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Traffic ADVISORY – ALERT: US 41 CLOSED by Sinkhole at KY 112 Intersection in EARLINGTON

Traffic ADVISORY – ALERT: US 41 CLOSED by Sinkhole at KY 112 Intersection in EARLINGTON

WMSK Staff

September 19th, 2018

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US 41 is blocked at the intersection of KY 112 in EARLINGTON due to a sinkhole in the intersection. The roadway at this site along US 41 at the 12 mile marker in Hopkins County has been closes since about 12:30 p.m., CDT. A KYTC […]

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

WMSK Staff

September 19th, 2018

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Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, as a member of REV-UP Kentucky announces list of non-partisan voter registration booths FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 19, 2018) – National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, as a member of REV-UP Kentucky (a non-partisan, cross-disability […]

Surveys and Field Work Continuing for I-69 Crossing Preferred alternative expected this fall

Surveys and Field Work Continuing for I-69 Crossing Preferred alternative expected this fall

WMSK Staff

September 18th, 2018

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Evansville, Ind. (Sept. 18, 2018) – The I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) Project Team is conducting additional survey and field work as the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) move closer to identifying a preferred alternative and publishing the […]

Traffic ADVISORY – Paving along KY 370 & KY 120 in WEBSTER County starting THIS WEEK

Traffic ADVISORY – Paving along KY 370 & KY 120 in WEBSTER County starting THIS WEEK

WMSK Staff

September 18th, 2018

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans paving along a sections of KY 370 and KY 120 in WEBSTER County THIS WEEK. Paving along KY 370 runs from the KY 147 intersection at milepoint 1.440 Extending eastward to the JZ Shelton Road intersection at […]

Glenna Fay Graham

WMSK Staff

September 18th, 2018

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Glenna Fay Graham age 77 of Sturgis, KY died Sunday September 16, 2018 at Methodist Hospital Union County in Morganfield, KY. She was a homemaker and loving mother. She is preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Franklin Graham, her parents John R & Ina […]

First Lady Holds Foster Care/Adoption Community Engagement Event in Daviess County

First Lady Holds Foster Care/Adoption Community Engagement Event in Daviess County

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2018

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New initiative helps empower local faith-based, community and government groups to support vulnerable children and families FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2018) – First Lady Glenna Bevin today visited Owensboro for a community engagement event aimed at empowering local faith-based, community and government groups to support […]

Search begins for new Henderson Community College president

Search begins for new Henderson Community College president

WMSK Staff

September 17th, 2018

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Henderson, Ky. – Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced today the national search has begun for a new president for Henderson Community College (HCC). Box and HCC Board Chair Cass Wilson appointed a screening committee that Wilson will lead. […]

Personnel Board votes to investigate Grimes

Personnel Board votes to investigate Grimes

WMSK Staff

September 14th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Personnel Board has voted to investigate Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ use of the state’s voter registration database. Kentucky State Board of Elections Executive Director Jared Dearing asked the board to investigate. He said Grimes and her office […]

Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson welcomes Captain Brenton L. Ford as its new post commander.

Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson welcomes Captain Brenton L. Ford as its new post commander.

WMSK Staff

September 14th, 2018

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Daviess County Native Appointed Post Commander HENDERSON, Ky. (September 14, 2018)–Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson welcomes Captain Brenton L. Ford as its new post commander. Captain Ford is a 19-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police and has been previously assigned to Morehead, Henderson, Bowling […]

Kentucky State Resort Parks Offering Discounted Rate for East Coast Residents Seeking Shelter from Hurricane

Kentucky State Resort Parks Offering Discounted Rate for East Coast Residents Seeking Shelter from Hurricane

WMSK Staff

September 11th, 2018

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Adverse weather rates available at all resort parks through Sept. 30 FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 11, 2018) – Kentucky State Resort Parks are offering a discounted rate of $49.95/night on lodge rooms to residents of any East Coast state seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence. The rate […]

Traffic Advisory – Closure on KY 758 between Pride and Morganfield in UNION County on Thursday, Sept 13th

Traffic Advisory – Closure on KY 758 between Pride and Morganfield in UNION County on Thursday, Sept 13th

WMSK Staff

September 11th, 2018

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Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close KY 758 betweeb Pride and Morganfield in UNION County on Thursday, September 13, 2018. KY 758 will be closed at the 8.2 mile marker to allow a cross drain to be replaced. This is along Ky […]

KYTC issues emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane Florence

KYTC issues emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane Florence

WMSK Staff

September 11th, 2018

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Declaration waives certain commercial motor carrier regulations for operators providing relief to affected areas FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2018) – In anticipation of Hurricane Florence and its potential to cause damage to the southeastern United States, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has waived certain […]

Local Rescue Squad Assists With Search for Missing Boater

Local Rescue Squad Assists With Search for Missing Boater

WMSK Staff

September 10th, 2018

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Members of the Henderson City – County Rescue squad are back on the Ohio River for a second day assisting in the search for a missing Owensboro man. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says that a boat carrying two men […]

First 72 On You – Family Preparedness

First 72 On You – Family Preparedness

Bill Stephens

September 10th, 2018

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Week 2 of awareness campaign focuses on preparing families for disasters FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2018) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched First 72 On You information campaign during the month of […]

Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes

Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes

WMSK Staff

September 10th, 2018

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A suspected tornado touched down just East of Henderson and caused moderate to severe damage to three homes in Daviess County. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the suspected tornado moved through western Daviess County, near Stanley, on Saturday afternoon as the storm […]