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Kentucky farm income rebounds from 2016 levels

Kentucky farm income rebounds from 2016 levels

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Agricultural economists say farm income in Kentucky has rebounded from 2016 levels, but remains well below record figures earlier in the decade. The University of Kentucky ag economists on Thursday predicted 2017 farm cash receipts to reach $5.6 billion, which would […]

Christmas holiday events offered at Kentucky parks

Christmas holiday events offered at Kentucky parks

WMSK Staff

November 21st, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Parks system is gearing up for the Christmas season by offering candlelight tours, special meals and entertainment. Parks officials say special Christmas tours are planned at such historic homes as Waveland, White Hall and My Old Kentucky Home. […]

KSP Stepping Up Enforcement Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

KSP Stepping Up Enforcement Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

WMSK Staff

November 21st, 2017

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A Significant Amount of Travelers are Expected to Hit the Roads     HENDERSON, Ky. – (November 20, 2017) — Historically, the Thanksgiving Holiday travel is one of the busiest and deadliest holidays of the year.  AAA estimates nearly 51 million travelers will journey 50 […]

Evansville-area methamphetamine drug trafficking organization dismantled – US Attroney’s Ofiice

Evansville-area methamphetamine drug trafficking organization dismantled – US Attroney’s Ofiice

WMSK Staff

November 16th, 2017

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Evansville – United States Attorney Josh Minkler today announced federal criminal charges against 14 individuals for their role in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking ring. “Drug dealing fuels much of the violence that plagues many of our communities,” said Minkler. “My goal is to make Evansville […]

State Budget Director Calls for Cavanaugh Macdonald to Redo KTRS Pension Bill Analysis

State Budget Director Calls for Cavanaugh Macdonald to Redo KTRS Pension Bill Analysis

WMSK Staff

November 14th, 2017

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State Budget Director Calls for Cavanaugh Macdonald to Redo KTRS Pension Bill Analysis FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2017) – State Budget Director John Chilton will call upon Cavanaugh Macdonald to redo its analysis of the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) pension bill utilizing a more appropriate set of […]

Cut your own Christmas trees at Land Between Lakes

Cut your own Christmas trees at Land Between Lakes

WMSK Staff

November 14th, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering free Christmas trees to those who want to visit and cut them down. A statement from Land Between the Lakes says permits and guidelines can be obtained online Nov. 25-Dec. 24 […]

Southbound Twin Bridge to be closed for paving -Daytime Traffic Pattern Changing on Fix for 41 Project -INDOT

Southbound Twin Bridge to be closed for paving -Daytime Traffic Pattern Changing on Fix for 41 Project -INDOT

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2017

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a change in the traffic pattern on the Fix for 41 bridge rehab project. Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 14, contractors will begin paving on the southbound Ohio River Crossing between Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky. During […]

101st Airborne soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

101st Airborne soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2017

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division has died in Iraq from what the Department of Defense says were injuries sustained during a non-combat-related incident. The Department of Defense said in a news release Sunday that 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer […]

The Latest: Attorney says attack on Paul was not political

The Latest: Attorney says attack on Paul was not political

WMSK Staff

November 7th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of assaulting U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says the attack was not politically motivated but was a regrettable dispute he said most people would regard as trivial. Matthew Baker sent a statement to The Associated Press […]

Gov. Bevin Declares October 30th Mine Rescue Day 

Gov. Bevin Declares October 30th Mine Rescue Day 

WMSK Staff

October 30th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin has declared Oct. 30, 2017 as Mine Rescue Day in Kentucky in honor of the mine-rescue team members who risk their lives performing rescues during mine emergencies. Throughout Kentucky’s history, these trained miners have been called upon to […]

KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips

KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips

WMSK Staff

October 24th, 2017

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KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips Nice Fall Weather My Increase Pedestrian Traffic     HENDERSON, Ky, (October 23, 2017) – Trick-or-treaters, parents, motorists and homeowners all play an important role in keeping Halloween safe.  Troopers with the Kentucky State Police offer the following tips for […]