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Official: 3 die in crash on western Kentucky highway

Official: 3 die in crash on western Kentucky highway

Bill Stephens

July 26th, 2019

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official says three people have died in a crash on a western Kentucky highway. News outlets report the three-vehicle crash occurred Friday morning on the Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County. Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham told WKRN-TV that […]

State releases county unemployment data for June 2019

State releases county unemployment data for June 2019

Bill Stephens

July 26th, 2019

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  FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 25, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 55 Kentucky counties between June 2018 and June 2019, rose in 51 and stayed the same in 14 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce […]

Beshear: 50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

Beshear: 50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

Bill Stephens

July 22nd, 2019

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Up to $425 million in consumer restitution following investigation into 2017 data breach FRANKFORT, KY. (July 22, 2019) – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general, has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into […]

Ellis Park cancels Saturday’s racing (in addition to today) because of extreme heat advisory

Ellis Park cancels Saturday’s racing (in addition to today) because of extreme heat advisory

Bill Stephens

July 19th, 2019

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Track remains open for simulcasting and HHR gaming. Officials are optimistic there will racing Sunday. HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, July 19 2019) — Ellis Park has canceled live racing for Saturday’s card out of precaution given the forecast for extreme heat in the Tri-State area. The […]

AAA: Summer Heat Takes a Toll on Car Batteries

AAA: Summer Heat Takes a Toll on Car Batteries

Bill Stephens

July 19th, 2019

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Club advises vehicle owners to practice some T.L.C. under the hood to avoid roadside breakdowns With temperatures expected to soar as high as the triple digits this weekend, AAA East Central remind motorists that the heat has the potential to kill more batteries than the winter […]

Ellis Park cancels Friday’s racing because of extreme heat advisory

Ellis Park cancels Friday’s racing because of extreme heat advisory

Bill Stephens

July 18th, 2019

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Post-race band also canceled but track open for simulcasting, gaming. No decision has been made on Saturday’s live racing card HENDERSON, Ky. (Thursday, July 18, 2019) — Ellis Park has canceled racing for Friday’s card out of precaution given the forecast for extreme heat in […]

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases June 2019 unemployment report

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases June 2019 unemployment report

Bill Stephens

July 18th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 18, 2019) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 2019 unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for June 2019 was up from the […]

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY

Bill Stephens

July 18th, 2019

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….. * TEMPERATURE… Maximum afternoon heat index values from around 105 to 110 degrees are expected Thursday through Sunday. * IMPACTS… Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken. The very young, the elderly, those […]

State Health Officials Issue Safety Guidelines for Warmer Temperatures

State Health Officials Issue Safety Guidelines for Warmer Temperatures

Bill Stephens

July 18th, 2019

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High temperatures can lead to serious heat-related illness FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jul. 19, 2019) – Health officials with the Department for Public Health (DPH), located within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), urge the public to take steps to avoid injury and illness during […]

Vote Kentucky State Police as 2019 Best Looking Cruiser

Vote Kentucky State Police as 2019 Best Looking Cruiser

Bill Stephens

July 17th, 2019

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Photo Competition Unleashing Horsepower in More Ways than One FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2019) – KSP seeks to retain the national title for ‘Best Looking Cruiser’ and needs your vote in the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) annual contest. Competing against state law enforcement agencies […]

Kentucky coal company files for bankruptcy

Kentucky coal company files for bankruptcy

Bill Stephens

July 16th, 2019

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A coal company with mines in Kentucky and West Virginia has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Blackhawk mining says in a release that the restructuring will allow it to eliminate more than 60 percent of its debt. The company has 10 […]

Traffic ADVISORY-Breton Road Rail Crossing in WEBSTER County Closed for Emergency Repairs

Traffic ADVISORY-Breton Road Rail Crossing in WEBSTER County Closed for Emergency Repairs

Bill Stephens

July 16th, 2019

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CSX Railroad plans to close Breton Road in WEBSTER County today, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Breton Road will be closed about halfway between US 41 and KY 1835 to allow emergency rail repairs starting about 9:00 a.m., CDT, on Tuesday.   Breton Road is expected […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Start Date of Special Session to Pass Quasi-Agency and University Pension Relief Bill

Gov. Bevin Announces Start Date of Special Session to Pass Quasi-Agency and University Pension Relief Bill

Bill Stephens

July 15th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that he will convene the Kentucky General Assembly into special session, beginning this Friday, July 19 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Since the conclusion of the 2019 Regular Session, Gov. Bevin and his team have worked […]

LOUISVILLE ARCHBISHOP-CANCER

LOUISVILLE ARCHBISHOP-CANCER

Bill Stephens

July 15th, 2019

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Kentucky city’s Catholic archbishop is battling cancer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Catholic archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced that he’s battling bladder cancer. Seventy-two-year-old Joseph Kurtz has served as archbishop since 2007. He says he will undergo at least 12 weeks of immunotherapy and […]

Hazardous Weather Outlook for WMSK Listening Area

Hazardous Weather Outlook for WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

July 15th, 2019

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The National Weather Service office in Paducah has issued this Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. DAY ONE… Today and Tonight Heavy rainfall will spread north across the region today into tonight. The heaviest rainfall should […]