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Beshear faces suit from ousted state school board members

Beshear faces suit from ousted state school board members

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2019

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For nearly four years as attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor. The […]

Remembrance ceremony planned at relocated Gander Memorial

Remembrance ceremony planned at relocated Gander Memorial

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2019

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The 101st Airborne Division will host its first remembrance service at the recently relocated Gander Memorial. A statement from Fort Campbell says the ceremony for 248 soldiers and eight crew members killed 34 years ago in a plane crash will be held Thursday at the […]

Record number of deer killed during Kentucky gun season

Record number of deer killed during Kentucky gun season

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2019

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Hunters have killed a record number of deer in Kentucky during the recent gun season. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says hunters killed about 107,000 deer during the 16-day season that ended on Nov. 24. That’s up from the approximately 106,800 deer killed […]

Democrat Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

Democrat Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2019

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Democrat Andy Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky’s governor during a private ceremony early Tuesday, just after midnight in the Governor’s Mansion. Beshear follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve Beshear, whose two terms as governor preceded the one four-year term of Republican Matt […]

Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions

Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2019

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A report from a national watchdog group says a cut to the tax that coal companies pay to fund a trust for sick miners will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. The Washington-based group Taxpayers for Common Sense released a report that says the Black Lung […]

Henderson Community College Celebrates End of Fall 2019 Semester

Henderson Community College Celebrates End of Fall 2019 Semester

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2019

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Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Preston Arts Center located at 2660 South Green Street. The ceremony begins at 7:00 PM. Dr. Jason Warren, President and […]

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

Bill Stephens

December 9th, 2019

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The […]

Upcoming new look and production of Kentucky license plates to drive efficiencies

Upcoming new look and production of Kentucky license plates to drive efficiencies

Bill Stephens

December 9th, 2019

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KYTC selects vendor to switch from embossed plates to flat surface FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2019) –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is making major progress to introduce a modernized license plate manufacturing process in late 2020 after entering into a recent agreement with Intellectual Technologies […]

Kentucky paid $600K for probe but not known what it produced

Kentucky paid $600K for probe but not known what it produced

Bill Stephens

December 9th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An Indiana law firm has been paid at least $600,000 by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration for an investigation of former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration. The Lexington Herald-Leader obtained the information through an Open Records Act. The Bevin administration refuses to […]

Kentucky’s outgoing GOP governor leaving with parting shots

Kentucky’s outgoing GOP governor leaving with parting shots

Bill Stephens

December 6th, 2019

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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has unleashed a spree of attacks against his successor just days before handing over power. The outbursts showed the abrasive side of a personality that at times overshadowed his one term in office and contributed to his downfall. In rapid-fire […]

Beshear fills more high-level jobs for his administration

Beshear fills more high-level jobs for his administration

Bill Stephens

December 6th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear has filled several more high-level jobs in his upcoming administration. The appointments announced Friday include giving La Tasha Buckner a second key role as Beshear’s chief of staff. The governor-elect previously named her as his general counsel. […]

KSP Arrests Sturgis Man

KSP Arrests Sturgis Man

Bill Stephens

December 4th, 2019

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Providence, KY (Webster County) – On December 1, 2019 at approximately 10:04 AM, Trooper Ridge Porter of Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville observed a male operating a 2000 Buick Park Avenue while not wearing his seatbelt. Trooper Porter initiated a traffic stop on the […]

Webster County Man Charged With Rape

Webster County Man Charged With Rape

Bill Stephens

December 3rd, 2019

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A 19 year old Webster County man has been arrested on a charge of first degree rape. The Henderson County Sheriff’s office says the  charge against Valik Cameron Bellis of Locust Street in Providence stems from an incident earlier this year. Authorities say Bellis allegedly […]

UN Security Council to head to Washington, and Kentucky

UN Security Council to head to Washington, and Kentucky

Bill Stephens

December 2nd, 2019

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council is set to meet with President Donald Trump over lunch Thursday, then travel this month to a part of the U.S. that’s off the beaten path for diplomats: Ambassador Kelly Craft’s home state of Kentucky. Craft […]

Roads closed due to high water in District 2 – as of 6 pm Dec. 1st

Roads closed due to high water in District 2 – as of 6 pm Dec. 1st

Bill Stephens

December 2nd, 2019

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Dec 1, 2019) – The following roads are closed due to high water. Motorists are strongly encouraged to turn around and seek alternate routes when they encounter a road that has been barricaded. Henderson County: KY 812 between mile markers 4 and 5 […]