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Kentucky State Resort Parks Offering Discounted Rate for East Coast Residents Seeking Shelter from Hurricane

Kentucky State Resort Parks Offering Discounted Rate for East Coast Residents Seeking Shelter from Hurricane

WMSK Staff

September 11th, 2018

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Adverse weather rates available at all resort parks through Sept. 30 FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 11, 2018) – Kentucky State Resort Parks are offering a discounted rate of $49.95/night on lodge rooms to residents of any East Coast state seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence. The rate […]

Traffic Advisory – Closure on KY 758 between Pride and Morganfield in UNION County on Thursday, Sept 13th

Traffic Advisory – Closure on KY 758 between Pride and Morganfield in UNION County on Thursday, Sept 13th

WMSK Staff

September 11th, 2018

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Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close KY 758 betweeb Pride and Morganfield in UNION County on Thursday, September 13, 2018. KY 758 will be closed at the 8.2 mile marker to allow a cross drain to be replaced. This is along Ky […]

KYTC issues emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane Florence

KYTC issues emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane Florence

WMSK Staff

September 11th, 2018

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Declaration waives certain commercial motor carrier regulations for operators providing relief to affected areas FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2018) – In anticipation of Hurricane Florence and its potential to cause damage to the southeastern United States, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has waived certain […]

Local Rescue Squad Assists With Search for Missing Boater

Local Rescue Squad Assists With Search for Missing Boater

WMSK Staff

September 10th, 2018

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Members of the Henderson City – County Rescue squad are back on the Ohio River for a second day assisting in the search for a missing Owensboro man. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says that a boat carrying two men […]

First 72 On You – Family Preparedness

First 72 On You – Family Preparedness

Bill Stephens

September 10th, 2018

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Week 2 of awareness campaign focuses on preparing families for disasters FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2018) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched First 72 On You information campaign during the month of […]

Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes

Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes

WMSK Staff

September 10th, 2018

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A suspected tornado touched down just East of Henderson and caused moderate to severe damage to three homes in Daviess County. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the suspected tornado moved through western Daviess County, near Stanley, on Saturday afternoon as the storm […]

POLITICAL ACTION GROUP NAMES A TRI-COUNTY LAWMAKER A LEGISLATIVE CHAMPION

POLITICAL ACTION GROUP NAMES A TRI-COUNTY LAWMAKER A LEGISLATIVE CHAMPION

WMSK Staff

September 6th, 2018

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A Tri-County lawmaker is one of six State Representatives who will be getting support this Fall from a political action committee. Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky has named 12th District Representative Jim Gooch of Webster County and five other House members as legislative champions based on their […]

With Farm Safety and Health Week in September, Quarles Urges Farmers, Motorists to Take Extra Care

WMSK Staff

September 6th, 2018

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13 Kentuckians Died in Farming and Related Industries in Kentucky in 2017 FRANKFORT (September 5, 2018) — Farmers put their health, and even their lives, on the line to provide the food and fiber we all depend on, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said in proclaiming […]

Signs of progress coming for future I-165 designation

Signs of progress coming for future I-165 designation

Bill Stephens

September 5th, 2018

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KYTC and FHWA officials announce agreement that accelerates plan to sign Natcher Parkway MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas today announced a joint-agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to move forward on securing signage that designates the […]

Kentucky Football Prep Polls – WEEK 3

WMSK Staff

September 4th, 2018

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By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school football polls, with first-place votes, records, total points and previous rankings: Class 1A Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 1. Beechwood (17) 2-0 187 2 2. Pikeville (1) […]

Barbara Ann Waddell

WMSK Staff

September 4th, 2018

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Barbara Ann Waddell age 57 of Sturgis, KY died Friday August 31st at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY. She was a loving mother & Granny “Tooter”, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid Bingo player & reader. She is preceded in […]

Archaeology events planned in September

Archaeology events planned in September

Bill Stephens

September 4th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two family-friendly archaeology events are scheduled in Kentucky this month. The Kentucky Heritage Council says Living Archaeology Weekend will be held Sept. 22 at Gladie Visitor Center in the Red River Gorge area of Daniel Boone National Forest. It will feature […]

TWO SEPARATE CRASHES LEAD TO TWO SEPARATE FATALITIES – BOTH VICTIMS WERE NOT WEARING SEATBELTS -HCSD

TWO SEPARATE CRASHES LEAD TO TWO SEPARATE FATALITIES – BOTH VICTIMS WERE NOT WEARING SEATBELTS -HCSD

WMSK Staff

August 31st, 2018

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THE LONG LABOR DAY HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD IS OFF TO A DEADLY START HERE IN HENDERSON COUNTY AS EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WORK TWO SEPARATE FATALITY TRAFFIC CRASHES THAT OCCURED WITHIN HOURS OF ONE ANOTHER. HENDERSON COUNTY CORONER BRUCE FARMER CONFIRMS THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE THAT […]

Traffic ADVISORY – Southbound Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges between Evansville & Henderson on TUESDAY, SEPT 4

Traffic ADVISORY – Southbound Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges between Evansville & Henderson on TUESDAY, SEPT 4

Bill Stephens

August 31st, 2018

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a SOUTHBOUND lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Evansville and Henderson on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The Henderson County Highway Maintenance Crew has been using a boom mower in the median area to cut grass and brush […]

Two Morganfield Men Arrested For Drugs at Safety Checkpoint

Two Morganfield Men Arrested For Drugs at Safety Checkpoint

WMSK Staff

August 31st, 2018

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A Significant Amount of Methamphetamine was Seized MORGANFIELD, Ky. (August 30, 2018)—Kentucky State Police troopers, Morganfield Police and Union County Sheriff deputies were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint at 1:45am on US 60 and KY 2091. While conducting the safety checkpoint, troopers made contact with […]