbound traffic is ...

Gas Prices Take a Hike in West Central Ky

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March 13th, 2017

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Gas Prices Take A Hike in West Central KY West Central Kentucky gas prices increased 7 cents this week to $2.210 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the National ...

Southbound Lane Restrictions on Twin Bridges start Tomorrow

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March 13th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a SOUTHBOUND daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville starting Tuesday, ...

Caseyville Man arrested for being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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March 13th, 2017

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Union County Sheriff Deputy James Waller stated the on Friday March 10th at approximately 8:00PM, the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 685 Caseyville Cemetery Rd. The ...

…Freezing Temperatures Expected Friday Night…NWS Paducah

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March 9th, 2017

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…Freezing Temperatures Expected Friday Night… .A rare area of Arctic high pressure will surge across the area late tonight and Friday, setting the stage for a hard freeze over ...

House speaker says public school tobacco ban will not pass

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March 9th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover says a bill that would ban all tobacco products at public school campuses likely will not pass this year. Senate Bill 78 would ban the ...

Sturgis Woman injured in a Car Accident on Twin Bridge.

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March 9th, 2017

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Henderson County Sheriff Deputy Chris Keller tells WMSK that at 1:15 AM this morning the Henderson County’s Sheriff’s Office, Henderson Police Department, Henderson Fire Department, ...

Union County Sheriff Deputies Arrests Two People for Criminal Trespassing.

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March 9th, 2017

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According to Union County Sheriff Deputy James Waller that on Wednesday 03-08-17 at approximately 3:00AM, the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible Burglary in progress at ...

Obituaries 03-09-17

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March 9th, 2017

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John T. Rhodes, age 86 of Morganfield died Wednesday 03-08-17 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. Memorial Visitation will be 1-4PM Sunday at the Morganfield Senior Citizens Center. ...

Sen. Ridley meets with Homeland Security Director to discuss coordination efforts for solar eclipse

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March 8th, 2017

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FRANKFORT – Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, recently met with Kentucky Homeland Security Executive Director John Holiday about preparations for the large crowd expected

Bill would transfer some attorney general powers to governor

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March 8th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general could not represent the state in some civil lawsuits under a proposal floated by Republican lawmakers. A proposal from ...

Obituaries 03-08-17

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March 8th, 2017

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Judith Brand, age 54 of Morganfield died Wednesday 03-01-17 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville,In. A Private family service will be held at a later date. Agnes Louise Massey, age 72

Leadership Changes at Methodist Hospital

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March 8th, 2017

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The Board of Directors have announced that Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, Methodist Hospital President and CEO, has submitted his resignation because of increasing family responsibilities requiring his ...

Union County Grand Jury March 2017 Indictments

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March 8th, 2017

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During the March 2017 session, the Union County Grand Jury inducted two individuals on various charges. The individuals indicted Tuesday are as follows: Cody Lee Barron for Convicted Felon in ...

Consumer Protection Alert – HHS OIG Hotline Telephone Number Used in Scam

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March 7th, 2017

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently confirmed that the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing

NWS Paducah Recaps Record Warm Winter Season 2016-17

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March 7th, 2017

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Winter 2016-2017 (December-February) was record warm and relatively dry across our region along with hardly any snowfall. Paducah recorded their warmest winter season on record, beating the old ...

Obituaries 03-07-17

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March 7th, 2017

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Wilburn Taylor (W.T.) Collins of Sullivan, Ky passed away March 6th, 2017 in Marion Ky. Funeral Services will be at 1:00PM Wednesday 03/08/17 at Sturgis First Christian Church. Rev Rodney Raymond

First Lady Hosts Second Annual ‘Hearts to Hands’ Event

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March 6th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 6, 2017) – On Saturday, First Lady Glenna Bevin hosted her second annual “Hearts to Hands” event. Mrs. Bevin invited thirty children from Home of the Innocents to enjoy a ...

Spring Break Travelers Should Take Precautions Against Zika Virus

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March 6th, 2017

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Use Repellant, Protective Clothing if Traveling in High Risk Areas; Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel FRANKFORT, Ky. (Mar. 6, 2017) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the ...

February 2017 Climate Summary – NWS

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March 6th, 2017

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This likely comes as no surprise but the National Weather Service Office in Paducah confirms this past February was a very warm month across the region, with temperatures running 8 to 10 degrees ...

Kentucky’s 2016 annual unemployment rate falls to 5 percent

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March 6th, 2017

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Ky hits lowest annual rate in 17 years; nonfarm employment adds 28,100 jobs FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 6, 2017) – Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in 2016 from 5.3 ...

Morganfield Fire Department and The American Red Cross Announce its Home Fire Safety Campaign.

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March 6th, 2017

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The Morganfield Fire Department, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is proud to announce its Home Fire Safety Campaign for City of Morganfield residents. The campaign includes: checking ...

Obituaries 03-06-17

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March 6th, 2017

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Agnes Marie Foster Cole, 96, of Henderson Ky, passes away Saturday at Redbanks Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Tuesday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Father Larry

Press Release from Union County Attorney, Brucie W. Moore.

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March 2nd, 2017

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Here is the Press release from Union County Attorney Brucie W. Moore. Various media outlets reported that Jason Habermel, the individual that sold stolen equipment to the Union County Fiscal ...

Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 5 percent in January 2017

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March 2nd, 2017

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Rate below 5.3 percent in January 2016 FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 5 percent in January 2017 from a revised 4.8 ...

Traffic Advisory for the Twin Bridges

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March 2nd, 2017

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Traffic ALERT A contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 2, 3, & 4, 2017, with a ...

Kentucky State Police Proactive Patrol Reminder

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March 2nd, 2017

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Madisonville, KY (March 1, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the ...

Methodist Hospital ranked top 10% in Nation by CareChex

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March 2nd, 2017

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Methodist Hospital ranked top 10% in nation by CareChex® For 2017, Methodist Hospital has been nationally ranked in the top 10% by CareChex® — an information service of Quantros, Inc., ...

Corydon Traffic Signal to be Removed

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March 2nd, 2017

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 1, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to remove a traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 60 (Main Street) and KY 145 (7th Street and Greenlick ...

Traffic ADVISORY – CSX Railroad plans to close a section of KY 109 in the Providence Community of WEBSTER County starting Monday, March 6, 2017.

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February 27th, 2017

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CSX Railroad plans to close a section of KY 109 in the Providence Community of WEBSTER County starting Monday, March 6, 2017. CSX plans to close KY 109/South Broadway for 3 days at milepoint ...

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW – Commentary By State Senator Dorsey Ridley

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February 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT — As our time in Frankfort grows shorter, our work escalates. We passed the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session earlier this week, but there is still much to be done and ...

Dems tap former Kentucky governor to counter Trump speech

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February 24th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have tapped former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to deliver the party’s response to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday ...

Traffic ADVISORY – Speed Limit to Go UP on US 60/Wendell Ford Expressway AroundOwensboro on Thursday, FEB 23

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February 22nd, 2017

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A sign crew plans to change out signs raising the speed limit along US 60/The Wendell Ford Expressway around Owensboro from 55 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour on Thursday, February 23, 2017. ...

HCC to Host Health Careers Fair Friday

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February 22nd, 2017

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(Henderson) KY- Henderson Community College Health Careers Fair is scheduled for Friday, February 24 from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Preston Arts Center, 2660 South Green Street. This event is ...

Traffic ADVISORY – brief northbound lane restriction at the north end of the US 41 Henderson Strip on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

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February 21st, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a brief northbound lane restriction at the north end of the US 41 Henderson Strip on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This daytime lane restriction will run

Local Girls eligible to participate in the Kentucky State Free Throw Challenge.

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February 21st, 2017

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Congratulations to these local winners in the 2017 Knights of Columbus Owensboro Regional Free Throw Challenge which was held Saturday (Feb 18) at St. Romuald School Gym In Hardinsburg, KY: ...

Traffic Advisory for the Henderson 41 Strip Wednesday 02-22-17

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February 21st, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a brief northbound lane restriction at the north end of the US 41 Henderson Strip on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This daytime lane ...

Obituaries 02-21-17

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February 21st, 2017

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Robert Cody Farthing, age 89 of Sturgis died Monday 02/20/17 at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion, Ky. Funeral Service will be 1PM Wednesday 02/22/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Pastor

Fifty-five years after first orbit, Glenn still inspires

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February 20th, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Since Glenn’s death on Dec. 8 at the age of 95, devotees have visited an

Traffic ADVISORY – Southbound Lane Restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on THURSDAY, & Again Over the Weekend.

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February 20th, 2017

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A contractor plans a southbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on THURSDAY, and again over the weekend. On Thursday, February 23rd a contractor plans ...

Pension system’s woes could be worse than previously thought

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February 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s public pension system, which officially faces an $18.1 billion unfunded liability, might be in worse shape than previously thought. The Lexington ...

Legislation to Bring Public Charter Schools to Kentucky Introduced in House

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February 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY – Today, House Education Committee Chair John Carney (District 51), Chair of the House Education Committee introduced HB 520, to bring public charter schools to the Bluegrass State.

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW-Column by State Senator Dorsey Ridley

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February 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT — As we near the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session, the days have become more intense. We are debating issues in committee and on the floor and sending bills on to the House ...

Police Release Identities of Henderson Couple Killed in Domestic Dispute

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February 17th, 2017

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Henderson City Police have released the names of the Henderson couple found dead at their US 60 East apartment complex. According to Police Sgt. Russell Stoner authorities were called to the ...

Officials still hopeful for planned Indiana fertilizer plant

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February 17th, 2017

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(Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com) MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Local officials in southwestern Indiana say they remain confident a proposed fertilizer ...

Obituaries 02-17-17

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February 17th, 2017

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Florence Clements, age 100 of Morganfield died Tuesday 02/14/17 at Breckinridge Place Nursing and Rehab. Funeral Service will be 11AM Friday 02/17/17 at First Baptist Church in Morganfield . Bro ...

Governor Bevin Selects 21 Recreational Trails Projects to Receive $1.3M

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February 16th, 2017

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Federal Grant Funding to Develop and Maintain Trails and Facilities FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) selected 21 Recreational ...

Sen. Ridley’s bill passes out of committee

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February 15th, 2017

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(photo courtesy of Legislative Research Commission) Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson (center), was joined today in testifying on SB 92 before the Senate Transportation Committee by Jeremey ...

