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Former football coach pleads guilty to sodomy charges

Former football coach pleads guilty to sodomy charges

Bill Stephens

November 22nd, 2019

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former high school football coach in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to four charges of sodomy against a child. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports court records state 70-year-old Thomas Duffy entered the plea Thursday. Police had said the crimes happened in 1982 […]

Officials to announce new wildlife refuge in Kentucky

Officials to announce new wildlife refuge in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

November 21st, 2019

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HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials plan to announce a new national wildlife refuge in western Kentucky.A statement from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will join other dignitaries Friday in Henderson to announce the Green […]

CARDINALS ADD THREE PLAYERS TO 40-MAN ROSTER

CARDINALS ADD THREE PLAYERS TO 40-MAN ROSTER

Bill Stephens

November 20th, 2019

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 20, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have selected the contracts of infielder Elehuris Montero (pronounced eh-lay-rees), and right-handed pitchers Alvaro Seijas (say-hoss) and Jake Woodford. The team also announced that they designated for assignment right-handed pitcher […]

Beshear praises Bevin administration’s help in transition

Beshear praises Bevin administration’s help in transition

Bill Stephens

November 19th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is giving its “best efforts” to assist his transition team as he prepares to become Kentucky’s governor next month. Beshear told reporters on Tuesday that Bevin’s cabinet secretaries and other officials are being […]

2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book:  A Holistic Look at Child Well-Being

2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book: A Holistic Look at Child Well-Being

Bill Stephens

November 19th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book offers the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. Detailed data is available for every […]

Duke climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25 following Kentucky’s loss

Duke climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25 following Kentucky’s loss

Bill Stephens

November 18th, 2019

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By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Duke is back at No. 1, moving up a spot following a pair of victories last week. The Blue Devils can thank Evansville for the jump. Duke moved to No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving 52 […]

Free Service will help Kentucky teens stop vaping, smoking

Free Service will help Kentucky teens stop vaping, smoking

Bill Stephens

November 18th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 18, 2019) –  The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is launching a free service aimed at helping teens quit vaping, smoking, and using other tobacco products. The service is called My Life, My Quit […]

Nearly 200 layoffs coming at Indiana coal mine

Nearly 200 layoffs coming at Indiana coal mine

Bill Stephens

November 18th, 2019

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OWENSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A coal mine in southern Indiana is laying off 184 employees. The Evansville Courier & Press says Gibson County Coal filed a notice Friday. The layoffs are effective Jan. 15. The coal company’s parent, Alliance Resource Partners, says there’s too much […]

State highway crews in southwest Kentucky ready to fight winter weather

State highway crews in southwest Kentucky ready to fight winter weather

Bill Stephens

November 18th, 2019

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Salt stocked, equipment prepared MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2019) – Despite Old Man Winters early arrival this year, Kentucky Department of Highways District 2 crews stand ready to fight snowy weather. More than 200 professional “snow fighters” have stockpiled more than 25,000 tons of salt, […]

CARDINALS & ENTERCOM ANNOUNCE EXTENSION TO RADIO RIGHTS AGREEMENT

CARDINALS & ENTERCOM ANNOUNCE EXTENSION TO RADIO RIGHTS AGREEMENT

Bill Stephens

November 15th, 2019

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Long Term Partnership Ensures News Radio 1120 KMOX Continues as the Team’s Flagship Station ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 15, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals and Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced a five-year extension […]

AAA: More than 55 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving

AAA: More than 55 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving

Bill Stephens

November 15th, 2019

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The most since 2005; record delays expected on Wednesday More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since […]

Kentucky Folklife Magazine looking for submission proposals

Kentucky Folklife Magazine looking for submission proposals

Bill Stephens

November 15th, 2019

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University is looking for proposals for articles and other pieces documenting Kentucky’s folklife. The program said in a news release that this is the first call for proposals for the multimedia digital publication […]

Radio host says he won’t run to unseat Mitch McConnell

Radio host says he won’t run to unseat Mitch McConnell

Bill Stephens

November 15th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky radio host returned to the airwaves after a hiatus to announce he won’t enter the race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020. Matt Jones left his popular sports talk show last week when the Kentucky Republican […]

Kentucky State Police: Inmate jumped fence, escaped custody

Kentucky State Police: Inmate jumped fence, escaped custody

Bill Stephens

November 13th, 2019

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DIXON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say authorities are searching for an inmate accused of jumping a fence and escaping from a detention center. News outlets report the agency put out a public call for help in locating 29-year-old William Casto on Tuesday. State […]

CARDINALS MANAGER MIKE SHILDT VOTED N.L. MANAGER OF THE YEAR

CARDINALS MANAGER MIKE SHILDT VOTED N.L. MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Bill Stephens

November 12th, 2019

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SHILDT JOINS HALL OF FAMERS HERZOG & La RUSSA AS CARDINALS AWARD WINNERS ST. LOUIS, Mo. – November 12, 2019 – St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt was named this evening as the recipient of the 2019 National League Manager of the Year Award as […]