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At Evansville Rally, Trump Urges Indiana Voters to Unseat Sen. Donnelly

At Evansville Rally, Trump Urges Indiana Voters to Unseat Sen. Donnelly

Bill Stephens

August 31st, 2018

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Casting the midterms as a referendum on his agenda, President Donald Trump urged Indiana voters to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, saying the vulnerable Democrat is “not going to vote for us on anything.” Trump, who is kicking up his campaign […]

Governor Proclaims September as Preparedness Month

Governor Proclaims September as Preparedness Month

Bill Stephens

August 30th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 30, 2018) – In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky. Kentucky Emergency Management urges Kentuckians to “BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN – MAKE A KIT.” Visit https://www.ready.gov/september for […]

Henderson Community College Top Choice for Area High School Graduates

Henderson Community College Top Choice for Area High School Graduates

WMSK Staff

August 28th, 2018

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Henderson, KY – Recently received data from the Kentucky Center for Statistics shows that Henderson Community College (HCC) remains the top choice for higher education for Henderson County High School and Union County High School graduates. This data also shows that these students attending HCC […]

Kentucky nonconference schedule includes visit to Louisville

Kentucky nonconference schedule includes visit to Louisville

Bill Stephens

August 24th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will visit rival Louisville as part of its nonconference schedule. The Wildcats will play the Cardinals on Dec. 29 in the series’ return to a Saturday date after consecutive weekday contests. Kentucky hosts neighboring Transylvania (Oct. 26) and Indiana University-Pennsylvania […]

New federal maritime office to open in western Kentucky

New federal maritime office to open in western Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 24th, 2018

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FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — A new federal maritime office is opening in Kentucky. News outlets report U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby announced the new Gateway Office in Paducah on Thursday. A Maritime Administration release says Paducah’s proximity to […]

State releases county unemployment data for July 2018

State releases county unemployment data for July 2018

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2018) – Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between July 2017 and July 2018 and rose in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded […]

Six Kentucky State Parks Recognized With Kentucky Living “Best in Kentucky” Awards

Six Kentucky State Parks Recognized With Kentucky Living “Best in Kentucky” Awards

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2018) – Six Kentucky State Parks were recognized in Kentucky Living magazine’s “Best in Kentucky” Awards announced Thursday at the 2018 Kentucky State Fair: Cumberland Falls, Natural Bridge, My Old Kentucky Home, Fort Boonesborough, Green River Lake, and John James Audubon. […]

Henderson Police Release Identities of Those Involved in Wednesday Night Fatality Accident

Henderson Police Release Identities of Those Involved in Wednesday Night Fatality Accident

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2018

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Henderson City Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond has issued the following release concerning Wednesday night’s multi-vehicle crash on US 41 North: Involved Person(s): Unit 1 – Driver – Wilber Smith 80YOA Providence, KY Passenger – Claudia Smith 80YOA Providence, KY Passenger – Deborah Newman […]

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Update on Daytime Work Zone Restriction on Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridges

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Update on Daytime Work Zone Restriction on Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridges

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2018

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UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson for FRIDAY & MONDAY: The inspection team working on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville has made good progress on the NORTHBOUND bridge, today. This will allow […]

Kentucky aluminum smelter returning to full production

Kentucky aluminum smelter returning to full production

WMSK Staff

August 22nd, 2018

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HAWESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum producer has begun the return to full production at its smelter in Kentucky, which is planned to open up hundreds of new jobs. Century Aluminum said in a news release the ceremony Wednesday at Hawesville marks the return to […]

Traffic ADVISORY – UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson August 21-24

Traffic ADVISORY – UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson August 21-24

Bill Stephens

August 21st, 2018

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UPDATE on Daytime Work Zone Lane Restriction Planned on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson August 21-24 Due to a mechanical issue with the Under Bridge Inspection Vehicle (UBIV), the lane restriction planned for today on the Northbound lanes of the US 41 Twin Bridges […]

Kentucky law enforcement joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

Kentucky law enforcement joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2018

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‘‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ runs Aug. 17-Sept. 3 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) – As the Labor Day weekend approaches, families and friends are making plans to celebrate the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time […]

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff Saturday in Honor of Korean War Serviceman PFC Joe Elmore

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff Saturday in Honor of Korean War Serviceman PFC Joe Elmore

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during the Korean War but whose remains […]

ELLIS PARK ACCREDITED BY NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE,  MAKING KENTUCKY FULLY ACCREDITED AT ALL THOROUGHBRED TRACKS

ELLIS PARK ACCREDITED BY NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE, MAKING KENTUCKY FULLY ACCREDITED AT ALL THOROUGHBRED TRACKS

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday, August 16, 2018) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, bringing the number of active accreditations to 24 racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, including […]

Wickliffe Paper Mill to Reopen,  Employ 500 in West Kentucky

Wickliffe Paper Mill to Reopen, Employ 500 in West Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2018

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Global Win to buy Verso facility in Ballard County for first US operation FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Global Win Wickliffe LLC, a Chinese-owned paper products manufacturer, will reopen the former Verso Corp. mill in west Kentucky’s Ballard County […]