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Lawmakers delve into budget challenges for 2021 session

Lawmakers delve into budget challenges for 2021 session

Bill Stephens

November 11th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers are delving into the challenges of crafting a new state budget expected to be strained by spending demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak. State Budget Director John Hicks made a presentation to a legislative panel Tuesday. He pointed to […]

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Encourages Seat Belt Use as Holidays Approach

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Encourages Seat Belt Use as Holidays Approach

Bill Stephens

November 11th, 2020

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Motorists reminded to buckle up, enforcement heightened Nov. 16-29 FRANKFORT, Ky.  (Nov. 10, 2020) – As we enter the holiday season, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is joining law enforcement around the Commonwealth for the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The federally-funded […]

Deaconess statement about local and regional COVID-19 trends

Deaconess statement about local and regional COVID-19 trends

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2020

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Statement from Deaconess Local and regional COVID-19 trends are very concerning. Deaconess is experiencing the highest volumes of COVID-19 patients to date, with multiple hospitals approaching capacity.  Yesterday, Deaconess Regional Laboratory tested more than 1,450 people—a record-high number; over the past six days, we have […]

Scholarship programs helps adults finish associate degrees

Scholarship programs helps adults finish associate degrees

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new statewide campaign is promoting a scholarship program that helps adults finish their associate degrees. The new campaign announced by Gov. Andy Beshear’s office is called “Never Underestimate You!” and promotes the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. The scholarship covers the […]

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches Online Classes to Keep Kentuckians Safe and Save Them Time

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches Online Classes to Keep Kentuckians Safe and Save Them Time

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2020

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State traffic school, graduated driver license course going virtual until February FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Following red zone reduction recommendations to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Division of Driver Licensing will be offering virtual state traffic school and graduated driver licensing […]

GRDHD Reports 115 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 115 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2020

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On Monday, November 9, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 115 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 62 in Daviess County, 6 in Hancock County, 20 in Henderson County, 8 in McLean County, 8 in Ohio County, 5 in Union County, and 6 […]

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Advisory for Kentuckians

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Advisory for Kentuckians

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2020

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Five health plans currently unavailable on federal health insurance marketplace FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Through Dec. 15, 2020, Kentuckians in 120 counties may enroll in health insurance coverage that takes effect Jan. 1, 2021. Enrollment is open on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, with […]

Gov. Beshear: Dangerous Rise in Cases Requires Red Zone Counties to Take Urgent Action

Gov. Beshear: Dangerous Rise in Cases Requires Red Zone Counties to Take Urgent Action

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Kentuckians that at this time we face significant danger from COVID-19. Eighty counties are in the red zone as cases, hospitalizations and deaths increase rapidly. Monday’s positivity rate was the highest since May 5. “If […]

Gov. Beshear Announces Highest Weekly COVID-19 Case Total, Urges Kentuckians to Act

Gov. Beshear Announces Highest Weekly COVID-19 Case Total, Urges Kentuckians to Act

Bill Stephens

November 9th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky’s highest test positivity rate in more than half […]

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

Bill Stephens

November 7th, 2020

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The Associated Press declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST.  The AP called the race for Biden, who held a 30,952-vote lead after it determined that the remaining ballots left to be counted would not allow Trump to […]

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

Bill Stephens

November 7th, 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. Biden vanquished his Republican foe after a campaign as bitter and divisive as Trump’s own presidential term. Victories in “blue wall” northern industrial states propelled […]

GRDHD Reports 69 Additional COVID-19 Cases & 2 COVID-19 Related Deaths

GRDHD Reports 69 Additional COVID-19 Cases & 2 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

November 7th, 2020

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On Friday, November 6, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 69 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 27 in Daviess County, 4 in Hancock County, 21 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 5 in Union County, and 11 in Webster County. The […]

Gov. Beshear: Red Zone Communities Must Work Together Against Virus

Gov. Beshear: Red Zone Communities Must Work Together Against Virus

Bill Stephens

November 7th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2020) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear said communities in red zone counties must work together to defeat an alarming spike in COVID-19. Today, the Governor reported Kentucky’s highest COVID-19 test positivity rate since June 1 and its third highest number of […]

…Winter Weather Preparedness Campaigns for our Region…

…Winter Weather Preparedness Campaigns for our Region…

Bill Stephens

November 7th, 2020

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As the winter months approach, so will the chances for very cold temperatures, snow, freezingrain, sleet, strong winds and the impacts from those weather elements. In preparation for theupcoming winter, the NWS in Paducah and its partners will hold winter weather preparednesscampaigns for each of […]

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Unveils 2020-21 Schedule

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Unveils 2020-21 Schedule

Bill Stephens

November 7th, 2020

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The Wildcats’ schedule will feature nine nonconference opponents and 18 SEC games LEXINGTON, Ky. – Adjusting to the new start date for the 2020-21 season, as approved by the NCAA Division I Council, the Kentucky men’s basketball team has revised and released an updated and completed schedule […]