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Kentucky launches new program for young people transitioning from foster care

Kentucky launches new program for young people transitioning from foster care

Bill Stephens

July 24th, 2020

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Youth Villages’ LifeSet provides help to young people in Lexington and Louisville areas FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 23, 2020) – The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), an agency of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is launching a new program this month to […]

Kentucky Creates Nationally Unique Partnership to Commercialize Tech Innovations

Kentucky Creates Nationally Unique Partnership to Commercialize Tech Innovations

Bill Stephens

July 24th, 2020

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With nearly $1.16 million in funding, Kentucky Commercialization Ventures combines resources from state’s public academic institutions, KSTC and KY Innovation to create tech jobs and startups FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 24, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced today the creation of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV), a new public-private partnership […]

GRDHD Reports 2 New Deaths and 20 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 2 New Deaths and 20 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 24th, 2020

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On Friday, July 24, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 20 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 4 in Daviess County, 8 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 6 in Ohio County, and 1 in Webster County. The reported deaths were both […]

Shawneetown Bridge in Union County to Receive Updated Pier Markings

Shawneetown Bridge in Union County to Receive Updated Pier Markings

Bill Stephens

July 23rd, 2020

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 23, 2020) – Beginning Thursday, a contractor will be updating the pier markings on the Shawneetown Bridge in Union County. Located on KY 56, the work should be completed in approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting. Lane closures will be in place from 9:00 a.m. […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Bill Stephens

July 23rd, 2020

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​​​​​​​Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 23, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the state’s ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “This week we have seen some of our highest number of cases of the […]

GRDHD Reports 2 Deaths and 29 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 2 Deaths and 29 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 23rd, 2020

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On Thursday, July 23, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 29 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 18 in Daviess County, 5 in Henderson County, 4 in Ohio County, 1 in Union County, and 1 in Webster County. The reported deaths were both […]

Gov. Beshear: Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Kentucky Looks to Close Out Fiscal Year 2020 Without Shortfall

Gov. Beshear: Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Kentucky Looks to Close Out Fiscal Year 2020 Without Shortfall

Bill Stephens

July 22nd, 2020

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Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 22, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that the state is looking to close out fiscal year 2020 without a shortfall, despite the continuing challenges presented by efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 […]

The American Heart Association’s Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk goes virtual

The American Heart Association’s Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk goes virtual

Bill Stephens

July 22nd, 2020

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 22, 2020 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is converting its annual Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk to a virtual event on Saturday, Aug. 15. The change will ensure the safety of participants, especially […]

Kentucky plans virtual town hall on reopening schools

Kentucky plans virtual town hall on reopening schools

Bill Stephens

July 22nd, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials plan to hold a virtual town hall on reopening schools. A statement from the Department of Education says the event on Thursday will focus on reviewing the major points of the state’s “Healthy at School” guidance. It is […]

KSP Hosts ‘Cover the Cruiser’ to Support Special Olympics

KSP Hosts ‘Cover the Cruiser’ to Support Special Olympics

Bill Stephens

July 22nd, 2020

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KSP Encourages Public Participation FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 22, 2020) – During the last week of July, Kentucky State Police (KSP) invites the public to ‘Cover the Cruiser’ in support of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY). KSP posts across the state will have cruisers parked at designated locations* […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update as Kentucky ReportsSecond-Highest One-Day Total of COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Beshear Provides Update as Kentucky ReportsSecond-Highest One-Day Total of COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 21st, 2020

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Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 21, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as officials reported the second-highest number of cases in a single day. “Here in Kentucky, […]

GRDHD Reports 21 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 21 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 21st, 2020

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On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 21 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 9 in Daviess County, 9 in Henderson County, 1 in Union County, and 2 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the […]

AAA: Western Kentucky Gas Prices Fall Below Two-Dollar Mark

AAA: Western Kentucky Gas Prices Fall Below Two-Dollar Mark

Bill Stephens

July 21st, 2020

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are five cents cheaper this week at $1.972, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Motorists in the Great Lakes and Central region are seeing gas price fluctuation on the week. With six-cent decreases, Indiana ($2.16), Michigan ($2.19), […]

Kentucky Department for Public Health Issues Advisory for Recent Travelers to States, One U.S. Territory Reporting High Rates of COVID-19

Kentucky Department for Public Health Issues Advisory for Recent Travelers to States, One U.S. Territory Reporting High Rates of COVID-19

Bill Stephens

July 20th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 20, 2020) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) today issued an advisory for Kentuckians who have traveled to states reporting high numbers of COVID-19. The advisory recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who went to any of eight states reporting positive […]

Gov. Beshear: New Actions Required as COVID-19 Case Grow

Gov. Beshear: New Actions Required as COVID-19 Case Grow

Bill Stephens

July 20th, 2020

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Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 20, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on continued efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as the commonwealth faces a significant uptick in new cases. “The virus is spreading out […]