Kentucky State Police team to investigate officer shootings

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February 15th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s top law enforcement agency is announcing a team to investigate officer-involved shootings in the state. Kentucky State Police will introduce the new ...

Traffic ALERT – northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges will continue Thursday and into this weekend

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February 15th, 2017

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A northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville will continue on Thursday and into this weekend. A northbound work zone is in place today for guardrail ...

Obituaries 02/14/17

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February 14th, 2017

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Billy Brooks Davis, age 77 of Uniontown died Monday 02/13/17 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Morganfield. Funeral Service will be 1PM Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. ...

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

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February 13th, 2017

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CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election ...

Obituaries 02/13/17

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February 13th, 2017

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Richard “Rick” Byrd, age 60 of Madison, TN, formerly of Henderson, Ky died Thursday 2/9/17 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Funeral Service will be 11AM Tuesday 02/14/17 at

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

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February 13th, 2017

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By Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Dorsey Ridley FRANKFORT —Lawmakers returned to Frankfort this week to reconvene the 2017 Regular Session with plenty of issues on the table. Many of those were ...

Fraud Alert: Counterfeit Bills Appear in Western Kentucky

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February 13th, 2017

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Independence Bank Has Seen Numerous Bills Accepted in Area Markets Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police OWENSBORO, Ky. – Independence Bank and the Kentucky State Police want to warn area ...

Work beginning to repair sinkhole-damaged Corvette

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February 13th, 2017

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky museum says a prized Corvette still covered in dirt and debris from its 2014 fall into a sinkhole has been moved from display to undergo repairs. The National

Museum’s mine tours draw thousands of visitors yearly

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February 13th, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Tours of a replica coal mine at an Owensboro museum are attracting thousands of visitors each year. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2lIayDX) the ...

Kyndle names new existing industry and workforce development manager

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February 13th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky. — A Kentucky native with industrial workforce and training experience has been hired to join the staff of Kyndle. Whitney Risley will serve in the newly created position of manager

A contractor has placed a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville Today.

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February 13th, 2017

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A contractor plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges during daylight hours starting today, Monday, February 13th 2017. This northbound lane restriction is ...

Kentucky DOR Begins Processing Refunds Earlier Than Originally Expected

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February 10th, 2017

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Begins today instead of February 15 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Kentucky taxpayers who have submitted their individual tax returns and are expecting a refund will not have to wait any ...

On Stage presents Music Maker Blues Revue

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February 9th, 2017

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(Henderson) KY – On Stage presents Music Maker Blues Revue on Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm at the Preston Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. With the popular resurgence

Bill advances to make it a hate crime to attack police

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February 9th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it a hate crime to attack law enforcement officers and other first responders. The measure cleared the House ...

Traffic ALERT – NORTHBOUND lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville, TODAY.

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February 9th, 2017

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Traffic ALERT A contractor has placed a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville, TODAY. Northbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging

The Latest: Bevin says tax plan will not be neutral

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February 9th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said some people will have to pay more under a proposal to overhaul the state’s tax code. Bevin said during his annual State of the ...

Commissioner Quarles sends support to Harper’s Country Hams

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February 9th, 2017

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Major Clinton employer a total loss after fire FRANKFORT (February 8, 2017) — Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles today released the following statement on the fire that occurred at Harper’s

Obituaries 02/08/17

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February 9th, 2017

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Janel Owen Pike, age 47 of Sturgis died Tuesday 2/7/17 at her home. Funeral Service will be 10AM Friday 2/10/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Bro Shane O’Guin will officiate. ...

Target date set for new Lake Barkley Bridge arch placement

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February 8th, 2017

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Weather conditions are critical scheduling factor Paducah, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) engineers and the contractor on the new Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton have ...

Crews fight blaze at award-winning country ham business

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February 8th, 2017

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CLINTON, Ky. (AP) — Multiple fire departments are fighting a blaze at an award-winning country ham business in western Kentucky. Media report fire crews were at the scene of Harper’s County

Former Morganfield Chief of Police Makes an Appearance in Union County Circuit Court.

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February 8th, 2017

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Former Morganfield Chief of Police Craig Bolds made an appearance in Union County Circuit Court yesterday. A Public Defender has been appointed for Bolds, since he came to court for his second ...

Obituaries 02/08/17

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February 8th, 2017

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Geraldine “Gerry” Raney, age 81 of Morganfield died Monday 2/6/17 at her home. Funeral service will be 2PM Thursday 2/9/17 at Grace Fellowship Church in Morganfield. Rev Dwight ...

Union County Grand Jury February 2017 Indictments

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February 8th, 2017

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During the February 2017 session, the Union County Grand Jury indicted six individuals on various charges, including the three men suspected of shooting and killing two men in Morganfield on ...

Gov. Bevin hosts 51st annual Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

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February 7th, 2017

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Approximately 1,000 attendees hear inspirational messages from Pat Day and Luke Hancock FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Approximately 1,000 elected officials, community leaders and private ...

Obituaries 02-07-17

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February 7th, 2017

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Agnes Teresa Beaven, age 99 of Morganfield died Monday 2/6/17 at Methodist Hospital Union County in Morganfield. Funeral Service will be 10AM Thursday 2/9/17 at St Agnes Catholic Church in ...

Gov. Bevin to Issue State of the Commonwealth Address

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February 6th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will issue his second State of the Commonwealth Address to members of the Kentucky General Assembly and fellow Kentuckians, Wednesday, ...

Child abuse, neglect up 55 percent in Kentucky since 2012

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February 6th, 2017

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(Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A state agency says the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 ...

2 Fort Campbell soldiers killed, suspect in custody

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February 3rd, 2017

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OAK GROVE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say two Fort Campbell soldiers have been killed and a juvenile injured following a domestic dispute near the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. Kentucky ...

Kentucky State Parks Offering Valentine’s Day Events Across The State

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February 3rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2017) — Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park this year with your special someone! Many parks are offering events and packages in February to help ...

Court: Kentucky must pay relatives who care for foster kids

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February 3rd, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Kentucky must pay relatives who foster a child just like it pays adults who are licensed foster parents. News outlets reported this ...

Kentucky Department of Revenue Taking Extra Measures to Protect Safety of Taxpayer Information

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February 3rd, 2017

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Identity Confirmation Quiz helps safeguard tax return process FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2017) – To help guard against the growing threat of tax fraud and identity theft, the Kentucky ...

Obituaries 2-3-17

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February 3rd, 2017

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Lorene Bennett, age 97 of Morganfield died Wednesday at Breckinridge Place Retirement Community in Morganfield. Funeral service will be 1:00PM Monday 2/6/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in ...

Traffic Deaths on the rise in Kentucky.

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February 3rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2017) – No one is ever prepared to say a final goodbye. There’s a unique sting that accompanies deaths that were seemingly avoidable and unnecessary. Last year in ...

Union County Sheriff Department Arrest Murder Suspect.

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February 3rd, 2017

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According to Union County Sheriff Deputy Jason Thomas on February 2nd, 2017 Union County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from Law-enforcement sources in Georgia of a Murder suspect. Deputies ...

Alleged Shooting Suspects make First Court Appearance in Union County District Court Today

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February 2nd, 2017

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Accused shooting suspects made their first court appearance this morning in Union County District Court via Video appearance. Keyontae McGuire, Clarence Smith III, and Joevionte Simms all were ...

Expect delays on Twin Bridges for next 2-3 Weeks.

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February 2nd, 2017

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Due to a delay caused by an equipment issue, the schedule for work zone lane restrictions on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville have been reworked for the remainder of the ...

Obituaries 02-02-17

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February 2nd, 2017

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Charlina Gossett, age 88 of Morganfield died Tuesday 1-31-17 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. Funeral Service will be 1PM Friday 2-3-17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Rev Ken ...

Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, was joined today by the Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement as he announced Senate Bill 92, a highw…

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February 1st, 2017

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HENDERSON – Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, held a press conference in Henderson today to discuss legislation he has filed that would make driving on Kentucky’s highways safer. Senate Bill 92

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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January 31st, 2017

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Public Health Emphasizes Importance of Preventing Infections to Protect Infants Editor’s Note: A video emphasizing the importance of prevention of birth defects can be found here. FRANKFORT, KY. ...

Sturgis Elementary School Students visits Earle C Clements to pass on Knowledge of the 7 Habits.

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January 31st, 2017

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On January 25, 2017, Earle C. Clements, in conjunction with Sturgis Elementary School (Union County Public Schools), held a leadership training involving students from both educational ...

Union County man arrested for alleged connection to Henderson Burglaries

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January 31st, 2017

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Henderson Police Department released the following information. Detectives with the City of Henderson have been working several different business burglaries located in various locations of the ...

Spring concert series announced for Bluegrass Museum

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January 31st, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced the musicians who will play during their spring benefit concert series. The series begins Feb. 17 with the ...

KDA proposes legislation to help feed the hungry

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January 30th, 2017

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KDA proposes legislation to help feed the hungry Proposals would double tax credit for donated food, strengthen liability protections FRANKFORT (January 30, 2017) — The Kentucky Department of ...

Cardinals lose top 2 picks, must pay Astros $2M for hacking

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January 30th, 2017

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RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has ordered the St. Louis Cardinals to forfeit their top two picks in this year’s amateur draft and pay Houston $2 ...

Kentucky Boys and Girls Basketball AP Prep Polls Released

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January 30th, 2017

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Kentucky Boys and Girls Basketball Prep Polls The Associated Press \ LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school basketball polls, with first-place votes, ...

Second Saturday Hikes Feb. 11 and March 11 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park

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January 30th, 2017

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CADIZ, Ky. – (Jan. 27, 2017) — Lake Barkley State Resort Park has Second Saturday hikes scheduled for February and March that will focus on trees and birds. Join a naturalist at Lake ...

How uncommon is the lack of snow this far into the season?

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January 30th, 2017

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You may be wondering just how uncommon the lack of snow this deep into the winter season is. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah the average snowfall through January 29th in ...

Traffic ADVISORY – Guardrail Project on the Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridges DELAYED One Day

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January 30th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has pushed back plans for a daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson to TUESDAY. Due to snow in central Kentucky, the ...

Traffic Advisory

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January 30th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is ramping up work along US 60 near the Henderson Community College Campus starting Monday, January 30, 2017. The contractor ...

Updated Water over the Road Report for 1/30/17

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January 30th, 2017

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Union County KY 1637 CLOSED due to floodwaters at the Henderson-Union Line north of Uniontown KY 1452 CLOSED due to floodwaters in the Ohio River bottoms KY 667 is CLOSED due to floodwaters from ...

