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State releases annual county unemployment data for 2018

State releases annual county unemployment data for 2018

WMSK Staff

April 22nd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 22, 2019) – Annual unemployment rates decreased in 117 Kentucky counties in 2018 compared to 2017, rose in Monroe and Owen counties and stayed the same in Metcalfe, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and […]

Remember Radon on Earth Day – Test Your Home

Remember Radon on Earth Day – Test Your Home

WMSK Staff

April 22nd, 2019

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Many Areas of State Have High Levels of Radon FRANKFORT, KY. (April 22, 2017) – As part of the Earth Day 2019, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is helping to spread the word about how important the environment is when it comes to […]

Bevin promotes school choice with US education secretary

Bevin promotes school choice with US education secretary

WMSK Staff

April 18th, 2019

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is teaming with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to promote school choice initiatives. DeVos touted a Trump administration proposal during a roundtable discussion Wednesday in Lexington, Kentucky. The proposal would provide federal tax credits for donations made to […]

Indiana Man Arrested for Sex Crimes Involving a Minor

Indiana Man Arrested for Sex Crimes Involving a Minor

WMSK Staff

April 10th, 2019

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Indiana Man Arrested for Sex Crimes Involving a Minor Stepro was Indicted by Hancock County Grand Jury LEWISPORT, Ky. (April 09, 2019)—Kentucky State Police troopers arrest a Boonville Indiana man after a Hancock County KY Grand Jury issued multiple indictment warrants for having a sexual […]

Beshear: Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

Beshear: Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

WMSK Staff

April 9th, 2019

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Families urged to seek care from known and reliable medical professionals FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2019) – Following reports from Kentuckians, Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of medical billing scams targeting families. Louisville residents have reported a suspicious van […]

Beshear: Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

Beshear: Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

WMSK Staff

April 9th, 2019

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Families urged to seek care from known and reliable medical professionals FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2019) – Following reports from Kentuckians, Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of medical billing scams targeting families. Louisville residents have reported a suspicious van […]

Gov. Bevin Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky Counties Impacted by Flooding

Gov. Bevin Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky Counties Impacted by Flooding

WMSK Staff

April 9th, 2019

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Tri-County Region Included in declaration FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin last week sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event in February and March. The system produced […]

Youth basketball coach charged with assaulting referee

Youth basketball coach charged with assaulting referee

WMSK Staff

April 8th, 2019

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan youth basketball coach accused of punching a Kentucky referee, knocking him unconscious, has been charged with assault. News outlets cite a statement from the McCracken County sheriff’s office in Kentucky that says 40-year-old Keyon Menifield of Flint, […]

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

WMSK Staff

April 8th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As hemp enters a new era as a legal agricultural commodity, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he’s willing to offer follow-up legislation to resolve any “glitches” stemming from mistaken identity between the crop and its lookalike, illicit cousin. That […]

ATF Offers Reward of Up to $2,000 for Information on the Automobile Explosion in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

ATF Offers Reward of Up to $2,000 for Information on the Automobile Explosion in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

WMSK Staff

April 8th, 2019

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Bowling Green, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the explosion that occurred in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on April 3, 2019. ATF is offering a reward […]

KYTC drives attention to work zone safety during construction season

KYTC drives attention to work zone safety during construction season

WMSK Staff

April 5th, 2019

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Drivers reminded to slow down, drive distraction free in work zones FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2019) – As warm weather sweeps across the Commonwealth bringing signs of spring, motorists can expect to see orange cones and flashing lights on roadways as construction and maintenance activities […]

Traffic ADVISORY – Update on Rail Crossing Work in Webster & Hopkins Cos.

Traffic ADVISORY – Update on Rail Crossing Work in Webster & Hopkins Cos.

WMSK Staff

April 5th, 2019

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CSX Railroad continues rail crossing work from Providence in Webster County working eastward through Hopkins County to Madisonville. CSX has provided the following rail crossing status report: KY 120 West of Providence is OPEN KY 293/Harmon Street in Providence is OPEN KY 109/Broadway in Providence […]

CARDINALS ACTIVATE JEDD GYORKO FROM INJURED LIST; DREW ROBINSON OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

CARDINALS ACTIVATE JEDD GYORKO FROM INJURED LIST; DREW ROBINSON OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

WMSK Staff

April 5th, 2019

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 5, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s series opener with San Diego, that they have activated infielder Jedd Gyorko (right calf strain) from the 10-day Injured List. The team optioned infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson to Memphis (AAA) to […]

Give blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

Give blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

WMSK Staff

April 5th, 2019

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(April 3, 2019) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this […]

Kentucky group aimed at changing politics dissolves

Kentucky group aimed at changing politics dissolves

WMSK Staff

April 3rd, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky political organization — backed by a pair of prominent names and started amid considerable fanfare — has dissolved quietly more than two years after being formed as a way to promote new ideas and […]