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Florida couple arrested in Morganfield charged with identity theft, motor vehicle theft and other offenses

Florida couple arrested in Morganfield charged with identity theft, motor vehicle theft and other offenses

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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Two Florida residents are facing numerous charges after Morganfield Police say the couple was found in possession of numerous stolen credit cards, stolen personal information and machines used to steal credit card information.

Morganfield Police investigation continues of armed robbery at 5th Third Bank, subject still at large

Morganfield Police investigation continues of armed robbery at 5th Third Bank, subject still at large

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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Morganfield Police have released the details of the armed bank robbery that occurred Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank, a story you heard first reported by WMSK News.

Ex-coal CEO conviction stirs tougher safety penalty talks

Ex-coal CEO conviction stirs tougher safety penalty talks

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship will spend a year behind bars — if that — in the wake of an explosion at a mine in southern West Virginia that killed 29 miners in 2010.

KYTC: Water Over the Road Report for Henderson and Webster Counties

KYTC: Water Over the Road Report for Henderson and Webster Counties

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are reporting some road closures in Henderson and Webster counties due to high water caused by severe storms that moved through the tri-county area Wednesday afternoon.

Cave-In-Rock Ferry resumes service

Cave-In-Rock Ferry resumes service

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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The Cave-In-Rock Ferry in Crittenden County has resumed service.

Last 2 victims identified in Christian Co. triple killing

Last 2 victims identified in Christian Co. triple killing

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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PEMBROKE, Ky. (AP) — The Christian County Sheriff's Department has released the identities of two bodies found inside a badly burned car discovered in a field near Pembroke.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to unveil budget on Jan. 26

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to unveil budget on Jan. 26

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will make his first budget request to the state's General Assembly on Jan. 26.

Old Christmas trees to be used for fish habitat

Old Christmas trees to be used for fish habitat

Bill Stephens

December 24th, 2015

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting donated Christmas trees after the holidays to use as underwater habitat for fish.

Union County Storm Damage Reports

Union County Storm Damage Reports

Bill Stephens

December 23rd, 2015

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Strong winds from a storm that moved through the area around 1:00 this afternoon damaged buildings, downed trees and powerlines in several locations in Union County.

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Closed Due to High Winds

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Closed Due to High Winds

Bill Stephens

December 23rd, 2015

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The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to high winds. A line of thunderstorms moving through the region is likely to keep the ferry closed for the remainder of the day.

Owensboro Police investigating armed robbery at gas station

Owensboro Police investigating armed robbery at gas station

Bill Stephens

December 23rd, 2015

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Authorities in Owensboro are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station.

Kentucky State Police Are Investigating Reports Of A Person with A Firearm At The CHR Building In Frankfort

Kentucky State Police Are Investigating Reports Of A Person with A Firearm At The CHR Building In Frankfort

Bill Stephens

December 23rd, 2015

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(Frankfort, Ky.) – Kentucky State Police Post 12 is investigating a complaint of a man who may have been in possession of a gun at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHR) Building.

November 2015 jobless rates for Crittenden, Henderson, Union and Webster countiesttenden, Henderson and Webster Counties

November 2015 jobless rates for Crittenden, Henderson, Union and Webster countiesttenden, Henderson and Webster Counties

Bill Stephens

December 23rd, 2015

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Unemployment rates fell in 92 Kentucky counties between November 2014 and November 2015, rose in 23 counties, including Union County, and remained the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Morganfield man charged in connection to local burglaries

Morganfield man charged in connection to local burglaries

Bill Stephens

December 23rd, 2015

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Morganfield Police Sergeant Geoffrey Deibler tells WMSK News 29 year old Alex Holt was arrested over the weekend following an investigation conducted by Detective Chad Vos.

Authorities investigating fire at Ky. detention center

Authorities investigating fire at Ky. detention center

Bill Stephens

December 23rd, 2015

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MT. VERNON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire at the Rockcastle County Detention Center that caused some inmates and staff to be treated for smoke inhalation.