Obituaries 01-30-17

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January 30th, 2017

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Leona Millikan, age 92 of Morganfield died Saturday 1/28/17 at Methodist Hospital Union County in Morganfield. Funeral service will be 11:00AM Tuesday 1/31/17 at Whitsell Funeral Hone in ...

Strong Passwords Are Key to Data Privacy

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January 27th, 2017

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Department of Financial Institutions Offers Password Tips FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2017) – The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is promoting national Data Privacy Day on Saturday,

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Monday & Tuesday, January 30 & 31

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January 27th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Monday & Tuesday, January 30 & 31, 2017. On Monday, ...

KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students

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January 27th, 2017

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Scholarship program includes tuition assistance, summer work and employment upon graduation FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2017) – Continuing one of the Commonwealth’s most attractive ...

Mining Death In Pike County

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January 27th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2017) –– A 42-year-old coal miner was killed Thursday in an accident in an underground Pike County mine. Ray Hatfield, of Hi Hat Ky., a conveyor belt attendant with 23 ...

Obituaries 01-27-17

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January 27th, 2017

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Catherine Rudd McShane,(Kay), 82, died January 25, 2017 at St Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana after a long illness. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30AM, Saturday 12/28/17 at ...

TRAFFIC ALERT – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

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January 27th, 2017

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KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2) Union County KY 667 is OPEN in Ohio River Bottoms* KY 1637 CLOSED due to floodwaters at the Henderson-Union Line north of Uniontown KY 1452 CLOSED due to ...

Skeletal remains identified as missing Fort Campbell soldier

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January 26th, 2017

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found in Tennessee are those of a missing Fort Campbell soldier. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland sent a ...

Henderson Community College Honors President’s Diversity Achievement Award Winner

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January 26th, 2017

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Photo courtesy of the Henderson Community College (Henderson) KY Henderson Community College has conferred the 2017 HCC President’s Diversity Achievement Award on HCC Professor Larry Tutt. The ...

Capito continues as counsel to GOP Senate leader McConnell

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January 26th, 2017

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she will continue to be counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the new Congress. Capito

Unemployment rates down in 119 Kentucky counties in December 2016

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January 26th, 2017

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Only two double-digit rates in the state in December 2016 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2015 and December 2016, but rose

Toyota to add 400 jobs, sink $600M into Indiana SUV factory

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January 25th, 2017

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DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million at a Southern Indiana SUV factory. The announcement Tuesday comes just after President Donald Trump met with CEOs of the ...

Southeast Tourism Society Selects W.C. Handy Blues Festival as a ‘STS Top 20 Event’

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January 25th, 2017

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Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985 ATLANTA, Ga. (January 25, 2017) – The Southeast Tourism Society has named W.C. Handy Blues Festival one of the STS Top 20 ...

The Department of Vehicle Regulation extends hours of operation

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January 25th, 2017

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Offices open until 5:30 p.m. Eastern time to accommodate residents in Central time zone FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2017) – To better serve Kentucky citizens, businesses and governmental agencies ...

Obituaries 1/25/17 (Updated)

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January 25th, 2017

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Caesarrae Rapier, age 33 of Morganfield passed away Friday 1/20/17 at his home. Funeral Services will be 1PM Sat 1/28/17 at Church of God of Prophecy in Sturgis, Ky. Rev Ronnie Burkins will ...

Obituaries 01/25/17

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January 25th, 2017

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Rodney “Bo” Markham, age 72 of Uniontown died Monday 1/23/17 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. Graveside Service will be 1PM Sunday 1/29/17 at Uniontown City Cemetery with ...

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-staff Tuesday in Honor of Fort Campbell Soldier

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January 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, January 24, in honor of 1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper, a

Kentucky AG warns of tax-related identity scams

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January 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As tax season begins, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be on the lookout for tax-related identity fraud. Beshear’s office warns reports of tax ...

Traffic Advisory

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January 24th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans initial brush clearing and utility work along US 60 near the Henderson Community College Campus starting Tuesday, ...

Obituaries 01-24-17

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January 24th, 2017

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George Black, Jr., age 28 of Morganfield died Friday 01-20-17. Funeral Service will be 1PM Friday 1/27/17 at Grace Fellowship Church in Morganfield. Visitation will be 11AM until service time ...

2 Men are Dead and 3 Men are behind bars after a Shooting in Morganfield Friday.

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January 23rd, 2017

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Two men are dead and three are behind bars following a shooting in Morganfield Late Friday Afternoon. Caesarea “Chazzy” Rapier 33 and George Black Jr. 28 both of Morganfield were shot and killed ...

Traffic Advisory

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January 20th, 2017

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KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2) Union County KY 667 Closed between 5.7-11.2 mile post due to floodwaters in Ohio River Bottoms KY 130 has Water Over the Road at the 11 to 12mm- Appropriate

Flood Warning Continues for Portions of the Ohio River

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January 20th, 2017

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…The flood warning continues for portions of the Ohio River affectin areas in Indiana…Kentucky and Illinois… At the Newburgh Dam affecting Spencer…Vanderburgh… ...

