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Kentucky gets more time to overhaul driver’s license program

Kentucky gets more time to overhaul driver’s license program

WMSK Staff

July 7th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The federal government has given Kentucky more time to overhaul its driver’s license program. The Department of Homeland Security has given Kentucky until Oct. 10 to comply with the federal Real ID act. State officials say they will ask for another […]

Gov. Bevin Urging All Kentuckians to Help Combat Opioids

Gov. Bevin Urging All Kentuckians to Help Combat Opioids

WMSK Staff

July 7th, 2017

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New public awareness campaign highlights resources and treatment FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin is urging all Kentuckians to help beat back the opioid epidemic with a new public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of opioid abuse and offers information on […]

Critical Red Cross blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

Critical Red Cross blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2017

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Give blood or platelets now and help save lives LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 5, 2017) — The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and […]

Henderson Community College Names Eric Kerchner as Preston Arts Center Director

Henderson Community College Names Eric Kerchner as Preston Arts Center Director

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2017

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(Henderson) KY–Henderson Community College is pleased to announce Eric Kerchner as the Preston Arts Center Director. He will begin his role Monday, July 10th. “Eric Kerchner brings strong arts management and community engagement skills to the Preston Arts Center and the region,” said HCC President […]

Use Caution Around Wild Animals to Avoid Potential Rabies Exposure

Use Caution Around Wild Animals to Avoid Potential Rabies Exposure

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2017

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Public Health Also Emphasizes Importance of Vaccinations for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets FRANKFORT, KY (Jul. 5, 2017) – As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along […]

States cut safety checks as coal dwindles, upsetting critics

States cut safety checks as coal dwindles, upsetting critics

WMSK Staff

June 30th, 2017

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DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching sessions on miners’ safety habits. She knows more than most what is at stake. Her son, Rickey […]

Project Offices Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson

Project Offices Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2017

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Short list of alternatives expected in July Evansville, Ind. (June 27, 2017) – Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Henderson Mayor Steve Austin helped to officially open I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) project offices on their respective sides of the river today. One project office is […]

July 4th Holiday Enforcement Troopers to Focus on Impaired Drivers

July 4th Holiday Enforcement Troopers to Focus on Impaired Drivers

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky (June 27, 2017) — The Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson wants to remind motorists to celebrate this Fourth of July responsibly! “This iconic American holiday is often celebrated with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on […]

Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

WMSK Staff

June 27th, 2017

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Consumers advised to contact law enforcement, ag department to report tampering FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2017) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of tampering on motor fuel pumps as credit card thieves gear up for the Fourth of July and […]

Melissa Polites Named Director of the Year

Melissa Polites Named Director of the Year

WMSK Staff

June 27th, 2017

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The centers in Union County buzz with activities under the direction of Melissa Polites. Some of these activities include the following: • Monthly trips are scheduled for bowling; the seniors go twice a month to Owensboro to bowl with transportation provided. • From spring until […]

Improvements to Waverly City Park celebrated with ribbon-cutting

Improvements to Waverly City Park celebrated with ribbon-cutting

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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WAVERLY, Ky. — When Charlie Willett retired in from his carpet installation business in 2015, he wasn’t sure what lie in store for him. Little did he know that this spring, a big project would present itself: Fixing up the Waverly City Park. The park, […]

Ribbon cutting ceremonies planned on both sides of the river

Ribbon cutting ceremonies planned on both sides of the river

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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Project Offices to Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson Evansville, Ind. (June 26, 2017) – Two ribbon cuttings are planned Tuesday to officially open the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project offices. A project update will also be provided by a project manager. Evansville Ribbon Cutting […]

Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — There will be increased law enforcement monitoring Kentucky waterways this weekend as part of a national campaign to deter impaired boating. A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the initiative called Operation Dry Water will be […]

Man arrested for Fleeing or Evading Police from a Safety Checkpoint in Morganfield.

Man arrested for Fleeing or Evading Police from a Safety Checkpoint in Morganfield.

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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On Friday June 23rd at approximately 10:42PM, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and KSP Post 16 had a Safety Checkpoint at 2091 and the US 60 Bypass. A vehicle driven by a juvenile did not yield at the checkpoint turning onto 2091 toward Morganfield. The […]

Kentucky State Fair looking for entries in 32 categories

Kentucky State Fair looking for entries in 32 categories

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials are seeking entries to compete for cash and blue ribbons in the upcoming Kentucky State Fair. A statement from fair officials encourages submissions from all age groups in any of the 32 categories that will be judged. Some of those […]