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Gov. Beshear, Secretary Gray Focus on Helping Kentuckians Obtain a REAL ID

Gov. Beshear, Secretary Gray Focus on Helping Kentuckians Obtain a REAL ID

Bill Stephens

January 23rd, 2020

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New project manager named, two more regional licensing offices opening FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear and Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said Wednesday at the Kentucky Transportation headquarters they are focused on helping Kentuckians who need a REAL ID obtain one by […]

A Familiar Face Tapped To Lead Kentucky State Police Into 2020

A Familiar Face Tapped To Lead Kentucky State Police Into 2020

Bill Stephens

January 21st, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2020) – On January 3, 2020, the longest serving Commissioner in KSP history was reappointed to serve once again. The announcement from Governor Andy Beshear came just days into the New Year and brought Rodney Brewer out of retirement to take […]

Governor Beshear, Senator McConnell work to expand Green River National Wildlife Refuge

Governor Beshear, Senator McConnell work to expand Green River National Wildlife Refuge

Bill Stephens

January 21st, 2020

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Federal ‘Duck Stamp’ funding approved for land acquisition at the refuge Frankfort, KY (Jan. 21, 2020) – Governor Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today announced the approval of federal “Duck Stamp” funding for land acquisition purposes at the newly established Green […]

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Federal Child Labor Law Violations at Restaurant Locations in 9 States

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Federal Child Labor Law Violations at Restaurant Locations in 9 States

Bill Stephens

January 17th, 2020

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LOUISVILLE, KY – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Manna Inc. – a Louisville, Kentucky-based franchisee of 99 Wendy’s and Fazoli’s restaurants in nine states – will pay a civil money penalty of $157,114 for violating child labor requirements […]

Lawmaker: Changes being made to Kentucky immigration bill

Lawmaker: Changes being made to Kentucky immigration bill

Bill Stephens

January 17th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Employees on the front lines of helping the sick or victims of sexual assault in Kentucky would be exempted from a high-profile immigration bill under changes its lead sponsor is making. Republican Sen. Danny Carroll announced pending changes Thursday. It’s in […]

Report shows college still a good value for Kentuckians

Report shows college still a good value for Kentuckians

Bill Stephens

January 16th, 2020

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A new report issued by the state Council on Postsecondary Education says college credentials are still a good value for Kentuckians. The report released Wednesday also says state allocations for public higher education more than make up for their cost. The report was based on […]

Food survey shows slight increase in 2019 Kentucky prices

Food survey shows slight increase in 2019 Kentucky prices

Bill Stephens

January 15th, 2020

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The Kentucky Farm Bureau says the cost of a variety of foods showed a slight increase over the past year, with most items fluctuating during the fourth quarter. The Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket Survey showed an increase in the average overall cost of food during three […]

New school safety bill requires armed officers at schools

New school safety bill requires armed officers at schools

Bill Stephens

January 14th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill requiring any police officer assigned to schools to be armed. The measure introduced Monday is a follow-up to last year’s school safety law that stemmed from a deadly school shooting. The new measure was […]

League of Women Voters urges redistricting advisory group

League of Women Voters urges redistricting advisory group

Bill Stephens

January 14th, 2020

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The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has urged state lawmakers to create a citizen-led commission to recommend new state and federal legislative maps. The Kentucky League spoke out Monday in a preemptive push well ahead of the next round of legislative redistricting after the […]

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

Bill Stephens

January 13th, 2020

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Henderson County KY 812 is closed at the 2 to 5 mm – signs are posted KY 2247 is closed at the 0 to 2 mm – signs are posted KY 1557 is closed at the 2 to 3 mm – signs are posted KY […]

Cave-in-Rock Ferry closed due to mechanical issue on Monday, Jan 13

Cave-in-Rock Ferry closed due to mechanical issue on Monday, Jan 13

Bill Stephens

January 13th, 2020

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PADUCAH, Ky. (Jan 13, 2020) — The Cave-in-Rock Ferry will be closed due to a mechanical issue on Monday, January 13, 2020. The Motor Vessell Lonnie Jo that powers the Cave-in-Rock Ferry has a cracked engine manifold.  Ferry operator Lonnie Lewis says the closest one available is in St. Louis. […]

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

Bill Stephens

January 11th, 2020

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Henderson County KY 812 is closed at the 2 to 5 mm – signs are posted KY 2247 is closed at the 0 to 2 mm – signs are posted KY 1557 is closed at the 2 to 3 mm – signs are posted KY […]

WMSK Listening Area Now Under Flash Flood Warning

WMSK Listening Area Now Under Flash Flood Warning

Bill Stephens

January 11th, 2020

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Warrick County in southwestern Indiana… Vanderburgh County in southwestern Indiana… Pike County in southwestern Indiana… Henderson County in northwestern Kentucky… Hopkins County in northwestern Kentucky… Webster County in northwestern Kentucky… * […]

Teacher pleads guilty to filming students in school bathroom

Teacher pleads guilty to filming students in school bathroom

Bill Stephens

January 8th, 2020

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A former Kentucky teacher has admitted to filming students in a high school bathroom. The Murray Ledger & Times reported that 54-year-old Mark Allen Boggess pleaded guilty Tuesday in Calloway Circuit Court to eight counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor […]

Photo ID bill wins support from top election official

Photo ID bill wins support from top election official

Bill Stephens

January 8th, 2020

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A bill aimed at requiring Kentuckians to present photo identification to vote has won a quick endorsement from the state’s chief election official. Secretary of State Michael Adams said Wednesday that the bill reflects his agenda of ensuring election security and enhancing public confidence in […]