Kentucky’s unemployment rate remains at 4.8 percent in December 2016

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January 19th, 2017

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State well below 5.7 percent rate in December 2015 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was unchanged from November 2016 to December

TRAFFIC ALERT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists to be alert for deer attempting to cross US 41 near Audubon State Park at Henderson.

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January 18th, 2017

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The Ohio River at Evansville is expected to crest this weekened at about 38.8 feet. When the river reaches about 40 feet at Evansivlle, deer that normally pass safely under the US 41 Twin Bridges

Methodist Hospital Union County Welcomes New Surgeon and plans Ribbon-cutting Open House Event.

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January 18th, 2017

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Methodist Physician Group welcomes new surgeon; plans ribbon-cutting and open house event Methodist Physician Group invites community members to a ribbon-cutting and open house event for General ...

Obituaries 01/18/17

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January 18th, 2017

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Donald Anderson, age 80 of Uniontown died Monday 1/16/17 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. Funeral Services will be 1PM Friday January 20, 2017 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Traffic ADVISORY – KYTC Closes a section of KY 667 in UNION County during daylight hours TODAY through Friday.

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January 17th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 667 in UNION County during daylight hours TODAY through Friday. KY 667 will be closed to through traffic between the ...

Morganfield Police Department Charged and Arrested Henderson Man on Multiple Charges

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January 16th, 2017

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Morganfield Police Department charged and arrested a Henderson Man for multiple charges Thursday. Robert M Sneed was charged with Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree, Possession of a Firearm by ...

Troopers Seize Approximately ½ Pound of Meth after Arresting Kentucky Man

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January 13th, 2017

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Gibson County – Last night Trooper Hunter Manning received information that Dennis Osborne, 47, of Grand River, KY, was a fugitive and was possibly in the Princeton area driving a white four door

Traffic Advisory

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January 13th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY The freezing rain indicated on radar has only made it south of the Ohio River in Union County and Henderson County. Crews in those counties report pavement surface temperatures ...

Obituaries 01-13-17

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January 13th, 2017

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Joan Omer, age 76 of Henderson formerly of Sturgis died Thursday 1/12/17 at her home. Funeral Service will be 2PM Monday 1/16/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Rev Jim Nicholson will ...

Kentucky Office of Homeland Security accepting grant applications

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January 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 12, 2017) – The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) announced today they will accept applications for the federally-funded 2017 Homeland Security Grant ...

Flu Level Raised to Widespread in Kentucky

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January 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2017) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is raising the influenza (flu) level in the state from ...

Obituaries 1-11-17

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January 11th, 2017

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Etta C. Gough, age 79 of Morganfield died Tuesday 1-10-17 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown at 10:00AM

Obituaries 01-10-17

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January 10th, 2017

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Rose Shouse, age 73 of Morganfield died Monday 1/9/17 at her home. Funeral Service will be 1PM Thursday 1/12/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Rev Terry Hargrove will officiate. ...

Kentucky State Police Employee recognized by Advocacy Groups.

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January 10th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) – A Kentucky State Police employee has been recognized by two advocacy groups for her work on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault victims throughout

Wind Advisory in Effect to 6PM Tonight

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January 10th, 2017

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…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING… * TIMING…SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY. THE WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LAST THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON. * ...

Traffic Advisory in Union County

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January 9th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 667 in UNION County during daylight hours TODAY through Friday. KY 667 will be closed to through traffic ...

Methodist Hospital Union County names Patrick Donahue’s Replacement.

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January 9th, 2017

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Methodist Hospital welcomes new leadership in New Year Henderson, KY – Lynn Renee Steinwachs, a veteran healthcare administrator from Henderson, has been named to succeed Patrick S. Donahue as ...

Various Scams are ever present.

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January 9th, 2017

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Union County Sheriff Deputy Jason Thomas wants to remind everyone that various scams are ever present. They still receive complaints daily. One of which is the IRS scam. Though would be scammers ...

Obituaries 01-09-17

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January 9th, 2017

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Mary Catherine Sottong Lyon, age 84 of Morganfield died Thursday 01/05/17 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Morganfield. Funeral Service will be 10AM Monday 1/9/17 at Sacred Heart ...

Obituaries 01-04-17

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January 4th, 2017

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Craig Kimble Preston, age 60 of Uniontown died Monday 1/2/17 at his home. Funeral Service will be 10AM Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Rev. Thomas Emerson will officiate. ...

Road Crews preparing for Winter Weather Today.

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January 4th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to pre-treat highways across about the northern third of Highway District 2 starting Wednesday morning, January 4, 2017. Crews will be ...

Union County Road Closure Starting Today

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January 3rd, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 667 in UNION County TODAY through Friday. KY 667 will be closed from the intersection with Highland Road at ...

Union County Grand Jury January 2017 Indictment

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January 3rd, 2017

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During the January 2017 session, the Union County Grand Jury indicted one individual on various charges. The individual indicted Tuesday is as follows: Chadwick T. Gibson for Criminal Trespassing

Obituaries 01-03-17

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January 3rd, 2017

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Norman D Felty, age 83 of Morganfield died Monday 1/2/17 at Henderson Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral Services will be 1PM Wednesday 01/04/17 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Rev. ...

Obituaries 1-2-17

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January 2nd, 2017

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Dorothy Wylene Buchanan , age 88 of Morganfield died Saturday 12-31-16 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Morganfield. Funeral Service will be 1PM Monday 1-2-17 at Whitsell ...

