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Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

WMSK Staff

May 28th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. Bunning’s death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said Bunning’s […]

Morganfield Elementary School Chooses New Principal.

Morganfield Elementary School Chooses New Principal.

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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In a press release from Brian Lovell Director of Personnel of Union County Public Schools has a announced that a New Principal for Morganfield Elementary School has been chosen. During a special called meeting of the Morganfield Elementary School’s Site Based Decision Making Council this […]

Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Motorists reminded to buckle up, enforcement heightened through Memorial Day HENDERSON, Ky. (May 20, 2017)–Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 through Sunday, June 04, 2017, Kentucky State Police will be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” national seatbelt enforcement campaign. This federal highway safety initiative […]

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky has created a new scholarship for its residents to fill skilled jobs in high demand. The News-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2rFBvhj ) that Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced the Work Ready Scholarship on Wednesday for […]

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY. (May 25, 2017) – Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to warn of a scam targeting Kentucky families and seniors who are seeking to save money on their prescription drugs. Staff at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office […]

Officials seek artifacts to display in bluegrass museum

Officials seek artifacts to display in bluegrass museum

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials are seeking artifacts to display when the International Bluegrass Music Museum opens in a new, larger location next year. A statement from the museum says objects that “inspire the story of bluegrass over the years,” from its beginnings to present […]

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Woodford County remains state’s lowest rate in April 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Unemployment rates rose in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2016 and April 2017, fell in 28 and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment […]

Morganfield Police Department Arrest Man Suspected of Trafficking Marjuana

Morganfield Police Department Arrest Man Suspected of Trafficking Marjuana

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2017

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Union County Dispatch put out an Attempt To Locate call for a Black PT Cruiser with a specific Kentucky License Plate. Deputy Waller with the Union County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle parked in Legion Park in Morganfield Kentucky. Deputy Waller advised Chief Deibler and […]

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of family court judges and adoption attorneys says the best way for Kentucky to improve its struggling child welfare system is to hire more social workers. Two judges and two attorneys told lawmakers Tuesday the lack of enough social […]

Morganfield Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Department Arrest 3 at Sturgis Motel.

Morganfield Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Department Arrest 3 at Sturgis Motel.

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2017

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Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Whitfield and Morganfield Police Sergeant McCallister were dispatched to the Roadside Diner Motel in Sturgis. The Caller stated they saw someone who appeared to be intoxicated enter an empty residence on the front of the property. Upon officer arrival Steve Hill […]

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

WMSK Staff

May 23rd, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A former church treasurer in Kentucky has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and must repay more than $201,000 taken from the church. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Delanie L. Tillman, former treasurer of the Greater Norris Baptist Church […]

Morganfield Police Department Arrest Man who Fled on Foot Saturday 05-20-17.

Morganfield Police Department Arrest Man who Fled on Foot Saturday 05-20-17.

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2017

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In a Press Release from Morganfield Police Department on Saturday May 20,2017 at around 9AM Sergeant Eric McCallister attempted to make contact with an individual after someone reported they believed the subject had just stolen a moped from another residence. Upon Sergeant McCallister’s arrival he […]

Union County Sheriff’s Office Charge Juvenile with Assault in the 1st Degree.

Union County Sheriff’s Office Charge Juvenile with Assault in the 1st Degree.

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2017

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Union County Sheriff’s Deputy James Waller reported that on May 19, 2017 at approximately 5:56PM, Union County Sheriff Deputies Steinhoff and Waller responded to a report of Assault that had taken place at Job Corp Training Center. Upon arrival deputies were met by center security […]

MPD Arrest a Man suspected on Trafficking Marijuana and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.

MPD Arrest a Man suspected on Trafficking Marijuana and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.

WMSK Staff

May 22nd, 2017

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According to Morganfield Police Department on May 18, 2017 at around 11:30PM, Morganfield Police Department’s New Sergeant Eric McCallister made a traffic stop on U.S. 60 in Morganfield. While on the traffic stop Sergeant McCallister smelled the odor of Marijuana and secured permission to search […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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HENDERSON County KY 136 at 0 to 5 mile marker is CLOSED due to river flooding UNION County KY 1452 at 0 to 2 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 1637 at 0 to 3 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 667 at 1 to […]