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New Data Shows Increasing Number of Kentucky Children Living with Relative Caregivers

New Data Shows Increasing Number of Kentucky Children Living with Relative Caregivers

WMSK Staff

October 16th, 2018

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Louisville, KY – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Kentucky continues to have the highest rate in the nation of children in the care of relatives. In 2016-2018, nine percent of Kentucky children were being raised by a relative, which is more […]

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Will Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in all 120 Kentucky Counties for 2019

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Will Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in all 120 Kentucky Counties for 2019

WMSK Staff

October 15th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 15, 2018–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky (Anthem) will be offering up to four Medicare Advantage health plans in the 120 counties in 2019. Medicare-eligible individuals living in 63 counties will have at least one new Anthem plan available to […]

CARDINALS & WAINWRIGHT AGREE TO 2019 CONTRACT; VETERAN PITCHER SET TO ENTER HIS 15TH SEASON WITH ST. LOUIS

CARDINALS & WAINWRIGHT AGREE TO 2019 CONTRACT; VETERAN PITCHER SET TO ENTER HIS 15TH SEASON WITH ST. LOUIS

WMSK Staff

October 11th, 2018

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ST. LOUIS, MO – October 11, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for the 2019 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wainwright, 37, will be […]

Police: Kentucky officer shot was mistaken for prowler

Police: Kentucky officer shot was mistaken for prowler

WMSK Staff

October 10th, 2018

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a police officer was shot by a homeowner who may have mistaken the officer for a prowler. The Owensboro officer, who has not been identified, was in stable condition late Wednesday morning. Trooper Corey King is a […]

The Latest: McConnell says difficult to unseat Trump in 2020

The Latest: McConnell says difficult to unseat Trump in 2020

WMSK Staff

October 10th, 2018

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s interview with The Associated Press (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 that it would be “a waste of time.” The […]

Kentucky Awards First-Ever Fish House Contract to Fight Asian Carp

Kentucky Awards First-Ever Fish House Contract to Fight Asian Carp

WMSK Staff

October 10th, 2018

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Innovative partnership to grow the state’s fish industry PADUCAH, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the award of the state’s first-ever fish house contract, in an innovative step to attack the Asian carp problem in western Kentucky and encourage job growth […]

Gov. Bevin, Top State Officials Make Two-Day Visit to West Kentucky

Gov. Bevin, Top State Officials Make Two-Day Visit to West Kentucky

WMSK Staff

October 10th, 2018

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Trip includes town hall events, cabinet meeting, facility tour, and funding announcements PADUCAH, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin, joined by more than a dozen Cabinet Secretaries and other top Administration officials, today wrapped up a two-day visit to West Kentucky. The trip […]

Breckinridge County Man Arrested After Multi-County Pursuit

Breckinridge County Man Arrested After Multi-County Pursuit

WMSK Staff

October 5th, 2018

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At One Point Speeds Reached 130 Miles-Per-Hour HENDERSON, Ky. (October 4, 2018)–Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a report of a vehicle pursuit on the Western Kentucky Parkway by Grayson County authorities around 5:30pm yesterday. A KSP trooper observed the fleeing vehicle traveling northbound of […]

Kentucky advances new standards for high school diplomas

Kentucky advances new standards for high school diplomas

WMSK Staff

October 3rd, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country. But last year, state officials said, only 65 percent of those graduates met standards preparing […]

Traffic ADVISORY – Daytime Closure on KY 145 beetween 6 & 7mm Southeast of Corydon inHENDERSON County on Monday, Oct 1st

Traffic ADVISORY – Daytime Closure on KY 145 beetween 6 & 7mm Southeast of Corydon inHENDERSON County on Monday, Oct 1st

WMSK Staff

October 1st, 2018

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 145 near Corydon in Henderson County again on Monday, October 1, 2018. KY 145 will be closed at the 6 and 7 mile marker to allow a cross drain to be replaced. This is […]

Traffic ADVISORY -Southbound I-69 Exit 135 RAMP to KY 56 at SEBREE in WEBSTER Co.Closed Due to Water Main Break

WMSK Staff

October 1st, 2018

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The southbound I-69 Ramp to KY 56 at Sebree Exit 135 in WEBSTER County is blocked due to a water main break. The water main break has washed out dirt along both sides of the southbound exit ramp from I-69 Southbound to KY 56 at […]

Traffic Alert- Car-Train crash in Sebree

WMSK Staff

September 27th, 2018

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Traffic Alert We have a report of a train-vehicle collision at the Mill Street Crossing in Sebree. Due to rail crossing work, Jefferson Street is the only crossing in Sebree that is open at this time. Webster County Emergency Management reports that traffic is moving […]

Kentucky hosting event spotlighting issues for older adults

Kentucky hosting event spotlighting issues for older adults

WMSK Staff

September 25th, 2018

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Eds: APNewsNow. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a regional conference is planned in the state to spotlight issues that promote healthy aging. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services says Kentucky will host this year’s annual conference from Sept. 30 through Oct. […]

Testing for Kentucky State Police academy begins this week

Testing for Kentucky State Police academy begins this week

WMSK Staff

September 25th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say testing starts this week for anyone who is interested in becoming a trooper. A statement from the agency says testing dates run from Sept. 25 through Oct. 11 to be part of a training class that begins […]

New, more secure Kentucky driver’s license designs unveiled

New, more secure Kentucky driver’s license designs unveiled

WMSK Staff

September 25th, 2018

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By DYLAN LOVAN , Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say newly redesigned driver’s licenses will enhance security and make it harder for counterfeiters to duplicate. State Department of Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Matt Henderson showed off the design at a news conference […]