Methodist Hospital Union County is Expanding and Relocating Emergency Room.

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December 29th, 2016

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Methodist Hospital Union County to relocate and expand Emergency Room The Methodist Hospital board of directors has approved a $4.9 million project that will primarily focus on the relocation and

Expect Higher Kentucky State Police Presence on roadways during New Year Holiday.

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December 29th, 2016

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December 28, 2016 – As the New Year holiday approaches, the Kentucky State Police will be out in full force to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Post 1 Troopers and Commercial ...

Obituaries 12-29-16

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December 29th, 2016

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Michael Gatewood, age 64 of Henderson died Tuesday 12/27/16 at Methodist Hospital Henderson County. Funeral Services will be 1PM Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Bro Randy Norman

Obituaries 12-28-16

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December 28th, 2016

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James Joe Cepcar, age 70 of Corydon peacefully passed away on Saturday 12-24-16 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. Funeral Services will be 11AM Friday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. ...

Updated Water Over the Road Report for 12-27-16

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December 27th, 2016

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Updated Water Over the Road Report as of 11:45AM Union County KY 492 at 10 mile marker in The Eagle Creek Area is OPEN US 60 at 23 to 24mm HIGH WATER at Edge of Pavement near Union-Henderson Co. ...

Water Over the Road Report for 12-27-16

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December 27th, 2016

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Water Over the Road Report as of 8:45AM Union County KY 492 CLOSED at about the 10 mile marker in The Eagle Creek Area. This is between US 60 and McFall Rd near ...

A Lane Restriction on US 41 North Strip in Henderson starts today.

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December 27th, 2016

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As a reminder, a contractor plans to restrict northbound traffic along the US 41 North Strip at HENDERSON on Tuesday & Wednesday, December 27 & 28, 2016. Keith Todd, Public Information ...

Obituaries 12-27-16

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December 27th, 2016

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Sandy McCaw, age 69 of Sturgis died Saturday 12/24/16 at Methodist Hospital Union County in Morganfield. Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Bro Joey ...

Obituaries 12-21-16

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December 21st, 2016

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Amy D’Anne Navrkal passed away Sunday 12-18-16 in Sturgis, Ky. Funeral Services will be 3pm Friday 12-23-16 at Sturgis Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rev Victor Hassel will officiate. ...

Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 4.8 percent in November 2016

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December 19th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for November 2016 was 4.8 percent from a revised 5.1 percent in October 2016, according to the Office of ...

Obituaries 12-19-16

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December 19th, 2016

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David S Shipley, age 77, of Henderson formerly Sturgis died December 13th. Funeral Services will be at 11AM on Monday at First United Methodist Church in Henderson with Rev. Jim Wofford, Ken ...

Obituaries 12-15-16

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December 15th, 2016

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Darrell Wayne Lovell, 58, of Henderson passes away on Thursday 12-14-16 at his residence. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 1PM with Rev. Ray Buckman and Bro. Alex Lovell officiating at ...

Cabinet for Health and Family Services warn about Salmonella Infections on the rise.

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December 14th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2016) — Over the past few years, outbreaks of Salmonella infections associated with live poultry in backyard flocks have become more common in Kentucky and around the ...

Caseyville to get a New Branch Creek Bridge

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December 14th, 2016

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer, Keith Todd, tell us that Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Engineers are working with a contractor to start to work at quickly as ...

Obituaries 12-14-16

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December 14th, 2016

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Nancy Louise Rhea, age 72 of Morganfield passed away Monday 12/12/16 surrounded by her family at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Funeral Service will be 11AM Thursday at St. Peter Catholic in

Obituaries 12-12-16

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December 12th, 2016

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Lottie Jo Allen, age 84 of Morganfield died Thurs 12/08/16 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral Services will be 1PM Tuesday at Whitsell Funeral home in Sturgis. Rev Wayne ...

Expect delays on Twin Bridges in Henderson

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December 12th, 2016

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According to Keith Todd, Public Information Officer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin ...

Traffic Advisory for Union County

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December 12th, 2016

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Keith Todd, Public Information Officer, for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet states that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed a section of KY 1508 in Union County. Ky 1508 is closed ...

Obituaries 12-09-16

WMSK Staff

December 9th, 2016

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Cathy “Punkin” Courtney, age 50 of Morganfield, Ky died Thurs 12/08/2016 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY. Funeral Services will be 1PM Sunday at Whitsell Funeral Home ...

Union County Grand Jury December 2016 Indictments

WMSK Staff

December 9th, 2016

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During the December 2016 session, the Union County Grand Jury indicted three individuals on various charges. The individuals indicted Tuesday are as follows: Craig A. Bolds for Abuse of Public ...

Former Morganfield Police Chief Arrested.

WMSK Staff

December 8th, 2016

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Late Thursday Morning Former Morganfield Police Chief Craig Bolds was arrested and charged with Abuse of Public Trust, Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition(greater then $500), Theft by ...

Union County Law Enforcement Agencies are now Equipped to handle Accidental Exposures.

WMSK Staff

December 8th, 2016

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Local Enforcement Agencies with Union County received naloxone or “Narcan” through a grant from the Union County ASAP Board, according to Uniontown Chief Police Jeffery Hart. Hart ...

