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Use Caution Around Wild Animals to Avoid Potential Rabies Exposure

Use Caution Around Wild Animals to Avoid Potential Rabies Exposure

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2017

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Public Health Also Emphasizes Importance of Vaccinations for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets FRANKFORT, KY (Jul. 5, 2017) – As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along […]

States cut safety checks as coal dwindles, upsetting critics

States cut safety checks as coal dwindles, upsetting critics

WMSK Staff

June 30th, 2017

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DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching sessions on miners’ safety habits. She knows more than most what is at stake. Her son, Rickey […]

Project Offices Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson

Project Offices Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2017

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Short list of alternatives expected in July Evansville, Ind. (June 27, 2017) – Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Henderson Mayor Steve Austin helped to officially open I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) project offices on their respective sides of the river today. One project office is […]

July 4th Holiday Enforcement Troopers to Focus on Impaired Drivers

July 4th Holiday Enforcement Troopers to Focus on Impaired Drivers

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky (June 27, 2017) — The Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson wants to remind motorists to celebrate this Fourth of July responsibly! “This iconic American holiday is often celebrated with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on […]

Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

WMSK Staff

June 27th, 2017

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Consumers advised to contact law enforcement, ag department to report tampering FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2017) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of tampering on motor fuel pumps as credit card thieves gear up for the Fourth of July and […]

Melissa Polites Named Director of the Year

Melissa Polites Named Director of the Year

WMSK Staff

June 27th, 2017

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The centers in Union County buzz with activities under the direction of Melissa Polites. Some of these activities include the following: • Monthly trips are scheduled for bowling; the seniors go twice a month to Owensboro to bowl with transportation provided. • From spring until […]

Improvements to Waverly City Park celebrated with ribbon-cutting

Improvements to Waverly City Park celebrated with ribbon-cutting

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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WAVERLY, Ky. — When Charlie Willett retired in from his carpet installation business in 2015, he wasn’t sure what lie in store for him. Little did he know that this spring, a big project would present itself: Fixing up the Waverly City Park. The park, […]

Ribbon cutting ceremonies planned on both sides of the river

Ribbon cutting ceremonies planned on both sides of the river

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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Project Offices to Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson Evansville, Ind. (June 26, 2017) – Two ribbon cuttings are planned Tuesday to officially open the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project offices. A project update will also be provided by a project manager. Evansville Ribbon Cutting […]

Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — There will be increased law enforcement monitoring Kentucky waterways this weekend as part of a national campaign to deter impaired boating. A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the initiative called Operation Dry Water will be […]

Man arrested for Fleeing or Evading Police from a Safety Checkpoint in Morganfield.

Man arrested for Fleeing or Evading Police from a Safety Checkpoint in Morganfield.

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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On Friday June 23rd at approximately 10:42PM, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and KSP Post 16 had a Safety Checkpoint at 2091 and the US 60 Bypass. A vehicle driven by a juvenile did not yield at the checkpoint turning onto 2091 toward Morganfield. The […]

Kentucky State Fair looking for entries in 32 categories

Kentucky State Fair looking for entries in 32 categories

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials are seeking entries to compete for cash and blue ribbons in the upcoming Kentucky State Fair. A statement from fair officials encourages submissions from all age groups in any of the 32 categories that will be judged. Some of those […]

Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 74 of the state’s 120 counties between May 2016 and May 2017. The state Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 28 counties during that period and stayed the same in […]

Flash Flood Watch…Heavy rain to continue with the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy…

Flash Flood Watch…Heavy rain to continue with the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy…

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois, Hardin, Massac, and Pope. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, […]

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky: (June 22, 2017) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will be activating its State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) today at 12:00 at a Level 4 activation in support of Tropical Storm Cindy as it moves into Kentucky overnight. Initially, moist air moving in from […]

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

WMSK Staff

June 21st, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area want visitors to be safe while having fun this summer and are offering some suggestions. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Capt. Duane Cameron says following safe habits makes a big […]