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Henderson Police Release Identities of Those Involved in Wednesday Night Fatality Accident

Henderson Police Release Identities of Those Involved in Wednesday Night Fatality Accident

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2018

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Henderson City Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond has issued the following release concerning Wednesday night’s multi-vehicle crash on US 41 North: Involved Person(s): Unit 1 – Driver – Wilber Smith 80YOA Providence, KY Passenger – Claudia Smith 80YOA Providence, KY Passenger – Deborah Newman […]

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Update on Daytime Work Zone Restriction on Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridges

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Update on Daytime Work Zone Restriction on Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridges

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2018

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UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson for FRIDAY & MONDAY: The inspection team working on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville has made good progress on the NORTHBOUND bridge, today. This will allow […]

Kentucky aluminum smelter returning to full production

Kentucky aluminum smelter returning to full production

WMSK Staff

August 22nd, 2018

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HAWESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum producer has begun the return to full production at its smelter in Kentucky, which is planned to open up hundreds of new jobs. Century Aluminum said in a news release the ceremony Wednesday at Hawesville marks the return to […]

Traffic ADVISORY – UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson August 21-24

Traffic ADVISORY – UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson August 21-24

Bill Stephens

August 21st, 2018

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UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson August 21-24 Due to a mechanical issue with the Under Bridge Inspection Vehicle (UBIV), the lane restriction planned for today on the Northbound lanes of the US 41 Twin Bridges […]

Kentucky law enforcement joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

Kentucky law enforcement joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2018

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‘‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ runs Aug. 17-Sept. 3 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) – As the Labor Day weekend approaches, families and friends are making plans to celebrate the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time […]

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff Saturday in Honor of Korean War Serviceman PFC Joe Elmore

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff Saturday in Honor of Korean War Serviceman PFC Joe Elmore

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during the Korean War but whose remains […]

ELLIS PARK ACCREDITED BY NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE,  MAKING KENTUCKY FULLY ACCREDITED AT ALL THOROUGHBRED TRACKS

ELLIS PARK ACCREDITED BY NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE, MAKING KENTUCKY FULLY ACCREDITED AT ALL THOROUGHBRED TRACKS

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday, August 16, 2018) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, bringing the number of active accreditations to 24 racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, including […]

Wickliffe Paper Mill to Reopen,  Employ 500 in West Kentucky

Wickliffe Paper Mill to Reopen, Employ 500 in West Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2018

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Global Win to buy Verso facility in Ballard County for first US operation FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Global Win Wickliffe LLC, a Chinese-owned paper products manufacturer, will reopen the former Verso Corp. mill in west Kentucky’s Ballard County […]

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases July 2018 unemployment report

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases July 2018 unemployment report

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2018) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2018 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2018 was up from the […]

Two Kentucky State Park Golf Courses Closing Temporarily For Green Repairs

Two Kentucky State Park Golf Courses Closing Temporarily For Green Repairs

WMSK Staff

August 15th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2018) – Two Kentucky State Park golf courses in western Kentucky will be temporarily closed to allow for re-seeding of the greens, the Department of Parks announced today. The 18-hole courses at Mineral Mounds State Park near Eddyville and Pennyrile Forest […]

Indiana Man Indicted for Rape After Nine Month Investigation

Indiana Man Indicted for Rape After Nine Month Investigation

WMSK Staff

August 15th, 2018

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The Rape Allegations Occurred in the Early 1980’s MORGANFIELD, Ky. (August 15, 2018)—In November of 2017, Kentucky State Police detectives began an investigation into Rape and Sexual Abuse allegations which occurred in the early 1980’s in Union County, Kentucky. The crime was brought to the […]

LOUISVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH DEALING HEROIN THAT RESULTED IN OVERDOSE DEATH

LOUISVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH DEALING HEROIN THAT RESULTED IN OVERDOSE DEATH

WMSK Staff

August 15th, 2018

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Alleged heroin dealer faces no less than 20 years in federal prison BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Louisville, Kentucky man has been charged with possession and distribution of heroin after a Bowling Green woman died of an overdose, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. […]

Traffic Advisory- Lane Restrictionists on Approach to US 41 NB Bi-State Bridge

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2018

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Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a NORTHBOUND lane restriction near the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson starting at 9:30 a.m., CDT, TODAY. The Henderson County Highway Maintenance Crew has been using a boom mower in the median area to cut grass and […]

GRADD has been awarded $510,340 to fund 38 full-time members in the AmeriCorps Senior Connections program.

GRADD has been awarded $510,340 to fund 38 full-time members in the AmeriCorps Senior Connections program.

WMSK Staff

August 13th, 2018

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Kentucky received nearly $6.7 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 20 programs with more than 900 total members. Most of the programs were funded through an annual grant competition by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages Americans of […]

Interim president named for  Henderson Community College

Interim president named for Henderson Community College

WMSK Staff

August 10th, 2018

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Henderson, Ky. – Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced today the appointment of Dr. Tiffany Evans as interim president of Henderson Community College (HCC). Evans currently is provost and chief academic officer at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC). […]