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Roads closed due to high water in District 2 – as of 6 pm Dec. 1st

Roads closed due to high water in District 2 – as of 6 pm Dec. 1st

Bill Stephens

December 2nd, 2019

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Dec 1, 2019) – The following roads are closed due to high water. Motorists are strongly encouraged to turn around and seek alternate routes when they encounter a road that has been barricaded. Henderson County: KY 812 between mile markers 4 and 5 […]

High Water Blocking Several Roads in the WMSK Listening Area

High Water Blocking Several Roads in the WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

November 30th, 2019

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Roads closed due to high water in District 2 MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2019) – The following roads are either closed or signed for high water. Hancock County: KY 271 has high water between mile markers 2 and 3. Henderson County: KY 812 between mile markers […]

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Despite unusual weather year, waterfowl season looks promising

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Despite unusual weather year, waterfowl season looks promising

Bill Stephens

November 29th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov.22, 2019) – The shot of cold that greeted Kentucky earlier in November pushed many waterfowl into the state, which should portend a great opening to the waterfowl hunting season. “We have more birds early than we’ve had in a really long time,” said […]

KSP Warns of ‘Bear’ Sightings During Holidays

KSP Warns of ‘Bear’ Sightings During Holidays

Bill Stephens

November 29th, 2019

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Encourages Black Friday Shoppers to Support Trooper Teddy Project FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2019) — It’s nearly Black Friday and Kentucky State Police hopes shoppers will include a Trooper Teddy Bear on their Christmas list this year. The bears go on sale Thanksgiving night and […]

KSP Recovers Stolen Vehicle

KSP Recovers Stolen Vehicle

Bill Stephens

November 28th, 2019

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Hanson KY (Hopkins County) – On November 26, 2019 at approximately 4:57 PM, Trooper Jacob Stephens, of Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville, initiated a traffic stop on a 2011 Nissan Altima after receiving a tip that the operator had arrest warrants. Trooper Stephens came […]

Kentucky’s next lt. gov: ex-teacher and education advocate

Kentucky’s next lt. gov: ex-teacher and education advocate

Bill Stephens

November 28th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a role that seems scripted for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman — as an educator transitioning to the job as a “full partner” in an administration vowing to make public education a top priority. In the […]

Kentucky lieutenant governor says she didn’t vote for Bevin

Kentucky lieutenant governor says she didn’t vote for Bevin

Bill Stephens

November 27th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, who was kicked off Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s ticket when he unsuccessfully sought reelection this year, says she didn’t vote for him. Hampton told WDRB-TV in Louisville that it was a hard decision but she voted […]

Kenlake State Park in western Kentucky getting upgrades

Kenlake State Park in western Kentucky getting upgrades

Bill Stephens

November 26th, 2019

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AURORA, Ky. (AP) — Kenlake State Resort Park is getting about $560,000 in improvements under a state initiative to upgrade Kentucky’s parks. The funding will include a new roof for the lodge at the park. It’s part of the state’s “Restoring the Finest” initiative. Kenlake […]

Free Christmas trees offered by Land Between the Lakes

Free Christmas trees offered by Land Between the Lakes

Bill Stephens

November 26th, 2019

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee is offering free cedar Christmas tree permits starting this week. The permits are available online Friday through Christmas Eve. Permits, maps and guidelines are available online. The permits are […]

Red Cross makes it easy and rewarding to save lives this   holiday season

Red Cross makes it easy and rewarding to save lives this holiday season

Bill Stephens

November 26th, 2019

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$5 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2019) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or […]

KSP Kicks off Annual Holiday Food Drive

KSP Kicks off Annual Holiday Food Drive

Bill Stephens

November 26th, 2019

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Invites Community Members To Participate FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police kicked off their 10th annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive today. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through […]

Democrat Beshear looking for ways to bridge partisan divide

Democrat Beshear looking for ways to bridge partisan divide

Bill Stephens

November 25th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear is looking for ways to bridge the partisan divide as he prepares to work with the Republican-led legislature. Beshear says combating drug-abuse problems should be achievable. He says strengthening child welfare protections is ripe for bipartisanship agreement. […]

Six Counties Selected for Post-General Election Audits

Six Counties Selected for Post-General Election Audits

Bill Stephens

November 23rd, 2019

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Counties include Boyle, Gallatin, Henderson, Kenton, Oldham and Powell FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2019) – Assistant DeputyAttorney General Michael Wright today announced the six Kentucky counties randomly drawn to undergo post-general election audits. By law, the Office of the Attorney General has jurisdiction to investigate […]

HCC Celebrates Holiday Tradition with Hanging of the Mittens

HCC Celebrates Holiday Tradition with Hanging of the Mittens

Bill Stephens

November 22nd, 2019

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Henderson, KY – Every holiday season, Henderson Community College (HCC) participates in the long held tradition of Hanging of the Mittens. On Wednesday, December 4, at 11:00 AM in the Student Center (SCR) lobby, HCC will be hosting a gathering, featuring refreshments and a musical […]

State releases county unemployment data for October 2019

State releases county unemployment data for October 2019

Bill Stephens

November 22nd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 85 Kentucky counties between October 2018 and October 2019, rose in 24 and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce […]