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CARDINALS HOME OPENER POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

CARDINALS HOME OPENER POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

WMSK Staff

April 3rd, 2019

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Thursday’s Game vs. San Diego Moved to Friday at 3:15 PM ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 3, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that their home opener against the San Diego Padres has been postponed until Friday due to the forecasted inclement weather conditions. […]

Controversial University of Kentucky mural to be covered

Controversial University of Kentucky mural to be covered

WMSK Staff

April 3rd, 2019

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has agreed to cover a controversial mural at the school and make other changes after a two-hour meeting with student protesters. News reports say Capilouto met many of the protesters’ demands to help low-income and […]

Traffic ADVISORY – Closure of a section of KY 270 in UNION County TODAY

Traffic ADVISORY – Closure of a section of KY 270 in UNION County TODAY

WMSK Staff

April 3rd, 2019

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 270 in UNION County today, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. KY 270 will be closed during daylight hours at milepoint 4.2 between Sturgis and the KY 130 intersection at Henshaw to allow repairs to a […]

Democrat Drew Curtis withdraws from auditor’s race

Democrat Drew Curtis withdraws from auditor’s race

WMSK Staff

April 2nd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Drew Curtis says he has dropped out of the race for state auditor in Kentucky. Curtis says on social media that “other commitments” prompted his withdrawal from next month’s Democratic primary. Three other Democrats are running for the job — […]

Henderson Community College to Host News Conference

Henderson Community College to Host News Conference

WMSK Staff

April 2nd, 2019

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Henderson, KY –Henderson Community College, Kentucky Skills U and Audubon Kids Zone will host a joint news conference on April 8th at 6:00 PM at Audubon Kids Zone. This press conference will discuss a variety of topics, including GED Plus, the partnership between Kentucky Skills […]

Cardinals Release Opening Day Schedule

Cardinals Release Opening Day Schedule

WMSK Staff

April 2nd, 2019

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OPENING DAY IN ST. LOUIS — APRIL 4, 2019 All 16 Living Members of the Cardinals Hall of Fame Will Attend 2019 Home Opener ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 2, 2019 – A pregame ceremony that welcomes home the 2019 St. Louis Cardinals, honors the club’s […]

Methodist Hospital and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department join forces to promote safe drug disposal

Methodist Hospital and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department join forces to promote safe drug disposal

WMSK Staff

April 2nd, 2019

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Methodist Hospital is partnering with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department to provide drug disposal pouches to the public as part of a unique pilot project to help combat the opioid epidemic. Henderson County is one of four Kentucky counties (also including Floyd, McCracken and Perry […]

Amber alert issued for missing Kentucky teen

Amber alert issued for missing Kentucky teen

WMSK Staff

April 2nd, 2019

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — State police in Kentucky have issued an Amber alert for a teenage girl reported missing from her home. State police say in a news release 16-year-old Lauryn Sizemore of Dawson Springs was last seen early Saturday in her bedroom. The […]

Protesters interrupt McConnell remarks at Kentucky event

Protesters interrupt McConnell remarks at Kentucky event

WMSK Staff

April 1st, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of protesters briefly interrupted remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell while he was hosting a campus event in his Kentucky hometown. Nearly a dozen protesters stood up Monday at an event at McConnell’s alma mater, the University of […]

Gasoline Trends Fueling American Aspirations for Summer Road Trips

Gasoline Trends Fueling American Aspirations for Summer Road Trips

WMSK Staff

April 1st, 2019

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AAA survey finds Americans are more likely to travel if gasoline remains relatively lower With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, cheaper year-over-year gasoline prices are giving more Americans the “fuel” they need to take a road trip. According to AAA’s […]

Ruby Jane Overfield

WMSK Staff

March 29th, 2019

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Ruby Jane Overfield, age 64 of Sturgis, KY died Thursday 3/28/19 at Continuing Care in Madisonville, KY. She was a coal miner at Island Creek Coal Company. She enjoyed puzzles, Bingo and spending time with family especially her grandkids. She was preceded in death by […]

Pensions, taxes and smoking bans in legislature’s final day

Pensions, taxes and smoking bans in legislature’s final day

WMSK Staff

March 29th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM and BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have passed a bill to make one of the country’s most underfunded pension plans even worse, arguing it’s the best of a series of bad options needed to rescue some critical […]

Traffic Stop in Henderson Leads to Foot Pursuit

Traffic Stop in Henderson Leads to Foot Pursuit

WMSK Staff

March 29th, 2019

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HENDERSON, Ky. (March 28, 2019)—A Kentucky State Police trooper patrolling Henderson observed a 2001 GMC Sonoma traveling on Washington Street about 11:30am. The trooper conducted a traffic stop due to the driver not utilizing his seatbelt. According to Public Information Officer Trooper Cory King the […]

State releases county unemployment data for February 2019

State releases county unemployment data for February 2019

WMSK Staff

March 28th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 28, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between February 2018 and February 2019, rose in 7, and stayed the same in 5 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce […]

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police

WMSK Staff

March 28th, 2019

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid. But now, just a few months […]