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CHFS Invites State Fair Visitors to Donate New Duffle Bags, Backpacks

CHFS Invites State Fair Visitors to Donate New Duffle Bags, Backpacks

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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Bags will go to children coming into foster care FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Visitors to the 2017 Kentucky State Fair can help children in foster care by donating a new duffle bag or backpack at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services […]

Activities Planned Across the State for The Great American Eclipse

Activities Planned Across the State for The Great American Eclipse

WMSK Staff

August 9th, 2017

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From ballgames to concerts, communities are gearing up for this once-in-a-lifetime event FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2017) – With a little less than two weeks left, much of Western Kentucky is gearing up to become the epicenter of the 2017 total solar eclipse. Hopkinsville, in […]

Gov. Bevin Congratulates Students Who Attended Governor’s Scholars Program

Gov. Bevin Congratulates Students Who Attended Governor’s Scholars Program

WMSK Staff

August 9th, 2017

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1,078 high school juniors participated in five-week program FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 9, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated the 1,078 outstanding Kentucky high school rising seniors, representing 118 counties of Kentucky, who received their certificates for completing this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program. “The Governor’s […]

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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Aug. 7, 2017 – The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. […]

Four Troopers From Henderson Post Recognized by Justice Secretary Tilley  At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

Four Troopers From Henderson Post Recognized by Justice Secretary Tilley At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) – Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21. “The past few years […]

MCCONNELL-HEALTH OVERHAUL

MCCONNELL-HEALTH OVERHAUL

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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McConnell says he would consider continuing insurer payments FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly […]

FANCY FARM-GOVERNOR’S RACE

FANCY FARM-GOVERNOR’S RACE

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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Beshear, Adkins use Fancy Farm as test for 2019 FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Two prominent Kentucky Democrats’ appearance at Fancy Farm has increased speculation about the 2019 governor’s race. Attorney General Andy Beshear and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins were prominent speakers at the […]

Ky. State Police Needs Votes

Ky. State Police Needs Votes

WMSK Staff

August 4th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 4, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018. In anticipation of this milestone, the agency is seeking the support from Kentucky citizens for a special project to recognize its long service to the Commonwealth. KSP […]

COAL DEATHS INCREASE

COAL DEATHS INCREASE

WMSK Staff

August 3rd, 2017

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Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to […]

Union County Grand Jury August 2017 Indictments

Union County Grand Jury August 2017 Indictments

WMSK Staff

August 2nd, 2017

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During the August 2017 session, the Union County Grand Jury indicted eight individuals on various charges. The individuals indicted Tuesday are as follows: David R. Brightman; Trafficking in Controlled Substance <2GMS (Methamphetamine), First Degree, First Offense. Bobby Gene Collins; Convicted Felon in Possession of a […]

Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky

Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A retired fighter pilot says she will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in Kentucky’s 6th District. Amy McGrath announced her candidacy on Tuesday with an online video touting her military career. She’s one of several of military veterans across the […]

Inmate Escapes From Ohio County Jail

Inmate Escapes From Ohio County Jail

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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McKenney Escaped Through a Faulty Magnetic Door EDITOR’S NOTE: Digital Images Included HARTFORD, Ky. (July 30, 2017) – Kentucky State Police troopers were notified by officials at the Ohio County Detention Center of an escaped inmate. The preliminary investigation reveals 48 year-old Arnold Ray McKenney […]

Kentucky’s worst-ever mine disaster to be remembered Friday in Clay

Kentucky’s worst-ever mine disaster to be remembered Friday in Clay

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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CLAY, Kentucky — The 100th anniversary of the worst coal-mining accident in Kentucky’s history will be solemnly commemorated at a ceremony this Friday evening in Webster County. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1917, 153 men and teenage boys were proceeding to their work […]

‘Ag Tag’ Donations Soared to Nearly $630,000 in 2017, Shattering Previous Records

‘Ag Tag’ Donations Soared to Nearly $630,000 in 2017, Shattering Previous Records

WMSK Staff

July 31st, 2017

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Commissioner Quarles Praises ‘Giving Spirit’ of Kentucky Farmers FRANKFORT (July 31, 2017) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated […]

Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers  At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

WMSK Staff

July 25th, 2017

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KSP announces top Trooper, Detective, CVE Officer and other awards LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) – Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, […]