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Ky. State Police Needs Votes

Ky. State Police Needs Votes

WMSK Staff

August 4th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 4, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018. In anticipation of this milestone, the agency is seeking the support from Kentucky citizens for a special project to recognize its long service to the Commonwealth. KSP […]

COAL DEATHS INCREASE

COAL DEATHS INCREASE

WMSK Staff

August 3rd, 2017

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Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to […]

Capital Plaza Tower Office Furnishings Up for Sale

WMSK Staff

August 2nd, 2017

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Spot bid sale for all kinds of items on Aug. 9 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2017) – Anyone or any organization in need of desks, filing cabinets, chairs or other office furnishings, won’t want to miss the Division of Surplus Properties’ huge spot-bid sale on […]

Union County Grand Jury August 2017 Indictments

Union County Grand Jury August 2017 Indictments

WMSK Staff

August 2nd, 2017

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During the August 2017 session, the Union County Grand Jury indicted eight individuals on various charges. The individuals indicted Tuesday are as follows: David R. Brightman; Trafficking in Controlled Substance <2GMS (Methamphetamine), First Degree, First Offense. Bobby Gene Collins; Convicted Felon in Possession of a […]

Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky

Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A retired fighter pilot says she will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in Kentucky’s 6th District. Amy McGrath announced her candidacy on Tuesday with an online video touting her military career. She’s one of several of military veterans across the […]

Inmate Escapes From Ohio County Jail

Inmate Escapes From Ohio County Jail

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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McKenney Escaped Through a Faulty Magnetic Door EDITOR’S NOTE: Digital Images Included HARTFORD, Ky. (July 30, 2017) – Kentucky State Police troopers were notified by officials at the Ohio County Detention Center of an escaped inmate. The preliminary investigation reveals 48 year-old Arnold Ray McKenney […]

Kentucky’s worst-ever mine disaster to be remembered Friday in Clay

Kentucky’s worst-ever mine disaster to be remembered Friday in Clay

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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CLAY, Kentucky — The 100th anniversary of the worst coal-mining accident in Kentucky’s history will be solemnly commemorated at a ceremony this Friday evening in Webster County. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1917, 153 men and teenage boys were proceeding to their work […]

‘Ag Tag’ Donations Soared to Nearly $630,000 in 2017, Shattering Previous Records

‘Ag Tag’ Donations Soared to Nearly $630,000 in 2017, Shattering Previous Records

WMSK Staff

July 31st, 2017

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Commissioner Quarles Praises ‘Giving Spirit’ of Kentucky Farmers FRANKFORT (July 31, 2017) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated […]

Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers  At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

WMSK Staff

July 25th, 2017

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KSP announces top Trooper, Detective, CVE Officer and other awards LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) – Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, […]

Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

WMSK Staff

July 25th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 25, 2017) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to […]

Physicians graduate from Methodist Hospital’s residency program

WMSK Staff

July 24th, 2017

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Three physicians have completed a three year Osteopathic Family Practice Program at Methodist Hospital. The graduates are Katie Gilliam, DO, Cole Phelps, DO, and Michael Roof, DO. Established in 2003, the Methodist Hospital Osteopathic Family Practice Program is a partnership with the University of Pikeville […]

.EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY…

WMSK Staff

July 22nd, 2017

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT Sunday. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect. * TIMING…through Sunday evening. * HEAT INDEX VALUES…Peak heat indices will be around 110 degrees this […]

UofL pathology chair: McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

UofL pathology chair: McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

WMSK Staff

July 21st, 2017

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Personalized medicine with emphasis on genetics holds key to treatment options LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sen. John McCain’s glioblastoma diagnosis is bleak, but not hopeless, said Eyas Hattab, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the A.J. Miller Endowed Chair in Pathology […]

KY Transportation Cabinet urges local residents to prepare for influx of visitors for Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

KY Transportation Cabinet urges local residents to prepare for influx of visitors for Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

WMSK Staff

July 21st, 2017

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PADUCAH, Ky. (July 21, 2017) – Residents of 10 Kentucky counties are on the verge of experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event in their backyard with up to half a million visitors joining them as spectators. A total solar eclipse will sweep across 14 states, including […]

Short List of Corridors for I-69 Ohio River Crossing

WMSK Staff

July 20th, 2017

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Screening Process Summary Map Three corridors are moving forward for further evaluation Henderson, Ky. (July 20, 2017) – The I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) Project Team has identified a short list of corridors for the possible location of a new I-69 bridge. After completing […]