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Public invited to give input on state foster care system at regional forums March 28-April 18

Public invited to give input on state foster care system at regional forums March 28-April 18

WMSK Staff

March 22nd, 2019

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6 forums being held statewide under House Bill 1 reforms FRANKFORT, Ky., March 22, 2019 – The public is invited to attend any of six regional community forums across the state March 28-April 18 to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in […]

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

WMSK Staff

March 21st, 2019

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By SETH BORENSTEIN and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of […]

Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power

Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power

WMSK Staff

March 21st, 2019

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility plans to rely more on solar power in the future, according to proposals in a draft long-range power plan. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Tennessee Valley Authority expects to produce somewhere between 4 and […]

Evansville Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Evansville Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

WMSK Staff

March 21st, 2019

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KSP Detectives Say the Incident Occurred in Owensboro OWENSBORO, Ky. (March 18, 2019)—Kentucky State Police detectives arrest an Evansville, IN man after authorities were notified he had inappropriate communications and relationship with a minor. Rylee D. Piercefield, 20 of Evansville was arrested and charged with […]

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases February 2019 unemployment report

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases February 2019 unemployment report

WMSK Staff

March 21st, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 21, 2019) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2019 unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for February 2019 was down from the […]

Diane Marie Sheffer

WMSK Staff

March 20th, 2019

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Diane Marie Sheffer age 74, of Uniontown, KY left her earthly family to take her place in Heaven on March 19, 2019. After years of illness, her body’s heart gave out. Her spirit never did. Before she passed she saw and spoke with nearly all […]

West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Spike as National Average Continues to Climb

West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Spike as National Average Continues to Climb

WMSK Staff

March 18th, 2019

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West Central Kentucky motorists are paying an average of 17 cents more at the pump this week at $2.482 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Indiana (+14) and Ohio (+11 cents) saw the largest week-over-week gas price increases of all states […]

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

WMSK Staff

March 18th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen rails against corporate money influencing politics and recalls the pain of seeing his father lose his job as the Democrat takes to the airwaves this weekend to make the case that he should be […]

Donna Crooks departing Kyndle after nearly 7 years  as Vice President of Economic Development

Donna Crooks departing Kyndle after nearly 7 years as Vice President of Economic Development

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY. – Donna Crooks is stepping down after nearly seven years of overseeing the economic development functions of Kyndle. Crooks, who is a native of Henderson county, plans to pursue a new career in commercial and industrial real estate development. During her tenure at […]

John “Jack” Utley, Sr.

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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John “Jack” Utley, Sr, age 72 of Morganfield, KY died Friday 3/15/19 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY. He was a welder and worked for the City of Morganfield. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was preceded in […]

Anna Marjorie Alvey

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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Anna Marjorie Alvey, age 88 of Morganfield, KY died Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY. She was born April 28, 1930 to late Hanley & Philomena Alvey. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 2 brothers […]

Don’t Rely on Luck This St. Patrick’s Day: AAA, KOHS Urge Partygoers to Find a Safe & Sober Ride Home

Don’t Rely on Luck This St. Patrick’s Day: AAA, KOHS Urge Partygoers to Find a Safe & Sober Ride Home

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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This weekend’s St. Patrick’s day will be a time of celebration for many, but when some celebrate a bit too much, there is a danger for the holiday to turn deadly. While AAA East Central and the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) want everyone […]

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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Governor’s Signature Would Make Kentucky 33rd State with All-Offender Ignition Interlock Law FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday passed SB 85, which expands Kentucky’s ignition interlock law to all drunk driving offenders. If signed by Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky will […]

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky legislature agreed Thursday to borrow more money, wrapping up a legislative session that ensures the cash-strapped state will have at least $108 million less per year to spend in the coming decades. Lawmakers approved […]

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2019) – Kentucky State Parks are offering special rates for people who need shelter in the wake of tornadoes and storms in Western Kentucky this week. The rates are available at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort […]