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Beshear: Two Graves County Women Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding State Medicaid Program

Beshear: Two Graves County Women Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding State Medicaid Program

WMSK Staff

June 19th, 2019

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Submission and approval of false timesheets resulted in losses to state Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced two Graves County women have been indicted for allegedly submitting and approving false timesheets that defrauded the state Medicaid program. […]

Delayed Kentucky internet project faces new squirrel setback

Delayed Kentucky internet project faces new squirrel setback

WMSK Staff

June 19th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an “abundance” of squirrels have chewed through wiring. The Courier-Journal reports lawmakers in the state’s capitol questioned reports of ravenous squirrels Tuesday, blocking officials in […]

Kyndle Forms Task Force to Review Its Future Structure

Kyndle Forms Task Force to Review Its Future Structure

WMSK Staff

June 18th, 2019

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The KYNDLE Policy Board has formed a special task force to review the organizational components of KYNDLE. The goal of the task force is to help determine the optimal structure for the organization to provide the best return on investment for its stakeholders and members. […]

Ellis Park being sold to Laguna Development Corp.’s Ellis Entertainment

Ellis Park being sold to Laguna Development Corp.’s Ellis Entertainment

WMSK Staff

June 18th, 2019

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (June 18, 2019) – Ellis Entertainment, LLC (Ellis), a subsidiary of Laguna Development Corporation (LDC) based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, confirmed today it has purchased Ellis Park Racetrack in Henderson, Kentucky for $11 million. Current owners, Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group, Saratoga Springs, New […]

Weekend Frozen Meals for Homebound Seniors Project Receives National Recognition

Weekend Frozen Meals for Homebound Seniors Project Receives National Recognition

WMSK Staff

June 18th, 2019

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The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) accepted the 2019 Rural Achievement Award at the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) 53rd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 11th. NARC’s Rural Achievement Awards recognizes excellence in programs and service of regional councils […]

New state laws to take effect June 27th

New state laws to take effect June 27th

WMSK Staff

June 18th, 2019

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FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 session will go into effect on Thursday, June 27. That means law-abiding adults will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, employers will be required to make certain reasonable accommodations […]

New Fishing and Hunting Regulations Proposed

New Fishing and Hunting Regulations Proposed

WMSK Staff

June 18th, 2019

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Recommendations made by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 17, 2019) – The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new steps to make it more convenient for people to obtain their hunter education certification, set elk permit quotas for the 2020-21 season and adopted […]

Lieutenant Governor Hampton Speaks Out on Termination of Deputy Chief of Staff

Lieutenant Governor Hampton Speaks Out on Termination of Deputy Chief of Staff

WMSK Staff

June 18th, 2019

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A Statement from Lieutenant Governor Hampton FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 18, 2019) –  Blake Brickman, Governor Matt Bevin’s Chief of Staff, has admitted he is responsible for the unauthorized personnel action terminating employment of Adrienne Southworth, my Deputy Chief of Staff.  Brickman has clearly overstepped his boundaries.  Every […]

Traffic Alert-Semi crash blocking US60 East at US41A in Henderson

Traffic Alert-Semi crash blocking US60 East at US41A in Henderson

WMSK Staff

June 17th, 2019

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Traffic ALERT An overturned SEMI is blocking one southbound lane of US 60 at the intersection with US 41-Alternate on the south side of Henderson. The truck is being off-loaded.  At some point the intersection will have to be closed to upright the truck. Estimated […]

Corydon Man Arrested for Sex Crime Involving a Minor

Corydon Man Arrested for Sex Crime Involving a Minor

WMSK Staff

June 14th, 2019

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CORYDON, Ky. (June 14, 2019)—Kentucky State Police troopers charged a Henderson County man after allegations he had a sexual relationship with a minor. Ibarra I. Lorenzana, 42 of Corydon was arrested by troopers and charged with One (1) count of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree and […]

Owensboro man wants to stop town’s growing violence

Owensboro man wants to stop town’s growing violence

WMSK Staff

June 14th, 2019

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — An Owensboro man is trying to bring residents together to stop the town’s growing violence. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports , in a year that is not quite half over there have been five homicides within the city and two in the […]

Traffic ALERT – Semi crash blocks portion of KY 56 in Union County

Traffic ALERT – Semi crash blocks portion of KY 56 in Union County

WMSK Staff

June 14th, 2019

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received a report of a SEMI crash blocking KY 56 between the 6 and 7 mile marker in western UNION County. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd says KY 56 is blocked between the Morganfield Bypass and the Shawneetown Bridge due to […]

Union County Man Arrested for Sex Crime Involving a Minor

Union County Man Arrested for Sex Crime Involving a Minor

WMSK Staff

June 14th, 2019

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KSP Arrested Suspect Without Incident STURGIS, Ky. (June 13, 2019)—Kentucky State Police troopers charged a Union County man after allegations he had a sexual relationships with a minor. Kyle R. Edmondson, 32 of Sturgis was arrested by troopers and charged with One (1) count of […]

Senior Games in the Park:  Summer Time Fun

Senior Games in the Park: Summer Time Fun

WMSK Staff

June 14th, 2019

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Senior Games in the Park will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at Baker Park, in Dixon, KY. What says summer fun more than fun outdoor activities? Senior Games in the Park provides the opportunity for individuals age 50 and over, of all fitness levels, […]

Neighbor convicted of assaulting Rand Paul sells his home

Neighbor convicted of assaulting Rand Paul sells his home

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2019

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The neighbor convicted of attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has sold his home next door to the senator. Rene Boucher pleaded guilty last year to assaulting Paul. Paul also won a civil verdict against Boucher for more than $582,000 in […]