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Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in June 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in June 2017

WMSK Staff

July 20th, 2017

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Rate hovering around 5 percent over last two years FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 20, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The […]

KHSAA makes Kentucky the First State to Require Face Protection in High School Softball

KHSAA makes Kentucky the First State to Require Face Protection in High School Softball

WMSK Staff

July 19th, 2017

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It was a Good Friday and you could feel the excitement because the Holiday weekend was upon us. Many Union Countians crowed in to watch the Union County Bravettes Softball Team take on the Madisonville North Hopkins Lady Marroons in a game dubbed “this is […]

Body Recovered in Rural Henderson County

Body Recovered in Rural Henderson County

WMSK Staff

July 19th, 2017

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UNIONTOWN, Ky. (July 18, 2017)–Kentucky State Police detectives recovered a decomposed body located in a rural area of Henderson County. Authorities with KSP and other area rescue agencies, originated a search for a missing elderly man off Mount Vernon Road just inside Union County, KY. […]

Senator Ridley named to national task force

Senator Ridley named to national task force

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT – Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, has been appointed to a second national committee. The senator has been selected to serve on the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Task Force on Energy Environment and Agriculture. Ridley said that being appointed to the […]

Uptick in Support for Kentucky Environmental Groups

Uptick in Support for Kentucky Environmental Groups

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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Greg Stotelmyer – Kentucky News Connection FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s signature conservation groups are reporting an uptick in membership, fund-raising and volunteerism. The increased engagement comes as President Donald Trump charts an aggressive path toward environmental deregulation, including pulling the U.S. out of the Paris […]

KYEM Holds FEMA Eclipse Tabletop Exercise

KYEM Holds FEMA Eclipse Tabletop Exercise

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY: (July 14, 2017) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) hosted a FEMA Solar Eclipse tabletop exercise on Wednesday at Kentucky Dam Village Conference Center in preparation for the upcoming Solar Eclipse event on August 21, 2017. Over 150 agencies, with 220 participants consisting of […]

Kentucky State Police Arrest Two Men Saturday Night after a Short Foot Pursuit.

Kentucky State Police Arrest Two Men Saturday Night after a Short Foot Pursuit.

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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Sturgis, KY (Union County) – Kentucky State Police was conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on US 60 near the limits of Sturgis Ky. Ryan Looney and his passenger Steven Kelly were stopped at the checkpoint and were asked to pull off to the side of […]

Remember to “Share the Road” with the Motorcycles coming in for the Kentucky Bike Rally.

Remember to “Share the Road” with the Motorcycles coming in for the Kentucky Bike Rally.

WMSK Staff

July 13th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding everyone to be alert for motorcycles rolling into the Kentucky Bike Rally at Sturgis, KY, this week. The rumble of motorcycle engines will be a common sound as thousands of bikers from all over the country travel to and […]

Morganfield Police Department and the Union County Sheriff Office team up to make an Arrest on Man suspected of Cultivating Marijuana.

Morganfield Police Department and the Union County Sheriff Office team up to make an Arrest on Man suspected of Cultivating Marijuana.

WMSK Staff

July 13th, 2017

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A felony traffic stop was executed by the Morganfield Police Department and the Union County Sheriffs Office around 10:54 pm on 07/11/17 in Morganfield Kentucky. Bobby Collins of Morganfield Kentucky was wanted for Burglary 2nd Degree which is a Class C Felony out of Webster […]

Nation’s Secretaries of State Reaffirm States’ Rights in Election Administration

Nation’s Secretaries of State Reaffirm States’ Rights in Election Administration

WMSK Staff

July 11th, 2017

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 11, 2017) – Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Monday led a unanimous group of her colleagues in reaffirming states’ constitutional rights to administer federal, state, and local elections. The members of the National Association of Secretaries of State unanimously passed […]

Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways collaboration to prepare students for technology-based careers

Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways collaboration to prepare students for technology-based careers

WMSK Staff

July 10th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 10, 2017) – A new collaboration among state, education, non-profit, and private sector parties was announced by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today aimed at creating Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways, which are specific courses and educational opportunities designed to prepare […]

Kentucky gets more time to overhaul driver’s license program

Kentucky gets more time to overhaul driver’s license program

WMSK Staff

July 7th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The federal government has given Kentucky more time to overhaul its driver’s license program. The Department of Homeland Security has given Kentucky until Oct. 10 to comply with the federal Real ID act. State officials say they will ask for another […]

Gov. Bevin Urging All Kentuckians to Help Combat Opioids

Gov. Bevin Urging All Kentuckians to Help Combat Opioids

WMSK Staff

July 7th, 2017

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New public awareness campaign highlights resources and treatment FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin is urging all Kentuckians to help beat back the opioid epidemic with a new public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of opioid abuse and offers information on […]

Critical Red Cross blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

Critical Red Cross blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2017

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Give blood or platelets now and help save lives LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 5, 2017) — The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and […]

Henderson Community College Names Eric Kerchner as Preston Arts Center Director

Henderson Community College Names Eric Kerchner as Preston Arts Center Director

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2017

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(Henderson) KY–Henderson Community College is pleased to announce Eric Kerchner as the Preston Arts Center Director. He will begin his role Monday, July 10th. “Eric Kerchner brings strong arts management and community engagement skills to the Preston Arts Center and the region,” said HCC President […]