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Quarles praises Kentucky House for passingHunger Initiative legislation

Quarles praises Kentucky House for passingHunger Initiative legislation

Bill Stephens

February 12th, 2021

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House Bill 209 moves to Senate for consideration FRANKFORT (Feb. 11, 2021) – Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles praised the Kentucky House of Representatives for passing legislation yesterday aimed at expanding eligibility for game meat donations.House Bill 209, sponsored by Representative Jonathan Dixon, R-Henderson, would allow […]

KYTC District 2 Crews worked to Clear A and B Routes Today

KYTC District 2 Crews worked to Clear A and B Routes Today

Bill Stephens

February 12th, 2021

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Crews will report back in on Friday at 5 a.m. MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2021) – While the amount of precipitation may be lessening on the highway, drivers are encouraged to take it slow when they travel. Melting snow can refreeze creating hazardous driving conditions.   Crews addressed […]

Gov. Beshear Issues State of Emergency in Response to Dangerous Winter Storm

Gov. Beshear Issues State of Emergency in Response to Dangerous Winter Storm

Bill Stephens

February 11th, 2021

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Governor’s declaration boosts funding and agency coordination to keep Kentuckians safe FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear issued a State of Emergency as a dangerous winter storm blanketed much of the commonwealth in a wintry mix of snow and ice amid plunging temperatures. “This […]

NWS Special Weather Statement – Ice Storm Warning Canceled But Travel Remains Treacherous

NWS Special Weather Statement – Ice Storm Warning Canceled But Travel Remains Treacherous

Bill Stephens

February 11th, 2021

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...DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS PERSIST... Roads remain very slick and hazardous across the region this morning. Law enforcement and Emergency Management officials continue to warn of the dangerous travel conditions and encourage you to stay off the roads. We`ve had too many accidents to count over […]

Icy Road Conditions Throughout District 2

Icy Road Conditions Throughout District 2

Bill Stephens

February 11th, 2021

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Crews to focus on primary routes MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists traveling throughout the District 2 region to use caution while driving as freezing rain continues to fall this morning. Major highways are icy but passable. Crews continue to […]

Audubon Parkway is OPEN for both directions in Daviess County

Audubon Parkway is OPEN for both directions in Daviess County

Bill Stephens

February 11th, 2021

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The road is open to traffic at mile marker 18 MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2021) – Utility poles and lines have been cleared from mile marker 18 on the Audubon Parkway in Daviess County. The highway is open to traffic. ************************************************************************************************ Power lines and poles are blocking […]

Gov. Beshear Provides COVID-19 Update

Gov. Beshear Provides COVID-19 Update

Bill Stephens

February 10th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased again to 7.5%. “We are still seeing far too many deaths, but this decreased positivity rate is a really hopeful leading indicator,” said Gov. Beshear. “We have come […]

Bill to preserve historical racing stays on a fast track

Bill to preserve historical racing stays on a fast track

Bill Stephens

February 10th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill meant to preserve wagering on historical racing machines in Kentucky is still on a fast track. The measure cleared a House committee Wednesday, one day after passing the Senate. The bill has one hurdle to clear in the full […]

Green River District Health Department Closed on Thursday, February 11, 2021

Green River District Health Department Closed on Thursday, February 11, 2021

Bill Stephens

February 10th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will be Rescheduled Green River District Health Department prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and employees. Due to the Ice Storm Warning, issued by the National Weather Service, all Green River District Health Department clinics and offices in our seven-county […]

ICE STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR WMSK LISTENING AREA

ICE STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR WMSK LISTENING AREA

Bill Stephens

February 10th, 2021

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...Prolonged icing event expected Today through Thursday... .Significant ice accumulations are expected to produce treacherous, potentially life-threatening travel conditions through Thursday morning. While ice accumulations are expected to be higher over parts of West Kentucky, the southern tip of Illinois, and the Delta region of […]

Special Weather Statement- NWS Paducah

Special Weather Statement- NWS Paducah

Bill Stephens

February 10th, 2021

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Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton- White-Jackson-Williamson-Saline-Gallatin-Union-Johnson-Pope- Hardin-Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh- Warrick-Spencer-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle-Ballard-McCracken-Graves- Livingston-Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell- Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean- Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter- Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid- Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion, Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi, Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown, Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City, Metropolis, Fort Branch, […]

Multi-vehicle Crash Leaves One Union County Man Dead and Another Injured

Multi-vehicle Crash Leaves One Union County Man Dead and Another Injured

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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A multiple-vehicle crash that closed US 60 West during the morning commute has claimed the life of a Union County Man. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Department says the crash at the Henderson/Union County line was reported in at 7:30 this morning. Authorities say it appears […]

UPDATE: U.S. 60 at the Henderson/Union County line is back OPEN

UPDATE: U.S. 60 at the Henderson/Union County line is back OPEN

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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Henderson County Sheriff officials say traffic is flowing again in both directions of US 60 West following a head-on two-vehicle collision during the morning commute. Authorities say two people were transported to area hospitals to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Their conditions […]

Tax Filing Season Begins Feb. 12

Tax Filing Season Begins Feb. 12

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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Kentucky Department of Revenue to begin accepting 2020 tax returns FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2021) –The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) is in the process of finalizing its tax filing processes and procedures, striving to make this the most efficient and safe filing season possible. […]

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Increase with Oil Prices on the Rise

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Increase with Oil Prices on the Rise

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are five cents higher this week at $2.294, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                             $2.294Average price during the week […]