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ELECTION 2020-MCCONNELL CHALLENGER

ELECTION 2020-MCCONNELL CHALLENGER

WMSK Staff

May 30th, 2019

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Former state lawmaker to challenge McConnell in GOP primary FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former one-term state lawmaker says he will challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary in Kentucky. Ex-state Rep. C. Wesley Morgan on Wednesday called McConnell a “self-serving […]

…LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

…LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

WMSK Staff

May 28th, 2019

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Lake Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. * TIMING…Winds will be picking up by mid morning and continue throughout the afternoon hours. * WINDS…Southwesterly winds […]

Closure on KY 2101 at the Intersection with KY 492 in UNION County starting today, May 28th

Closure on KY 2101 at the Intersection with KY 492 in UNION County starting today, May 28th

WMSK Staff

May 28th, 2019

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 2101 in Union County starting Tuesday, May 28, 2019. This closure of KY 2101 is near the intersection with KY 492. KY 492 has been closed at milepoint 6.1 since May […]

Update: Department for Public Health (DPH) Proposed Tattoo Regulations

Update: Department for Public Health (DPH) Proposed Tattoo Regulations

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2019) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), in response to concerns regarding a proposed update of the regulation dealing with tattoos, said today that the concerns are being heard.  On April 15, 2019, CHFS filed a proposed amendment […]

Paducah council weighing religious liberty, civil rights

Paducah council weighing religious liberty, civil rights

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2019

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah officials are debating possible amendments to an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect religious liberty. The Paducah Sun reports , the ordinance that passed in January 2018 added protections for residents who encounter discrimination based on age, gender identification and sexual orientation. […]

Memorial Day Ceremonies at State Veterans Cemeteries and Veterans Centers

Memorial Day Ceremonies at State Veterans Cemeteries and Veterans Centers

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2019) – Kentucky’s five state veterans cemeteries, as well as veterans centers across the Commonwealth, will hold ceremonies this Memorial Day holiday, honoring those who have died in service to our country. Kentucky’s newest veterans cemetery, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in […]

Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

WMSK Staff

May 23rd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state’s voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign. Barely half […]

State releases county unemployment data for April 2019

State releases county unemployment data for April 2019

Bill Stephens

May 23rd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019, rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development […]

KSP Charges Caldwell Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

KSP Charges Caldwell Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

WMSK Staff

May 23rd, 2019

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Princeton, Ky. (May 21, 2019)— On May 21, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen Crocker, 24, on charges related to child sexual exploitation. Crocker was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began […]

KSP Investigating Fatal Wreck in McLean County

KSP Investigating Fatal Wreck in McLean County

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2019

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US 431 was Shutdown for Two Hours LIVERMORE, Ky. (May 21, 2019) –Kentucky State Police troopers are investigating a two vehicle wreck which killed a Livermore man and injured two others. Troopers were notified of the wreck around 4:15p.m by McLean County authorities.   Preliminary […]

Lane restrictions on U.S. 41 and KY 2097 in Henderson and Webster counties

Lane restrictions on U.S. 41 and KY 2097 in Henderson and Webster counties

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2019

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  A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift in bridge work zones along US 41 and KY 2997 in Henderson and Webster counties on Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019. The contractor has completed deck overlay work in one direction on the […]

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

Bill Stephens

May 21st, 2019

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AP-US–Kentucky Governor,5th Ld-Writethru May 21, 2019 7:56PM (GMT 00:56) – 823 words By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Eds: Updates with Beshear winning Democratic nomination. With AP Photos. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term despite a strong […]

Lake Wind Advisory Issued for the WMSK Listening Area

Lake Wind Advisory Issued for the WMSK Listening Area

WMSK Staff

May 21st, 2019

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…Gusty winds on area lakes this afternoon and evening… .Wind will pick up from the south and southeast today and increase in speed during the afternoon. This may cause issues for boaters and small water craft on area lakes and rivers. Pike-Vanderburgh-Warrick-Spencer-Caldwell-Webster-Hopkins- Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean-Muhlenberg-Todd- Including the […]

Nearly $220,000 in Grants Awarded to Prevent Child Abuse

Nearly $220,000 in Grants Awarded to Prevent Child Abuse

WMSK Staff

May 21st, 2019

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Child Victims’ Trust Fund grants assist victims, support training that helps protect children   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nearly $220,000 in grant funding from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund (CVTF) has been allocated to help child sexual abuse prevention organizations protect children across the state, Attorney General […]

Hello, Summer! Nearly 43 Million Americans Will Kick off the Season with a Memorial Day Vacation

Hello, Summer! Nearly 43 Million Americans Will Kick off the Season with a Memorial Day Vacation

WMSK Staff

May 17th, 2019

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AAA forecasts the second-most holiday road trippers on record; INRIX predicts drive times could be more than three times longer than normal According to the annual AAA Memorial Day Travel Forecast, nearly 43 million Americans will start their summers with a Memorial Day weekend getaway.  […]