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Gov. Beshear: More Social Workers Needed to Help Protect Kentucky Children

Gov. Beshear: More Social Workers Needed to Help Protect Kentucky Children

Bill Stephens

February 21st, 2020

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​​​​​​​Adding 350 state child welfare social workers critical to fight against child abuse FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear and Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Acting Secretary Eric Friedlander met with social work staff today to talk about the needs […]

McConnell, Ky. gov watch massive Asian carp roundup

McConnell, Ky. gov watch massive Asian carp roundup

Bill Stephens

February 18th, 2020

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GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) — Wildlife officials are completing a massive harvest of invasive Asian carp from Kentucky Lake. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was on hand Monday to witness the experimental roundup that fisheries officials say could be the first of many. The […]

House panel approves bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

House panel approves bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

Bill Stephens

February 14th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky House committee has approved a bill to cap out-of-pocket costs that many Kentuckians with diabetes pay for insulin. The measure cleared the House Health and Family Services Thursday without opposition. It goes to the full House next. The bill […]

Rules on what can be brought into statehouse under review

Rules on what can be brought into statehouse under review

Bill Stephens

February 14th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Lexington Herald-Leader) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says rules that decide what people can and cannot bring into the state Capitol are being evaluated. But he says any changes by his administration won’t restrict the ability to bring guns into the statehouse. The […]

Latest Water Over The Road Report For District Two

Latest Water Over The Road Report For District Two

Bill Stephens

February 13th, 2020

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Henderson County KY 136 is closed from the 0 – 5 mm – signs are posted KY 3522 is closed from the 0 and 1 mm – signs are posted Union County KY 667 is closed from the 0 -16.4mm – signs are posted KY […]

Gov. Beshear Recognizes Four World War II Veterans as Kentucky Colonels

Gov. Beshear Recognizes Four World War II Veterans as Kentucky Colonels

Bill Stephens

February 12th, 2020

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​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear recognized four World War II veterans at the Capitol on Wednesday, thanking them for their selfless service, and commissioned them as Kentucky Colonels. “We can never do enough to thank these veterans who, as young men, […]

Joanna Shake Named As Executive Director of GRADD

Joanna Shake Named As Executive Director of GRADD

Bill Stephens

February 12th, 2020

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Joanna Shake Named As Executive Director of GRADD The GRADD Board of Directors Executive Director Search Committee announced today at the district’s meeting that Joanna Shake would replace retiring director, Jiten Shah. Shake brings 22 years of Area Development District experience to the position, as […]

NWS Paducah Issues Flood Warning for WMSK Listening Area

NWS Paducah Issues Flood Warning for WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

February 12th, 2020

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…The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Indiana… Kentucky…Illinois… Ohio River at Newburgh Dam…Mount Vernon…J.T. Myers Dam… Shawneetown…Golconda…Smithland Dam…Paducah…Olmsted Lock and Dam and Cairo .Water levels continue to rise on the Ohio River from Newburgh Dam Indiana all the way down to Cairo […]

Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

Bill Stephens

February 12th, 2020

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A roundup of Asian carp on Kentucky Lake using 1,000-foot-long (305 meters) nets is opening a new front in a 15-year battle to halt their advance. The invasive fish threaten to upend aquatic ecosystems, starve out native fish and wipe out endangered mussel and snail […]

AAA: West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Stable; Crude Prices Continue to Drop

AAA: West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Stable; Crude Prices Continue to Drop

Bill Stephens

February 11th, 2020

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are steady this week at $2.145, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Kentucky’s average price for gasoline is $2.17 – seven cents cheaper than this time last week. Statewide, motorists can find gas for less than $2/gallon […]

METHODIST HEALTH TO JOIN DEACONESS HEALTH SYSTEM

METHODIST HEALTH TO JOIN DEACONESS HEALTH SYSTEM

Bill Stephens

February 11th, 2020

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Change will impact both Union & Henderson County Facilities HENDERSON, KY – Today, officials at Methodist Health announced that the organization would be joining Deaconess Health System, effective July 1, 2020. An agreement between the Deaconess Health System Board of Directors and Methodist Health Board […]

Braidy executives give update on plans for aluminum plant

Braidy executives give update on plans for aluminum plant

Bill Stephens

February 11th, 2020

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A Braidy Industries executive says the company still needs to raise $500 million to build a $1.7 billion aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky. Company executives appeared before a Senate committee Tuesday. Their appearance comes after a recent management shakeup raised concerns about the project. Company […]

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

Bill Stephens

February 5th, 2020

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Henderson County KY 136 is closed at the 0 – 4 mm signs are posted. This highway will remain closed into next week for repairs. Ohio County KY 919 is closed at the 3 – 4 mm signs are posted – OPEN Webster County KY […]

2020 CARDINALS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

2020 CARDINALS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

Bill Stephens

February 5th, 2020

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Fans Can Buy Single-Game Tickets as Early as Tomorrow by Purchasing 3+ Games ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 4, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that single-game tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale this Friday, February 7, at 10 AM CT. […]

KSP Arrests Madisonville Woman After Traffic Stop

KSP Arrests Madisonville Woman After Traffic Stop

Bill Stephens

February 3rd, 2020

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Madisonville, Ky. (Hopkins County) – On February 1, 2020 at approximately 9:33 PM, Trooper Cody Kromer, of Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville, observed a 1999  Chevrolet pickup truck disregard a stop sign, and operate carelessly on South Main Street in Madisonville, Ky. Trooper Kromer […]