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PSC Approves End to Most Big Rivers DSM Programs

PSC Approves End to Most Big Rivers DSM Programs

WMSK Staff

December 12th, 2018

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Move affects generation-transmission utility and distribution cooperatives FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2018) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the discontinuation of nearly all demand-side management (DSM) programs conducted by Big Rivers Electric Corp. and its member distribution cooperatives. In an order issued […]

Developer to donate $10M to help UK students pay for college

Developer to donate $10M to help UK students pay for college

WMSK Staff

December 12th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky officials say a founder of one of the state’s top development companies has promised to donate $10 million to help some of its students afford college. The Herald-Leader reports school officials on Tuesday announced the donation of developer […]

Kentucky awarded $59.5 million in transportation grants

Kentucky awarded $59.5 million in transportation grants

WMSK Staff

December 11th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Transportation officials say two fiscal courts in Kentucky and a riverport authority will share federal grants totaling $59.5 million for projects to improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement. Officials say the recipients are Calloway County Fiscal Court, […]

Beshear donates $14,000 to atone for tainted contributions

Beshear donates $14,000 to atone for tainted contributions

WMSK Staff

December 11th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general said Monday he has atoned for some tainted contributions to his 2015 campaign by donating more than $14,000 to a government watchdog group — but it’s not clear the group will accept the money. Andy Beshear, who […]

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Reminds Kentuckians to Participate in Health Insurance Open Enrollment by Saturday, Dec. 15

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Reminds Kentuckians to Participate in Health Insurance Open Enrollment by Saturday, Dec. 15

WMSK Staff

December 11th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, KY (Dec. 11, 2018) – The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (KHBE) reminds Kentuckians that Saturday, Dec. 15 is the final day to enroll in health insurance coverage via the federal marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. Kentuckians are encouraged to act now so they are enrolled in […]

GOP won’t commit to seating Democrat in close Kentucky race

GOP won’t commit to seating Democrat in close Kentucky race

WMSK Staff

December 10th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — GOP leaders in Kentucky won’t commit to seating a Democrat who ousted a Republican incumbent by just one vote in a contested election, setting up a potential partisan clash when the legislature convenes next month. Democrat Jim Glenn got 6,319 votes […]

Victims of Gander crash being remembered at ceremony

Victims of Gander crash being remembered at ceremony

WMSK Staff

December 10th, 2018

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell is holding a memorial service for 248 soldiers who were killed 33 years ago in a plane crash. A statement from the U.S. Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line says the service will be held Wednesday at the […]

ATF, firearms industry offer reward of up to $5,000 for information in the ATS Tactical Gear firearms burglary

ATF, firearms industry offer reward of up to $5,000 for information in the ATS Tactical Gear firearms burglary

WMSK Staff

December 10th, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of […]

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

WMSK Staff

December 6th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is in memory and honor of the more than […]

Personalized license plates expire in birth month beginning in January 2019

Personalized license plates expire in birth month beginning in January 2019

WMSK Staff

December 6th, 2018

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House Bill 530 syncs renewal window with standard issue plates FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2018) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced all personalized license plates will transition to a birth month expiration beginning January 2, 2019 to comply with House Bill 530. This legislative […]

Traffic Advisory – Lane Restriction on SB Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridge

Traffic Advisory – Lane Restriction on SB Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridge

WMSK Staff

December 6th, 2018

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Charter Spectrum Cable has a permit for a night work zone lane restriction along the southbound lanes of the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville with work expected to continue through December 21, 2018. This southbound work zone is to allow a Charter […]

Special Weather Statement NWS

WMSK Staff

December 5th, 2018

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…Slick spots possible on the early morning commute… While the heaviest snow shower activity has come to an end, the combination of wet roads from earlier snow and sub-freezing temperatures may create patchy slick spots in the form of black ice on some roadways. This […]

Traffic Advisory from KYTC Dist. 2

WMSK Staff

December 5th, 2018

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KY Highway Snow & Ice Report for District 2 Motorists should be aware that snow squalls that moved across the region overnight have been intense enough in some areas to overcome warm pavement temperatures to create the potential for slick spots. Drivers are advised to […]

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

WMSK Staff

December 4th, 2018

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* WHAT…Snow Showers. Additional snow accumulations mostly less than 1 inch. Isolated amounts around 1 inch possible. * WHERE…Portions of southwest Indiana, western Kentucky and southern Illinois. * WHEN…Until midnight CST tonight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the […]

KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

WMSK Staff

December 4th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky.(Dec. 4, 2018) – With the possibility of wintery weather moving into the Commonwealth this week, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions. “Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures […]