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Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May unemployment rate was 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage […]

93 Year Old Union County Resident is Gold Medal Champion

93 Year Old Union County Resident is Gold Medal Champion

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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Elizabeth Brown (93) of Union County participated in Basketball Hotshot during the May 31, 2017, Senior Games in the Park sponsored by GRADD, BB&T, and Daviess County Parks and Recreation. Seniors from across the GRADD region participated in Corn Hole, Football Throw, Basketball Hot Shot, […]

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A powerful Republican lawmaker says a significant number in the GOP-controlled state legislature believe Gov. Matt Bevin’s use of executive orders threatens their independence. Republican state Rep. John Carney is chairman of the House Education Committee. He said Bevin’s recent executive […]

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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Kentucky Ranks 34th in Child Well-being in the U.S. Jeffersontown, KY – Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data […]

Kyndle to honor Nonprofit of the Year as well as volunteers

Kyndle to honor Nonprofit of the Year as well as volunteers

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky. — A charitable organization will receive a grant of at least $1,000 at Kyndle’s 2017 Regional Nonprofit of the Year Awards Breakfast this Thursday. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Preston Arts Center on the Henderson Community College campus. […]

Update – Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign HB 184 Wednesday in Henderson

Update – Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign HB 184 Wednesday in Henderson

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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Measure brings truck weight limits in line with competing states FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will join state and local officials in Henderson on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the recently enacted House Bill 184. This measure increases roadway weight limits for […]

Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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PROVIDENCE, Ky. (AP) — A former police officer in western Kentucky has been charged in federal court with willfully violating the civil rights of a person and filing a false report. A release from the U.S. Department of Justice says former police officer William Dukes […]

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Temperatures are on the rise this week and KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children […]

Union County Sheriff’s Department and Morganfield Police Department arrest man suspected of Drug Trafficking.

Union County Sheriff’s Department and Morganfield Police Department arrest man suspected of Drug Trafficking.

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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On 6/9/2017 at approximately 1643 pm, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Morganfield Police Department responded to 169 Enterprlse Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. Officers were given consent to search the residence. The search revealed a handgun with silencer attached, […]

CPR Training: Cardiac Arrest Survival Depends on It

CPR Training: Cardiac Arrest Survival Depends on It

WMSK Staff

June 9th, 2017

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Mary Kuhlman Kentucky News Connection FRANKFORT, Ky. – Every year more than 350,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest in a location other than a hospital, and for every one of them, survival depends on someone immediately stepping up to administer CPR. According to the American Heart […]

Limited experience noted among coal miners who died

Limited experience noted among coal miners who died

WMSK Staff

June 9th, 2017

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BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say seven U.S. coal miners have died in accidents so far this year, compared with eight deaths all last year, most involving miners with less than one year of experience at that particular mine and that particular job. Tim […]

Kentucky hospitals say drug overdoses constrain resources

Kentucky hospitals say drug overdoses constrain resources

WMSK Staff

June 6th, 2017

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(Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com) OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Amid the opioid epidemic in Kentucky, hospitals say overdoses have strained emergency rooms. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that Kentucky hospital officials say drug overdose cases require intervention and critical care, tying up resources. According to the […]

Morganfeld and Sturgis Chambers of Commerce merge to form Union County Chamber

Morganfeld and Sturgis Chambers of Commerce merge to form Union County Chamber

WMSK Staff

June 5th, 2017

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Two chambers merge to form Union County Chamber of Commerce MORGANFIELD, Ky. — After years of consideration and months of meetings, the Morganfield and Sturgis chambers of commerce have merged to create the new Union County Chamber of Commerce. “We want to have a unified […]

HCC Schedules News Conference

HCC Schedules News Conference

WMSK Staff

June 5th, 2017

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Henderson Community College Introduces Early College Academy Pilot (Henderson) KY- Henderson Community College will host a press conference on Tuesday, June 6th 2017 10:00 AM in the Cyber Café located in the Sullivan Technology Building on the campus of Henderson Community College. Henderson Community College […]

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 3rd

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 3rd

WMSK Staff

June 2nd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Saturday, June 3rd is National Trails Day in Kentucky and across the United States. Hosted and organized by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is a nationally coordinated event to draw attention to trail systems all across the […]