Obituaries 12-08-16

WMSK Staff

December 8th, 2016

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Allen Delaney Freer of Pride passed away peacefully at his home just 16 days shy of his 100th birthday. Funeral Services will be 11am Friday 12/09/16 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Daniel ...

Morganfield Man arrested after Traffic Accident in Uniontown

WMSK Staff

December 7th, 2016

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Uniontown Police Chief Jeff Hart tells WMSK that around 10:40AM this morning Uniontown Police Department drove up on a traffic Accident at 421 Mill Street. A 2005 Ford Pickup Truck driven by ...

Obituaries 12-06-16

WMSK Staff

December 6th, 2016

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Joseph Edward “Joey” Pogue, age 37 of Morganfield, Ky. died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Henderson Ky. Funeral Services will be 1PM Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home In Morganfield. Bro ...

Obituaries 12/01/16

Tammy Hancock

December 1st, 2016

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Funeral announcement

Union County First looking for LUCKY Legacy Leadership Program participants

Tammy Hancock

December 1st, 2016

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Union County First is looking for participants in its LUCKY Legacy Leadership Program.

Department of Revenue Sets 2017-2018 Homestead Exemption

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2016) - The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $37,600 for the 2017 and 2018 tax periods.

Body found in woods in Letcher County

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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ROXANA, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after they say a body was found in the woods in Letcher County.

Name released of man killed in Daviess Co. wreck

Tammy Hancock

December 1st, 2016

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Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones has released the name of the victim killed in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning in Daviess County.

Winter Weather Awareness Week December 1 – 7, 2016

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov 30, 2016) - December 1 – 7, 2016, is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.

Short Intermittent Work Zone Lane Restrictions along the Natcher Parkway in OHIO County starting TODAY

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans intermittent lane restrictions along a section of the Natcher Parkway in OHIO County starting TODAY.

Evansville man charged with two eastside business robberies

Tammy Hancock

December 1st, 2016

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Alleged to have robbed a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Walgreens Pharmacy

Christmas in the Park Opening Friday in Downtown Henderson’s Central Park

Tammy Hancock

December 1st, 2016

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The 31st annual Christmas in the Park celebration in downtown Henderson’s historic Central Park will officially open with the tree lighting ceremony Friday. According to City of Henderson ...

Beshear: Three Hopkinsville Men Sentenced for Sexual Assault of Minor

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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Fourth man to be sentenced March 7

The Latest: Dolly Parton sets up fund for wildfire victims

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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The Latest: Dolly Parton sets up fund for wildfire victims

Kentucky Department of Insurance, NAIC Launch Nationwide Life Insurance Policy Locator Tool

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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Tool’s search capability allows Kentuckians to find and claim lost policies

Some Ky. farmers may be eligible for drought-related aid

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Agriculture officials say farmers in 10 southeastern Kentucky counties may be eligible for federal aid as part of an agricultural disaster declaration due to the drought.

KSP Charges Boyle Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2016

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KSP Charges Boyle Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Sebree attorney among Governor Bevin’s appointments to state boards and commissions

Tammy Hancock

November 30th, 2016

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A Webster County attorney is among Governor Matt Bevin’s appointments to state boards and commissions.

At least 7 injured in school bus crash in Hazard

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2016

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HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Officials say at least seven people have been injured in a school bus crash in Hazard.

4th arrest made in slayings of 2 Louisville teenage brothers

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2016

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 19-year-old man is now the fourth person facing murder charges in the slayings of two teenagers who were tied up and stabbed weeks after investigators believe they ...

One Dead in Two-Vehicle Wreck in Daviess County

Tammy Hancock

November 30th, 2016

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One person is dead after a two-vehicle wreck this morning in Daviess County.

Ohio County Drug Arrest

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2016

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Ohio County Drug Arrest

NBC boss and hit-making producer Grant Tinker dies at age 90

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2016

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NEW YORK (AP) — Grant Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died.

Pat Donahue, Methodist Hospital Union County Vice President/Administrator, announces retirement plans

Tammy Hancock

November 30th, 2016

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After serving as the Administrator of Methodist Hospital Union County since 1986, Patrick “Pat” Donahue has announced he will retire as of December 31, 2016.

Unemployment rate fell in Union Co. between October 2015 and October 2016

Tammy Hancock

November 30th, 2016

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Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties, including Union, between October 2015 and October 2016, rose in 33 and stayed the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of ...

Deadly, destructive wildfires ravage Tennessee tourism town

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2016

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee tourist mecca is emerging from the smoke, charred and vacant.

Morganfield Police Department Arrest Man who Fled on Foot Saturday 05-20-17.

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2017

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In a Press Release from Morganfield Police Department on Saturday May 20,2017 at around 9AM Sergeant Eric McCallister attempted to make contact with an individual after someone reported they ...

Union County Sheriff’s Office Charge Juvenile with Assault in the 1st Degree.

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2017

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Union County Sheriff’s Deputy James Waller reported that on May 19, 2017 at approximately 5:56PM, Union County Sheriff Deputies Steinhoff and Waller responded to a report of Assault that ...

MPD Arrest a Man suspected on Trafficking Marijuana and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2017

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According to Morganfield Police Department on May 18, 2017 at around 11:30PM, Morganfield Police Department’s New Sergeant Eric McCallister made a traffic stop on U.S. 60 in Morganfield. ...

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