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Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control

Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control

Bill Stephens

July 12th, 2019

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — A fishing method originally developed in China will be used to remove invasive Asian carp from Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. The “unified method” of fishing drives carp through a series of large nets into a containment area, where they […]

Gov. Bevin, Lawmakers Propose Legislation Prohibiting ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Kentucky

Gov. Bevin, Lawmakers Propose Legislation Prohibiting ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

July 12th, 2019

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Legislation supports local law enforcement, ensures vital cooperation between local, state and federal partners on illegal immigration FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2019) – Today, Gov. Matt Bevin furthered his commitment to “serve those who serve us” by joining state lawmakers, members of the Lexington Fraternal Order […]

Distillery Runoff Should Not Cause Issues For Local Residents

Distillery Runoff Should Not Cause Issues For Local Residents

Bill Stephens

July 12th, 2019

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Officials with the Henderson Water Utility says the community has nothing to be concerned about when it comes to the runoff from the Jim Beam Distillery fire earlier this month. It appears the leading edge of the spill will reach the Henderson area sometime this […]

Nurse strike teams providing Hepatitis A vaccines at jails, other facilities for at-risk population

Nurse strike teams providing Hepatitis A vaccines at jails, other facilities for at-risk population

Bill Stephens

July 12th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2019) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, has deployed a strike team of nurses to administer Hepatitis A vaccines at jails and other locations. Since April, the team has provided more than 2,100 […]

Land Between the Lakes campground reopened following storm

Land Between the Lakes campground reopened following storm

Bill Stephens

July 11th, 2019

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says a popular campground that was closed after a storm last month has been reopened. The park said in a statement that the June 21 storm damaged Energy Lake Campground, which was near […]

Traffic ADVISORY – US 60 Near Henderson-Union County Line to Close Later This Month.

Traffic ADVISORY – US 60 Near Henderson-Union County Line to Close Later This Month.

Bill Stephens

July 11th, 2019

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of US 60 near the Union-Henderson County Line starting Monday, July 22, 2019. This closure along US 60 from the 24 mile marker to the 26 mile marker in Union County is to […]

Sheriff: Toddler dies after left in car for hours in Indiana

Sheriff: Toddler dies after left in car for hours in Indiana

Bill Stephens

July 10th, 2019

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff says a child has died after being left in a car for several hours on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says his office received a call of a medical […]

Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell’s US Senate seat

Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell’s US Senate seat

Bill Stephens

July 9th, 2019

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath, whose campaign announcement video in her House race […]

Prize money surges for horsemen racing at Churchill Downs

Prize money surges for horsemen racing at Churchill Downs

Bill Stephens

July 8th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says its new gaming venue is already paying dividends for horsemen racing at the Louisville track. Track officials say Churchill paid a record $32.2 million in prize money to horsemen during its recently ended spring meet. It was up […]

Anonymous letter revealed issues in retired judge’s death

Anonymous letter revealed issues in retired judge’s death

Bill Stephens

July 5th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Details about the nursing home death of a retired Kentucky judge were revealed in an anonymous letter sent to his grieving wife weeks after his burial. The Courier Journal reports the letter signed “concerned citizen” said the Masonic Homes of Kentucky […]

Gold Star mom sings National Anthem at Ellis Park; July 4th performance honors Daviess County native killed in Afghanistan

Gold Star mom sings National Anthem at Ellis Park; July 4th performance honors Daviess County native killed in Afghanistan

Bill Stephens

July 5th, 2019

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‘It puts a name with a face to what freedom really costs’ – Cathy Mullins HENDERSON, Ky. — As America celebrated her birthday Thursday, Ellis Park’s National Anthem singer served as a poignant reminder that freedom isn’t free. Cathy Mullins of Owensboro was Ellis Park’s […]

Beshear releases plan to boost veterans’ job opportunities

Beshear releases plan to boost veterans’ job opportunities

Bill Stephens

July 3rd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear has released a plan to improve job opportunities for military veterans in his first major policy rollout as his party’s nominee for Kentucky governor. Beshear said Tuesday his plan will increase access to job-skills training for veterans. The […]

New Kentucky Concealed Carry Law Now In Effect

New Kentucky Concealed Carry Law Now In Effect

Bill Stephens

July 3rd, 2019

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t FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 2, 2019) – Effective June 28, 2019, citizens of Kentucky were no longer required to have a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in the Commonwealth. The change came from the 2019 Legislative Session via Senate Bill 150, which removes the […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KY 492 in Union County Reopens

Traffic ADVISORY – KY 492 in Union County Reopens

Bill Stephens

July 2nd, 2019

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KY 492 has reopened to traffic near the KY 2101 Intersection in UNION County. This is along KY 492 near the 6.1 mile marker. The roadway at this site has been closed since May 28th for construction of a new bridge over Wash Creek. The […]

Bevin, Democratic lawmaker exchange barbs over pension plan

Bevin, Democratic lawmaker exchange barbs over pension plan

Bill Stephens

July 2nd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky’s Republican governor reached out to lawmakers to outline changes to his pension-relief proposal, a Democratic representative read the electronic version but decided to make a point with the paper copy — sending it back unopened, the envelope marked “Return […]