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A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

WMSK Staff

November 16th, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she […]

First 72 On You – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Cold Temps

First 72 On You – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Cold Temps

WMSK Staff

November 16th, 2018

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Increased risks for carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia, foodborne illness, host Facebook Live Discussion FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2018) – As part of the year-long First 72 On You campaign, the Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is […]

State transportation crews ready to respond to winter weather this snow and ice season

State transportation crews ready to respond to winter weather this snow and ice season

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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KYTC snowfighters are responsible for maintaining more than 28,000 miles of road during winter weather events FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Stocked salt supplies, trained maintenance crews and 1,400 plow trucks are ready to respond during this snow and ice season. Approximately 2,000 Kentucky […]

Drive to Survive this Winter Season – AAA

Drive to Survive this Winter Season – AAA

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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Tips and suggestions to help motorists stay safe on slippery roads Winter can put a damper on driving conditions, especially when snow and ice are involved. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 […]

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood and platelet donations

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood and platelet donations

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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Blood drive hosts also needed this winter to stop prolonged shortage LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2018) — The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for […]

NWS Special Weather Statement-Slick Driving Conditions Possible This Morning

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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Light snow will gradually come to an end from west to east across the region through 8 AM. After sunrise, the snow should be limited to the Pennyrile region of west Kentucky, where temperatures are expected to linger just above freezing. While the snow has […]

Kentucky has Fewer Coal Jobs Than When Trump Took Office

Kentucky has Fewer Coal Jobs Than When Trump Took Office

WMSK Staff

November 12th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Despite promises to reinvigorate the coal industry, Kentucky has fewer coal jobs today than when President Donald Trump took office two years ago. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports coal employment averaged 6,550 in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2017 when Trump […]

Western Kentucky University closing dorm to remove mold

Western Kentucky University closing dorm to remove mold

WMSK Staff

November 9th, 2018

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University officials are closing a dorm and moving almost 350 students to other residence halls after finding mold in Minton Hall. University spokesman Bob Skipper told news outlets on Thursday that the building will close on Monday so […]

Close congressional race headlines Kentucky elections

Close congressional race headlines Kentucky elections

WMSK Staff

November 6th, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A tight Kentucky congressional race in a district President Donald Trump won by double digits could be an early indicator whether the U.S. House will shift to Democratic control in the midterm elections. Newcomer Amy McGrath’s challenge of Republican incumbent Andy […]

Music Programming Partnership with University of Evansville, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky

Music Programming Partnership with University of Evansville, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky

WMSK Staff

November 6th, 2018

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Music Programming Partnership with University of Evansville, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky Henderson, KY – The Preston Arts Center is excited to announc a new programming partnership with the University of Evansville, University of Louisville and University of Kentucky music departments. All events will […]

Natural Gas to Cost Less Than a Year Ago

Natural Gas to Cost Less Than a Year Ago

WMSK Staff

November 1st, 2018

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Energy efficiency improvements can help reduce bills, PSC says FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2018) – Kentucky residents who heat their homes with natural gas will see somewhat lower prices at the start of the 2018-2019 heating season than they did a year ago, the Kentucky […]

Traffic Alert -Updated Water Over The Road Report for Dist. 2

Traffic Alert -Updated Water Over The Road Report for Dist. 2

WMSK Staff

November 1st, 2018

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KY Highway Water Over Road Report at 11:30 a.m. (D2) Christian County US 41 South- Water Over Road signs posted along Northbound lanes at 1.9mm Near Christian-Todd Co. Line Caldwell County KY 139 South has High Water signs posted at the 7.5mm Hopkins County KY […]

Traffic Advisory – Heavy Rainfall Overnight Creates Hazards on the Morning Commute

Traffic Advisory – Heavy Rainfall Overnight Creates Hazards on the Morning Commute

WMSK Staff

November 1st, 2018

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While we do not have reports of roadway flooding at specific locations in our District 2 counties, we had several counties with flash flood warnings overnight. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution on the morning commute. As crews have been out checking highways they’ve […]

Open Enrollment at healthcare.gov Begins Nov. 1

Open Enrollment at healthcare.gov Begins Nov. 1

WMSK Staff

October 31st, 2018

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FRANKFORT, KY. (Oct. 30, 2018) – Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace health insurance plans at healthcare.gov starts Thursday. The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (KHBE), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is working to ensure Kentuckians are prepared, informed and have the resources […]

Beshear: Report Election Violations to Attorney General’s Hotline

Beshear: Report Election Violations to Attorney General’s Hotline

WMSK Staff

October 31st, 2018

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Dedicated public webpage to show county-by-county hotline reports FRANKFORT, KY. (Oct. 30, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to call his office’s Election Law Violations Hotline to report violations of Kentucky’s election laws. As voters prepare to head to the polls, Beshear […]