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Robert A. Washum

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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Robert A. Washum, age 70 was born August 23, 1948 in Paris, TN to Robert & Bertha Washum. He departed this life at 9:55 PM Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at Linda White Hospice House in Evansville, IN. Robert was united in matrimony to Brenda Nesbitt […]

More than 700 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell this month

More than 700 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell this month

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell is expecting more than 700 soldiers to return this month to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The post says 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division soldiers are coming back from a nine-month deployment to […]

Final Week of I-69 Bridge Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

Final Week of I-69 Bridge Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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Comment period ends February 8 Evansville, Ind. (Feb. 4, 2019) – This is the final week for residents to share feedback on the preferred alternatives for the proposed I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) public comment period ends Friday, […]

Traffic UPDATE  – Lane Restriction on NB Bi-State Twin Bridge is OVER

Traffic UPDATE – Lane Restriction on NB Bi-State Twin Bridge is OVER

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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UPDATE: NORTHBOUND Work Zone Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges THIS MORNING Navigational light work is completed. All lanes are now OPEN. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict NORTHBOUND traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville […]

Agnes Regina Vogel

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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Agnes Regina Vogel age 89 of Corydon, Kentucky pass away a her residence Friday, February 01, 2019 peacefully at her home under hospice care. She was a devoted Catholic & member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Waverly, KY. She is married to George Becker […]

Jesse Young

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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Jesse Young age 75 of Marion, KY formerly of Sturgis died Sunday 2/3/2019 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, KY. Jesse was born in Millwood, KY to Alva & Emily Young. He worked at Grayson County Ambulance Service before moving to […]

James R. “Babe” Hopgood

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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James R. “Babe” Hopgood age 97 of Owensboro, KY formerly of Morganfield, KY died Saturday 2/2/2019 at Hospice Heartford House in Owensboro, KY. He was a member of Morganfield First Baptist Church & American Legion Post 48 and AT&T Pioneers. He retired with 40 years […]

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2019

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By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — As the nation’s opioid crisis was deepening, the company that makes a powerful prescription painkiller considered marketing an anti-addiction drug to “an attractive market” of people with addictions, according to allegations in court documents made public Thursday. The […]

One-two punch of winter storms, canceled blood drives straining Red Cross blood supply

One-two punch of winter storms, canceled blood drives straining Red Cross blood supply

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2019

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Red Cross has an emergency need for blood, platelet donors to give now LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) — The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2019

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$20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades CARROLLTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks officials at General Butler State Park to announce the kickoff of phase II of the Commonwealth’s “Refreshing the […]

Higher education forums planned across Kentucky

Higher education forums planned across Kentucky

WMSK Staff

January 31st, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education plans a statewide listening tour. A council statement says President Aaron Thompson wants to talk with students, community members, business representatives and educators about college access, student success, workforce quality and career transitions. […]

Dorothy Dodson Liles

WMSK Staff

January 31st, 2019

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Dorothy Dodson Liles 91, of Robards, KY passed away at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY on Tuesday January 29, 2019. She was retired from the State, having worked and managed for several years in the Henderson Employee Office in Henderson, KY. She […]

Sharon Waddell Fraliex

WMSK Staff

January 31st, 2019

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Sharon Waddell Fraliex age 72 of Benton, KY formally of Sturgis, KY died Tuesday 1/29/2019 at her home in Kevil, KY. She was the owner of Sharon’s House of Flowers. She enjoyed sewing and making dolls. She was a loving mother & wife, who enjoyed […]

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

WMSK Staff

January 30th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Statewide elections in Kentucky were finalized Tuesday as the Secretary of State closed the door on the filing period in one of three states scheduled to elect governors in 2019. Democratic Secretary of State Alison […]

Kentucky gov gets heat for criticizing cold-weather closures

WMSK Staff

January 30th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor is getting some heat for saying school districts are being too “soft” on kids when they cancel classes due to cold weather. Many of Kentucky’s schools closed Wednesday with forecasts predicting wind chills well below zero degrees (negative […]