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West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Spike as National Average Continues to Climb

West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Spike as National Average Continues to Climb

WMSK Staff

March 18th, 2019

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West Central Kentucky motorists are paying an average of 17 cents more at the pump this week at $2.482 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Indiana (+14) and Ohio (+11 cents) saw the largest week-over-week gas price increases of all states […]

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

WMSK Staff

March 18th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen rails against corporate money influencing politics and recalls the pain of seeing his father lose his job as the Democrat takes to the airwaves this weekend to make the case that he should be […]

Donna Crooks departing Kyndle after nearly 7 years  as Vice President of Economic Development

Donna Crooks departing Kyndle after nearly 7 years as Vice President of Economic Development

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY. – Donna Crooks is stepping down after nearly seven years of overseeing the economic development functions of Kyndle. Crooks, who is a native of Henderson county, plans to pursue a new career in commercial and industrial real estate development. During her tenure at […]

John “Jack” Utley, Sr.

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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John “Jack” Utley, Sr, age 72 of Morganfield, KY died Friday 3/15/19 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY. He was a welder and worked for the City of Morganfield. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was preceded in […]

Anna Marjorie Alvey

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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Anna Marjorie Alvey, age 88 of Morganfield, KY died Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY. She was born April 28, 1930 to late Hanley & Philomena Alvey. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 2 brothers […]

Don’t Rely on Luck This St. Patrick’s Day: AAA, KOHS Urge Partygoers to Find a Safe & Sober Ride Home

Don’t Rely on Luck This St. Patrick’s Day: AAA, KOHS Urge Partygoers to Find a Safe & Sober Ride Home

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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This weekend’s St. Patrick’s day will be a time of celebration for many, but when some celebrate a bit too much, there is a danger for the holiday to turn deadly. While AAA East Central and the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) want everyone […]

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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Governor’s Signature Would Make Kentucky 33rd State with All-Offender Ignition Interlock Law FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday passed SB 85, which expands Kentucky’s ignition interlock law to all drunk driving offenders. If signed by Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky will […]

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky legislature agreed Thursday to borrow more money, wrapping up a legislative session that ensures the cash-strapped state will have at least $108 million less per year to spend in the coming decades. Lawmakers approved […]

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2019) – Kentucky State Parks are offering special rates for people who need shelter in the wake of tornadoes and storms in Western Kentucky this week. The rates are available at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort […]

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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Henderson posts one of the lowest rates in the state despite slight increase. FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 37 Kentucky counties between January 2018 and January 2019, rose in 72, and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the […]

Bernard Gerald Greenwell

WMSK Staff

March 14th, 2019

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Bernard Gerald Greenwell, age 83 of Uniontown Ky, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 13, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson KY. He was born December 26, 1935, to the late William Sylvester and Mary Regina Clements Greenwell. He was a 1954 graduate of St. Vincent Academy. […]

Ground breaking ceremony for new Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield planned for March 21

Ground breaking ceremony for new Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield planned for March 21

WMSK Staff

March 14th, 2019

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At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, Methodist Hospital in Morganfield, located at 4604 US Highway 60 West, will hold a ground breaking ceremony for its new Emergency Department. The nearly $5 million project will primarily focus on the relocation and expansion of the original […]

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

WMSK Staff

March 14th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Over the next three decades, Kentucky owes roughly 35,000 state workers more than $15 billion in pension benefits. But it has a little more than $2 billion to make those payments. That’s less than 13 percent […]

Linda Vaughn Holeman

WMSK Staff

March 13th, 2019

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Linda (Vaughn) Holeman, age 67 of Leitchfield, KY passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Union County KY on May 25, 1951 daughter of Gilbert C. and Dixie (Yates) Vaughn. She was married to Larry Holeman […]

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

WMSK Staff

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would force some school districts to address tobacco use on campus. Lawmakers approved House Bill 11 by a vote of 85-11 on Tuesday. It would ban the use of all tobacco […]