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Kentucky lawmaker resigns, citing belief in term limits

Kentucky lawmaker resigns, citing belief in term limits

Bill Stephens

September 10th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who serves as a committee chairman has resigned, citing his belief in term limits. Republican state Rep. Tim Moore submitted his resignation in a letter to Gov. Matt Bevin. The letter says his resignation took effect Tuesday. Moore […]

Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations after Hurricane Dorian impacts blood supply

Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations after Hurricane Dorian impacts blood supply

Bill Stephens

September 9th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2019) — As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around […]

Judge refuses to step aside from teacher ‘sickout’ case

Judge refuses to step aside from teacher ‘sickout’ case

Bill Stephens

September 4th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge whose impartiality was questioned by Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team due to his social media interactions refused to step aside Wednesday from hearing a lawsuit brought by the governor’s political nemesis over an investigation of teacher protests. Franklin […]

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

Bill Stephens

September 3rd, 2019

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Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sep. 3, 2019) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is reminding the public that households, businesses and communities can increase their preparedness by following this year’s theme of Prepared, […]

KSP Investigating Pedestrian Versus Train Collision in Henderson County

KSP Investigating Pedestrian Versus Train Collision in Henderson County

Bill Stephens

September 3rd, 2019

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CSX Train Struck Man in Spottsville Community SPOTTSVILLE, Ky. (September 2, 2019) –Kentucky State Police troopers are investigating a pedestrian versus train collision which killed a Spottsville man. Troopers were notified of the collision just before 8p.m. by Henderson County authorities. Preliminary investigation reveals Teddy Williams, 45 […]

Kentucky State Police stepping up enforcement during holiday

Kentucky State Police stepping up enforcement during holiday

Bill Stephens

August 30th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say troopers are stepping up their enforcement efforts on the state’s roads through Labor Day weekend. Police say the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign focuses on removing impaired drivers. Troopers will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints […]

KSP Makes Arrests in Ky. State Fair Investigation

KSP Makes Arrests in Ky. State Fair Investigation

Bill Stephens

August 23rd, 2019

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Shell Casing Leads to Three Arrests within Six Days LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 23, 2019) – Kentucky State Police announced today that three arrests have been made in the Kentucky State Fair investigation involving the discharge of a weapon on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  KSP Detectives arrested […]

ADAM WAINWRIGHT TO HOST 7TH ANNUAL FANTASY FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER AT BUSCH

ADAM WAINWRIGHT TO HOST 7TH ANNUAL FANTASY FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER AT BUSCH

Bill Stephens

August 23rd, 2019

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Jack Flaherty, Miles Mikolas & Michael Wacha Among Big League Participants Playing To Raise Money for Charity ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 23, 2019 – For the seventh consecutive year, Adam Wainwright is bringing his annual Big League Impact Fantasy Football Live Draft and its winning fundraising […]

Ellis Park cancels today’s races because of flooding;Track remains open for simulcasting, HHR gaming

Ellis Park cancels today’s races because of flooding;Track remains open for simulcasting, HHR gaming

Bill Stephens

August 23rd, 2019

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HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, Aug. 23, 2019) — Ellis Park has canceled today’s live race card because of torrential rain and flooding of the track and paddock area. The live music scheduled for after the races also has been called off.Ellis Park remains open for simulcast wagering […]

Kentucky State Fair changes teen policy after disturbance

Kentucky State Fair changes teen policy after disturbance

Bill Stephens

August 20th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Minors entering the Kentucky State Fair at night now must have a parent or guardian 21 or older with them following a disturbance during the weekend. Kentucky State Police Sgt. Josh Lawson told The Courier Journal that two adults were arrested […]

Kentucky State Fair changes tickets for veterans, military

Kentucky State Fair changes tickets for veterans, military

Bill Stephens

August 14th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair has changed the way veterans and active duty military members can get complimentary tickets to the event, which starts its 11-day run Thursday in Louisville. WLKY-TV reports the fair is working with Vet Tix this year to […]

Union County awarded $501,300 in discretionary funds for critical infrastructure improvements.

Union County awarded $501,300 in discretionary funds for critical infrastructure improvements.

Bill Stephens

August 14th, 2019

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Funding to help with paving and bridge repair efforts  MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2019) – During a meeting of the Union County Fiscal Court today, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced a $501,300 discretionary award for vital infrastructure repairs along several county […]

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

Bill Stephens

August 9th, 2019

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won’t be calling senators back to […]

Kentucky lawmakers promote gun safety legislation

Kentucky lawmakers promote gun safety legislation

Bill Stephens

August 9th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Months after Kentucky relaxed its gun laws, some lawmakers want to shift the focus to a proposal meant to keep guns away from people deemed as threats to themselves or others. The bipartisan proposal, still being crafted for next year, was […]

Horse collapses, dies on track at Kentucky Downs Preview Day

Horse collapses, dies on track at Kentucky Downs Preview Day

Bill Stephens

August 5th, 2019

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HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A race horse that ran in the Kentucky Downs Preview Day has died. News outlets report a 7-year-old gelding named Sir Navigator collapsed twice Sunday after finishing fourth in the Preview Turf Sprint at Ellis Park in Henderson. The Henderson Gleaner […]