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New Kentucky official reverses ruling on teacher sickouts

New Kentucky official reverses ruling on teacher sickouts

Bill Stephens

January 1st, 2020

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says public school teachers who called in sick to protest legislation at the Capitol in Frankfort did not violate the law. A Monday letter from Beshear’s labor secretary concludes that the teachers were not engaged in an illegal work stoppage, although […]

Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Bill Stephens

January 1st, 2020

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2020 is being rung in around the globe. More than 1 million people descended on Sydney Harbour to see fireworks despite the wildfires ravaging other parts of Australia. In Hong Kong, revelers as well as pro-democracy protesters came out to usher in the new year. […]

Traffic ALERT – The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is closing at 10 a.m., today, due to high winds.

Traffic ALERT – The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is closing at 10 a.m., today, due to high winds.

Bill Stephens

December 30th, 2019

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The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is closing at 10 a.m., today, due to high winds. The ferry is closing due to high winds out of the west that has created hazardous river conditions at the crossing on the Ohio River at navigation mile point 881.0.The weather forecast […]

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases November 2019 Unemployment Report

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases November 2019 Unemployment Report

Bill Stephens

December 20th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2019) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary November 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The preliminary November 2019 jobless rate was up 0.1 percentage points […]

KSP Collects 236 Tons of Food for Kentucky Families

KSP Collects 236 Tons of Food for Kentucky Families

Bill Stephens

December 20th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2019) – The 10th Annual Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive is in the books and raised over 236 tons (473,235 pounds) of food to help Kentucky families. “Due to the generous giving spirit of individuals, businesses, schools and […]

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

Bill Stephens

December 17th, 2019

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Republican Daniel Cameron has been sworn in as the first African American in Kentucky history to serve as its attorney general. Cameron took the oath of office during a ceremony Tuesday in the attorney general’s office at the state Capitol. Cameron is a protege of […]

NWS Special Weather Statement: Slick Spots Possible on the Morning Commute

NWS Special Weather Statement: Slick Spots Possible on the Morning Commute

Bill Stephens

December 17th, 2019

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The National Weather Service in Paducah says light snow overnight has resulted in a very light accumulation across portions of far southern Illinois and northern sections of western Kentucky along the Ohio River early this morning. More than likely, this will just result in wet […]

Barr files for reelection in bid for fifth term in Kentucky

Barr files for reelection in bid for fifth term in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

December 16th, 2019

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Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has filed for reelection seeking a fifth term next year in Kentucky’s 6th District. Barr on Monday stressed his support for President Donald Trump and his ability to help shape legislation despite the GOP’s loss of power in the U.S. […]

Be Fire Safe this Holiday Season

Be Fire Safe this Holiday Season

Bill Stephens

December 16th, 2019

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Follow simple rules to prevent home fires FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2019) — House fires during the holiday season are more frequent, costly and deadly than at any other time of the year. But, there are safety measures that Kentuckians can take to avoid home fires […]

Auditor: Warnings about KentuckyWired project were ignored

Auditor: Warnings about KentuckyWired project were ignored

Bill Stephens

December 16th, 2019

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An audit says Kentucky paid more than $1.3 million to two main outside consultants over three years but largely ignored their concerns about a statewide broadband network project. The report was released Monday by state Auditor Mike Harmon. It details how financial risks for the […]

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

December 16th, 2019

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed for reelection in Kentucky as the Republican seeks a seventh term next year. McConnell on Friday touted his leadership role as an asset for Middle America. He is the longest-serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history. He has tied […]

Lawmakers want former Ky. Gov. Bevin’s pardons investigated

Lawmakers want former Ky. Gov. Bevin’s pardons investigated

Bill Stephens

December 13th, 2019

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Two Kentucky lawmakers are expressing outrage at a spree of pardons issued by former Gov. Matt Bevin. They want the new attorney general to investigate the pardons, including one for a convicted killer whose family held a fundraiser for Bevin last year. Senate Minority Floor […]

Public Health Officials Reporting First Flu-Related Deaths

Public Health Officials Reporting First Flu-Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

December 13th, 2019

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Influenza Activity Level Increased to Widespread FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2019) – Officials with the Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), are reporting the first four flu-related deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season, with flu activity being […]

Office of Highway Safety, KSP remind motorists to plan a ride this holiday season

Office of Highway Safety, KSP remind motorists to plan a ride this holiday season

Bill Stephens

December 13th, 2019

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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ continues through New Year’s Day FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2019) –  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” increased […]

Education chief’s future on agenda for revamped school board

Education chief’s future on agenda for revamped school board

Bill Stephens

December 12th, 2019

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Kentucky’s newly reorganized state school board has convened its first meeting to consider the possible removal of the education commissioner. The new board’s agenda Thursday included “discussion and possible action” to terminate the contract of Wayne Lewis and to possibly appoint an interim commissioner. Gov. […]