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Federal and State Officials Launch Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force

Federal and State Officials Launch Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force

Bill Stephens

March 25th, 2020

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In response to the increased threat of fraud presented by the coronavirus, federal and state law enforcement leaders from Kentucky announced today the formation of the Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force. The Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force is a joint federal and […]

Gov. Beshear Acts to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Acts to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Bill Stephens

March 25th, 2020

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State sees biggest one-day spike; 163 positive casesVisit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday that the state continues to take aggressive action and acknowledged that Kentuckians continue to sacrifice to help […]

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Bill Stephens

March 25th, 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the […]

Congressman Comer to Host Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall

Congressman Comer to Host Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall

Bill Stephens

March 24th, 2020

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Forum will allow constituents to ask questions on federal response and medical concerns WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James Comer announced plans to host a COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern and 1:00 p.m. Central to update constituents on […]

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Continue to Plunge; Crude Hits 18-Year Low

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Continue to Plunge; Crude Hits 18-Year Low

Bill Stephens

March 23rd, 2020

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Every state in the Great Lakes and Central region saw gas prices decrease by double-digits this week (KY, -17 cents). With the latest declines, gas prices range from as cheap as $1.78 in Ohio to as expensive as $2.16 in Illinois. Moreover, the region is […]

Flood Warning issued for the WMSK Listening Area until March 30 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Paducah

Flood Warning issued for the WMSK Listening Area until March 30 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Paducah

Bill Stephens

March 21st, 2020

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Henderson; Union…The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Indiana…Kentucky…Illinois…Missouri…Ohio River at Newburgh Dam…Mount Vernon…J.T. Myers Dam…Shawneetown…Paducah…Olmsted Lock and Dam…Cairo. The Ohio River continues to rise from Newburgh Lock and Dam to Cairo.The river will crest late next week through next weekend.The Flood Warning […]

Gov. Beshear Takes Additional Steps to Protect, Assist Kentuckians during COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Takes Additional Steps to Protect, Assist Kentuckians during COVID-19

Bill Stephens

March 21st, 2020

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Governor asks superintendents to keep schools closed through at least April 20, delays tax filing deadline to July 15Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 20, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced more actions on Friday to stop the […]

METHODIST TO OFFER DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING

METHODIST TO OFFER DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING

Bill Stephens

March 20th, 2020

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HENDERSON – Starting Monday, March 23, Methodist Health will be offering a drive-through COVID-19 testing site for symptomatic patients who have an order for testing. Orders will be provided for patients who meet the following criteria: Symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) WITH […]

DEACONESS FURTHER RESTRICTS VISITORS

DEACONESS FURTHER RESTRICTS VISITORS

Bill Stephens

March 20th, 2020

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EVANSVILLE/NEWBURGH – In light of the rapidly-changing COVID-19 pandemic, and the critical importance of protecting patients and staff, Deaconess will be further restricting inpatient visitors. Effective at 6 AM on Friday, March 20, 2020, all Deaconess inpatient facilities will no longer allow visitors, with a […]

METHODIST HEALTH TO LIMIT VISITORS

METHODIST HEALTH TO LIMIT VISITORS

Bill Stephens

March 20th, 2020

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HENDERSON AND MORGANFIELD, KY – In conjunction with the Community Patient Safety Coalition, effective Friday, March 20, Methodist Health will be implementing a no visitor policy to protect our patients, staff and community. Exceptions are limited to the following to where a patient may have […]

Gov. Beshear: Strong Actions Required to Protect Kentuckians from COVID-19

Gov. Beshear: Strong Actions Required to Protect Kentuckians from COVID-19

Bill Stephens

March 20th, 2020

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47 positive cases; 6-year-old tested positive; 64-year-old male with underlying conditions is second death reportedVisit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 19, 2020) – To protect as many Kentuckians as possible from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Gov. Andy Beshear […]

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2

Bill Stephens

March 19th, 2020

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Daviess County KY 298 is closed from the 2 – 3mm – signs are posted Union County  KY 667 is closed from the 0 – 11.213 – signs are posted Webster County KY 1557 is closed from the 2 – 3mm

Green River District Health Department confirms first two COVID-19 cases in area

Bill Stephens

March 19th, 2020

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The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19. One case is a 63 year old female that resides in Henderson County. The second case is a 51 year old male that resides in Daviess County. Both patients are being isolated […]

UPDATE: Henderson Community College Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: Henderson Community College Response to COVID-19

Bill Stephens

March 18th, 2020

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Henderson, KY – In addition to moving all instruction online starting Wednesday, March 18, Henderson Community College (HCC) has made the decision to cancel all in-person classes and instruction (including labs) beginning the same day. In addition to the existing virtual services available, student services […]