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Junior Achievement Working to Alleviate Students’ Top Concerns About Their Future

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2020

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Owensboro, KY – Junior Achievement (JA) is working to inspire and prepare students for their futures, even as a new survey from JA by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that many teens are concerned about their future, given the current state of the world. The top […]

Red Cross encourages donations to keep robust blood supply as pandemic continues

Red Cross encourages donations to keep robust blood supply as pandemic continues

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2020

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Spike in COVID-19 cases has led to emergency plasma shortage $5 Amazon.com Gift Cards offered to thank all blood donors who come to give (July 28, 2020) — Right now, the American Red Cross has an emergency shortage of convalescent plasma, a potentially lifesaving treatment […]

GRDHD Reports 1 Death and 17 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 1 Death and 17 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2020

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On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 11 in Daviess County, 4 in Henderson County, 1 in Ohio County, and 1 in Webster County. The person who died was an Ohio County resident. […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2020

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Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “We are at war with this virus. It has come to take the […]

Kentucky making election plans amid ongoing virus outbreak

Kentucky making election plans amid ongoing virus outbreak

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican secretary of state says he’ll press to make more polling places available and count ballots faster in the November general election than in last month’s primary. Secretary of State Michael Adams said Tuesday he hopes to make recommendations to […]

Kentucky criminal jury trials may resume next week

Kentucky criminal jury trials may resume next week

Bill Stephens

July 28th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court says criminal jury trials may resume next week, but civil jury trials are still a couple of months away. The court also said in an administrative order that attorneys, jurors, parties, witnesses, members of the public and […]

GRDHD Reports 34 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 34 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 28th, 2020

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One of the highest numbers of new daily cases reported so far during the ongoing pandemic. On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 34 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 9 in Daviess County, 10 in Henderson County, 1 in […]

Lane Restriction for U.S. 60 in Union County

Lane Restriction for U.S. 60 in Union County

Bill Stephens

July 28th, 2020

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Motorists can expect lane restrictions for two weeks MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 28, 2020) – Beginning today motorists can expect a lane restriction on U.S. 60 in Union County from 24.9 – 25.4 MP. Contractors will be adding earth embankment and installing guard rail to the inside of the […]

Gov. Beshear Announces New Actions to Fight COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Announces New Actions to Fight COVID-19

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2020

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Moves follow advice from White House and devastating problems seen in some Southern states Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 27, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced several new measures to stem the rising number of cases of the […]

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles sounds alarm on unsolicited foreign seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles sounds alarm on unsolicited foreign seeds

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2020

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Those receiving unsolicited seeds with Chinese writing should contact the KDA FRANKFORT (July 27, 2020) – Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is sounding the alarm about reports of foreign seeds being shipped unsolicited to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Kentucky is the fourth state known to receive […]

Lane Closure for I-69 in Webster County Tue – Wed for Repairs

Lane Closure for I-69 in Webster County Tue – Wed for Repairs

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2020

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 27, 2020) – A southbound lane closure in Webster County on I-69 will be in place on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m each day. The lane closure will be between mile markers 126-127 and is necessary for repairs from damage that […]

AAA: Small Rise at the Pump in KY; National Average Moves Downward

AAA: Small Rise at the Pump in KY; National Average Moves Downward

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2020

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are a penny higher this week at $1.987, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Motorists in the Great Lakes and Central states are seeing savings at the pump on the week. With a decrease of as much […]

Mowing Season in Full Swing at District 2

Mowing Season in Full Swing at District 2

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2020

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 27, 2020) – Mowing season along Kentucky state highways is fully underway and crews in the District 2 area are moving between counties. State forces and contract crews will be mowing roadsides and addressing litter removal.  KYTC officials ask Kentuckians to do their part […]

HCC 2020 nursing cohort hits perfect score in licensure exam

HCC 2020 nursing cohort hits perfect score in licensure exam

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2020

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Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) is proud to announce its 2020 nursing cohort achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination—Registered Nurse, more commonly known as the NCLEX-RN. HCC Nursing Program Director Dr. Lori Donahoo said many nursing schools were worried […]

GRDHD Reports 29 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 29 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2020

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On Monday, July 27, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 29 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 14 in Daviess County, 1 in Hancock County, 10 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 2 in Union County, and 1 in Webster County. The […]