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Hazardous Weather Outlook for Dec. 1st – NWS Paducah

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Dec. 1st – NWS Paducah

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2018

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE…Today and Tonight Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible today. Some storms may be severe with damaging wind gusts and hail. An isolated tornado or two […]

GOP nominates David Osborne as Kentucky’s next House speaker

GOP nominates David Osborne as Kentucky’s next House speaker

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRAKNFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans on Thursday nominated David Osborne to be the next speaker of the state House of Representatives, putting him in charge of a caucus that had been rocked by a sexual harassment scandal but […]

Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

WMSK Staff

November 29th, 2018

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By DYLAN LOVAN , Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Appalachian coal miners and supporters are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease. The excise tax paid by coal companies funds the […]

State releases county unemployment data for October 2018

State releases county unemployment data for October 2018

WMSK Staff

November 29th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2018) – Unemployment rates rose in 76 Kentucky counties between October 2017 and October 2018, fell in 34, and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce […]

Equine, poultry gains lead Kentucky agriculture in 2018

Equine, poultry gains lead Kentucky agriculture in 2018

WMSK Staff

November 29th, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boosted by continued gains in its equine and poultry industries, Kentucky’s farm cash receipts stayed relatively stable this year as higher yields for most crops helped offset lower prices hitting some sectors, agricultural economists said Thursday. The projected cash receipts — […]

Kentucky official downplays concern about new Medicaid rules

Kentucky official downplays concern about new Medicaid rules

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s chief health official has downplayed concerns that thousands of people will lose Medicaid coverage now that the federal government has re-approved new eligibility rules. Last week, the Trump administration gave Kentucky permission to require some of Kentucky’s Medicaid population to […]

Former High School Football Coach Accused of 1980s Child Sex Crimes

Former High School Football Coach Accused of 1980s Child Sex Crimes

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky high school football coach has been accused of committing sex crimes against a child while he was leading the team in the early 1980s. News outlets cite police and court records in Monday reports as saying 69-year-old Thomas […]

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood and platelet donations now

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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Come to give by Dec. 19, receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card in thanks (Nov. 26, 2018) — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during […]

H.E.A.T. (Henderson Entrepreneurial and Technology) Lab to Open A Co-work Space for Individual Entrepreneurs

H.E.A.T. (Henderson Entrepreneurial and Technology) Lab to Open A Co-work Space for Individual Entrepreneurs

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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The HEAT (Henderson Entrepreneurial and Technology) Lab is a co-work space that allows individual entrepreneurs the opportunity to work independently or collaboratively in affordable, shared office space that includes office equipment, internet connectivity and other amenities found in a typical office. The HEAT Lab is […]

Eagle Watch Weekends Available At Kentucky State Parks

Eagle Watch Weekends Available At Kentucky State Parks

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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Trips Available In January, February FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2018) – A unique tradition for more than 40 years, Kentucky State Parks announced dates for its 2019 Eagle Watch Weekends, a chance to observe bald eagles as they gather around the major lakes of western […]

Eddie Humphrey

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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Eddie Humphrey, age 94 of Morganfield, KY died Sunday 11/25/2018 at Colonial Assisted Living in Henderson, KY. He was owner and operator of Sears & Roebuck for many years and also owner of Glad Fencing. He was devoted to his community, giving back at every […]

Eddie Pfingston

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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Eddie Pfingston, age 83 of Morganfield, KY died Saturday Nov 24, 2018 at Redbanks Colonial in Sebree, KY. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Jane Lovell Pfingston and daughter, Julia Ellen Pfingston Parents: Will Pfingston and Arlene Heppler Pfingston Siblings: […]

Beshear Selects Webster & 5 Other Counties for Post-General Election Audits

Beshear Selects Webster & 5 Other Counties for Post-General Election Audits

WMSK Staff

November 26th, 2018

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Counties include Breathitt, Grayson, Greenup, McCreary, Washington, Webster FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced the six Kentucky counties to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the Nov. 6 general election. The counties, randomly […]

Lois E. West

WMSK Staff

November 26th, 2018

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Lois E. West, 84, of Morganfield, Kentucky, formerly of Henderson, Kentucky, passed away at 1:29 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Methodist Hospital Union County. She was a devout Pentecostal and a member of Church of God of Prophecy. Lois loved reading, crossword puzzles, working […]

William Hart “Bill” Goldey

WMSK Staff

November 26th, 2018

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William Hart “Bill” Goldey, 84, of Henderson, Kentucky, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Hospice Lucy Smith King Care Center surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. While playing basketball […]