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Judge rejects suit’s claim that AG candidate isn’t qualified

Judge rejects suit’s claim that AG candidate isn’t qualified

Bill Stephens

October 10th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Louisville has declared the Republican candidate for Kentucky Attorney General has the necessary law credentials to run for that office. Louisville resident Joseph Jackson filed a lawsuit seeking to remove GOP nominee Daniel Cameron from the ballot. The […]

Drivers alerted to start of deer-car collision season

Drivers alerted to start of deer-car collision season

Bill Stephens

October 9th, 2019

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Half of all deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a motorist alert for the start of fall deer-vehicle collision season. In a recent ranking, Kentucky was 15th in the nation for collisions […]

Transportation Cabinet awards $220,401 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements to the cities of Morganfield and Uniontown

Transportation Cabinet awards $220,401 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements to the cities of Morganfield and Uniontown

Bill Stephens

October 8th, 2019

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Resurfacing repairs to be made to ten roadways MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2019) – During a visit to the Union County Courthouse today, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced discretionary fund awards totaling $220,4001 for vital […]

Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting cancer

Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting cancer

Bill Stephens

October 8th, 2019

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2019) — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer. Breast cancer is the second […]

Kentucky releases new school accountability report

Kentucky releases new school accountability report

Bill Stephens

October 1st, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new school accountability system has awarded the highest five-star rating to 56 schools, while 89 schools lag at the other end of the scale with the lowest score. The vast majority of public schools fall […]

Fall Wildfire Hazard Season Begins Today October 1st

Fall Wildfire Hazard Season Begins Today October 1st

Bill Stephens

October 1st, 2019

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Many local burn bans in place FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2019) – Today, October 1st, is the start of the Fall Wildfire Hazard Season, bringing burning restrictions to communities not already under a local burn ban. The Commonwealth’s 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Burning Law (KRS149.400) prohibits […]

KSP Targeting High Crash Zones For Aggressive Drivers

KSP Targeting High Crash Zones For Aggressive Drivers

Bill Stephens

October 1st, 2019

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Frankfort, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2019)— The KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division announced the start of a two-week enforcement blitz targeting aggressive driving behaviors. The Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks campaign, (TACT) begins October 1, 2019 and focuses on violations by motorists (both passenger car and commercial vehicle) who […]

CARDINALS ANNOUNCE POSTSEASON TICKET DETAILS FOR NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

CARDINALS ANNOUNCE POSTSEASON TICKET DETAILS FOR NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Bill Stephens

September 30th, 2019

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Tickets for Four Potential NLCS Home Games on Sale Wednesday at Noon ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 30, 2019 – As St. Louis gears up for a Division Series matchup with the Atlanta Braves, tickets for potential National League Championship Series games will go on sale […]

September 30th to October 4th 2019 is Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week for our region – NWS

September 30th to October 4th 2019 is Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week for our region – NWS

Bill Stephens

September 30th, 2019

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Fall brings an increase in the risk of severe thunderstorms for our region according to the National Weather Service in Paducah. Tornadoes, large hail, flash floods and damaging thunderstorm winds are generally a greater risk for our region in October and November than any time […]

LINDA E. WHITE NAMED CEO OF METHODIST HEALTH

LINDA E. WHITE NAMED CEO OF METHODIST HEALTH

Bill Stephens

September 20th, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY – Today, the Board of Directors of Methodist Health appointed Linda E. White as the new CEO of Methodist Health, effective October 1, 2019. Current Methodist Health President & CEO Benny Nolen will serve as both Assistant CEO at Methodist Health, and CEO […]

Kentucky unemployment rate rises slightly in August

Kentucky unemployment rate rises slightly in August

Bill Stephens

September 20th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.4% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.3% rate in July. Last month’s rate […]

CARDINALS ANNOUNCE POSTSEASON TICKET DETAILS FOR WILD CARD & DIVISION SERIES

CARDINALS ANNOUNCE POSTSEASON TICKET DETAILS FOR WILD CARD & DIVISION SERIES

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2019

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Tickets for Potential NL Wild Card Game & NLDS Home Games on Sale Thursday at Noon ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 17, 2019 – As postseason play approaches, tickets for potential Cardinals Wild Card and Division Series games will go on sale Thursday, September 19, at […]

Chief Justice: Drug courts failing to keep up with needs

Chief Justice: Drug courts failing to keep up with needs

Bill Stephens

September 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s drug court program has failed to keep up with surging demand for its treatment services in a state grappling with addiction woes, the state’s chief justice said Friday while signaling that he’ll seek funding to expand the services. Testifying before […]

CARDINALS ANNOUNCE BUDGETING BUDDIES PROGRAM PRESENTED BY SCOTT CREDIT UNION

CARDINALS ANNOUNCE BUDGETING BUDDIES PROGRAM PRESENTED BY SCOTT CREDIT UNION

Bill Stephens

September 12th, 2019

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Team Will Host Free Workshop for Educators on Monday, September 16th               ST. LOUIS, September 12, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals today announced the launch of the Budgeting Buddies Program presented by Scott Credit Union.  The Cardinals and Scott Credit Union teamed up to […]

Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky

Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

September 12th, 2019

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Report: 14 Kentuckians Died in Agriculture and Related Occupations in 2018 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2019) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to encourage farmers and farm workers to put safety […]