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Kentucky to Celebrate 225th Birthday

Kentucky to Celebrate 225th Birthday

WMSK Staff

May 31st, 2017

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Events throughout the Commonwealth scheduled to celebrate anniversary of statehood FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 31, 2017) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism, among others throughout the state, will celebrate Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood on June 1. Additional events will honor the Commonwealth during the course […]

MPD arrest couple on charges of Trafficking Marijuana and Wanton Endangerment

MPD arrest couple on charges of Trafficking Marijuana and Wanton Endangerment

WMSK Staff

May 31st, 2017

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On the Evening of May 30, 2017 Sonja Martin and Dakota Harris was stopped by Lt. Colonel Vos for a Traffic Violation. During the stop Officer Vos detected an odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. Sergeant McCallister responded to assist with a search of […]

Solar Eclipse Business Training Seminar Free to Area Businesses

Solar Eclipse Business Training Seminar Free to Area Businesses

WMSK Staff

May 30th, 2017

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Hopkinsville Solar Eclipse coordinators partner with Christian County Chamber of Commerce to promote preparedness City of Hopkinsville in partnership with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business training seminar on Wednesday, May 31st from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Murray State Regional Campus located […]

Turn Lane Restriction at Henderson Community College starting Wednesday May 31, 2017

Turn Lane Restriction at Henderson Community College starting Wednesday May 31, 2017

WMSK Staff

May 30th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans turn lane restrictions at the US 60/KY 425 Bypass intersection at HENDERSON starting Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The contractor plans to close the US 60 eastbound right turn lane to the KY 425 Henderson Bypass. […]

MPD and UCSO arrest man for Assault 4th Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

MPD and UCSO arrest man for Assault 4th Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

WMSK Staff

May 30th, 2017

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Sergeant McCallister of the Morganfield Police Department and Deputy Heady of the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of E. Lyon for an ongoing domestic disturbance. Larry A. Overfield, 42, was placed under arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st […]

Kentucky funeral services set for ex-MotoGP champion Hayden

Kentucky funeral services set for ex-MotoGP champion Hayden

WMSK Staff

May 28th, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Funeral services have been arranged in Kentucky for motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden, who died in Italy five days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle. The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announced Hayden’s death on May 22. The 35-year-old […]

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

WMSK Staff

May 28th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. Bunning’s death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said Bunning’s […]

Morganfield Elementary School Chooses New Principal.

Morganfield Elementary School Chooses New Principal.

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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In a press release from Brian Lovell Director of Personnel of Union County Public Schools has a announced that a New Principal for Morganfield Elementary School has been chosen. During a special called meeting of the Morganfield Elementary School’s Site Based Decision Making Council this […]

Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Motorists reminded to buckle up, enforcement heightened through Memorial Day HENDERSON, Ky. (May 20, 2017)–Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 through Sunday, June 04, 2017, Kentucky State Police will be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” national seatbelt enforcement campaign. This federal highway safety initiative […]

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky has created a new scholarship for its residents to fill skilled jobs in high demand. The News-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2rFBvhj ) that Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced the Work Ready Scholarship on Wednesday for […]

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY. (May 25, 2017) – Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to warn of a scam targeting Kentucky families and seniors who are seeking to save money on their prescription drugs. Staff at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office […]

Officials seek artifacts to display in bluegrass museum

Officials seek artifacts to display in bluegrass museum

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials are seeking artifacts to display when the International Bluegrass Music Museum opens in a new, larger location next year. A statement from the museum says objects that “inspire the story of bluegrass over the years,” from its beginnings to present […]

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Woodford County remains state’s lowest rate in April 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Unemployment rates rose in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2016 and April 2017, fell in 28 and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment […]

Morganfield Police Department Arrest Man Suspected of Trafficking Marjuana

Morganfield Police Department Arrest Man Suspected of Trafficking Marjuana

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2017

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Union County Dispatch put out an Attempt To Locate call for a Black PT Cruiser with a specific Kentucky License Plate. Deputy Waller with the Union County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle parked in Legion Park in Morganfield Kentucky. Deputy Waller advised Chief Deibler and […]

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of family court judges and adoption attorneys says the best way for Kentucky to improve its struggling child welfare system is to hire more social workers. Two judges and two attorneys told lawmakers Tuesday the lack of enough social […]