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DEA Holds National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to Turn the Tide Against the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Bill Stephens

October 20th, 2021

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On Oct. 23, DEA encourages Americans to safely dispose of unneeded medications that too often become a gateway to addiction LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to […]

Gov. Beshear Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Gen. Colin Powell

Bill Stephens

October 19th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021) – In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, Oct. 22, in honor of Gen. Colin Powell, who died Monday. At the pinnacle […]

Gov. Beshear Provides COVID-19 Update

Bill Stephens

October 19th, 2021

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COVID-19 cases, positivity rate declining as more Kentuckians receive vaccination FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021) – Following meetings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), provided updates […]

Commissioner praises contributions of female farmers ahead of Kentucky Women in Agriculture Day

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2021

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Number of female farmers rose in 2017 USDA Ag Census Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles spoke at the annual Kentucky Women in Agriculture (KWIA) annual conference in Lexington today, a day before the state officially celebrates “Kentucky Women in Agriculture Day,” on Tuesday, Oct. […]

Get Earthquake Ready: Join the Annual Shakeout Drill on Oct. 21

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2021

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CHICAGO – The annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. local time and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 office wants everyone to  Drop, Cover and Hold On, while learning the important steps to stay safe during an earthquake.  […]

Gov. Beshear, Advocates Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2021

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Pat Byron honored on 25th anniversary of victim notification system FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined advocates at the state Capitol to proclaim Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Kentucky, and he urged Kentuckians to speak out and take a stand against the crime. […]

ATF ANNOUNCES AWARD FOR INFORMATION

Bill Stephens

October 15th, 2021

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft […]

Red Cross enters third week of emergency blood shortage

Bill Stephens

October 12th, 2021

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Donations needed now to help those battling cancer and other serious conditions INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 11, 2021)–The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years. […]

AAA: Gas Prices Soar in Western Kentucky; Crude Tops $80 per Barrel

Bill Stephens

October 11th, 2021

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are 19 cents higher this week at $3.052, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average $3.052Average price during the week of October 4, 2021 $2.866Average price during the week of […]

KENERGY MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY BACK IN 2021

Bill Stephens

October 8th, 2021

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Kenergy is welcoming back Member Appreciation Day on Thursday, October 14th from 11:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Members can visit the location closest to them and receive a free lunch, freebucket and LED light bulbs (while supplies last), and a chance to win a $250 gift […]

Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians Can Work Together to Save Lives on Roadways

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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Operation Crash Reduction runs Oct. 8-11 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2021) – Kentucky is promoting Operation Crash Reduction (OCR) to help drivers and passengers remember the importance of seat belt use and other safe driving practices. Law enforcement will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign, emphasizing seat belt […]

GRDHD Reports 402 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 5 COVID-19 Related Deaths – All Counties Continue as Areas of High Transmission

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 402 newconfirmed COVID-19 cases with 182 in Daviess County, 8 in Hancock County, 105 in Henderson County,12 in McLean County, 45 in Ohio County, 21 in Union County, and 29 in Webster […]

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Issues ‘Antler Alert’

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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October through December peak season for collisions involving deer, other wildlife FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is issuing an “Antler Alert” to remind motorists that it’s peak season for highway collisions involving deer and other wildlife on the move. “Shorter days […]

Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 Cases Declining as More Kentuckians Get Vaccinated

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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Governor updates Kentuckians on kynect state-based exchange, essential worker ‘hero bonuses’ FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said weekly COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates, as well as COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admittances, ventilator uses and orders for monoclonal antibody treatments in the commonwealth, are declining […]

Beshear urges bonuses for essential workers during pandemic

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear is recommending that Kentucky use $400 million in federal pandemic relief aid to provide bonuses next year. It would be aimed at health care workers and others who worked on the front lines providing essential services during the […]