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Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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PROVIDENCE, Ky. (AP) — A former police officer in western Kentucky has been charged in federal court with willfully violating the civil rights of a person and filing a false report. A release from the U.S. Department of Justice says former police officer William Dukes […]

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Temperatures are on the rise this week and KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children […]

Union County Sheriff’s Department and Morganfield Police Department arrest man suspected of Drug Trafficking.

Union County Sheriff’s Department and Morganfield Police Department arrest man suspected of Drug Trafficking.

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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On 6/9/2017 at approximately 1643 pm, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Morganfield Police Department responded to 169 Enterprlse Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. Officers were given consent to search the residence. The search revealed a handgun with silencer attached, […]

CPR Training: Cardiac Arrest Survival Depends on It

CPR Training: Cardiac Arrest Survival Depends on It

WMSK Staff

June 9th, 2017

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Mary Kuhlman Kentucky News Connection FRANKFORT, Ky. – Every year more than 350,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest in a location other than a hospital, and for every one of them, survival depends on someone immediately stepping up to administer CPR. According to the American Heart […]

Limited experience noted among coal miners who died

Limited experience noted among coal miners who died

WMSK Staff

June 9th, 2017

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BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say seven U.S. coal miners have died in accidents so far this year, compared with eight deaths all last year, most involving miners with less than one year of experience at that particular mine and that particular job. Tim […]

Kentucky hospitals say drug overdoses constrain resources

Kentucky hospitals say drug overdoses constrain resources

WMSK Staff

June 6th, 2017

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(Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com) OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Amid the opioid epidemic in Kentucky, hospitals say overdoses have strained emergency rooms. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that Kentucky hospital officials say drug overdose cases require intervention and critical care, tying up resources. According to the […]

Morganfeld and Sturgis Chambers of Commerce merge to form Union County Chamber

Morganfeld and Sturgis Chambers of Commerce merge to form Union County Chamber

WMSK Staff

June 5th, 2017

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Two chambers merge to form Union County Chamber of Commerce MORGANFIELD, Ky. — After years of consideration and months of meetings, the Morganfield and Sturgis chambers of commerce have merged to create the new Union County Chamber of Commerce. “We want to have a unified […]

HCC Schedules News Conference

HCC Schedules News Conference

WMSK Staff

June 5th, 2017

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Henderson Community College Introduces Early College Academy Pilot (Henderson) KY- Henderson Community College will host a press conference on Tuesday, June 6th 2017 10:00 AM in the Cyber Café located in the Sullivan Technology Building on the campus of Henderson Community College. Henderson Community College […]

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 3rd

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 3rd

WMSK Staff

June 2nd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Saturday, June 3rd is National Trails Day in Kentucky and across the United States. Hosted and organized by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is a nationally coordinated event to draw attention to trail systems all across the […]

Kentucky to Celebrate 225th Birthday

Kentucky to Celebrate 225th Birthday

WMSK Staff

May 31st, 2017

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Events throughout the Commonwealth scheduled to celebrate anniversary of statehood FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 31, 2017) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism, among others throughout the state, will celebrate Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood on June 1. Additional events will honor the Commonwealth during the course […]

MPD arrest couple on charges of Trafficking Marijuana and Wanton Endangerment

MPD arrest couple on charges of Trafficking Marijuana and Wanton Endangerment

WMSK Staff

May 31st, 2017

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On the Evening of May 30, 2017 Sonja Martin and Dakota Harris was stopped by Lt. Colonel Vos for a Traffic Violation. During the stop Officer Vos detected an odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. Sergeant McCallister responded to assist with a search of […]

Solar Eclipse Business Training Seminar Free to Area Businesses

Solar Eclipse Business Training Seminar Free to Area Businesses

WMSK Staff

May 30th, 2017

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Hopkinsville Solar Eclipse coordinators partner with Christian County Chamber of Commerce to promote preparedness City of Hopkinsville in partnership with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business training seminar on Wednesday, May 31st from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Murray State Regional Campus located […]

Turn Lane Restriction at Henderson Community College starting Wednesday May 31, 2017

Turn Lane Restriction at Henderson Community College starting Wednesday May 31, 2017

WMSK Staff

May 30th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans turn lane restrictions at the US 60/KY 425 Bypass intersection at HENDERSON starting Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The contractor plans to close the US 60 eastbound right turn lane to the KY 425 Henderson Bypass. […]

MPD and UCSO arrest man for Assault 4th Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

MPD and UCSO arrest man for Assault 4th Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

WMSK Staff

May 30th, 2017

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Sergeant McCallister of the Morganfield Police Department and Deputy Heady of the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of E. Lyon for an ongoing domestic disturbance. Larry A. Overfield, 42, was placed under arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st […]

Kentucky funeral services set for ex-MotoGP champion Hayden

Kentucky funeral services set for ex-MotoGP champion Hayden

WMSK Staff

May 28th, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Funeral services have been arranged in Kentucky for motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden, who died in Italy five days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle. The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announced Hayden’s death on May 22. The 35-year-old […]