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COLUMN – KY SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

COLUMN – KY SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2018

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By Senator Dorsey Ridley FRANKFORT — The tone was somber in Frankfort this week as we mourned the tragedy that struck Marshall County. We were overwhelmed with compassion for that community whose sense of safety has forever been tainted by gunfire. We can only imagine […]

Teachers flock to run for office in Kentucky

Teachers flock to run for office in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

January 25th, 2018

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ADAM BEAM, Associated Press FRAKNFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 25 current and former educators are running for a seat in the Kentucky state legislature in 2018. It’s the most teachers to run for office in one year, according to David Allen, the former president […]

KSP Appeals for Privacy of Families in Wake of Marshall County Tragedy

KSP Appeals for Privacy of Families in Wake of Marshall County Tragedy

WMSK Staff

January 25th, 2018

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BENTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) is appealing to the media and general public to allow privacy for families impacted by this week’s tragic shooting in Marshall County. Families of Marshall County students have contacted KSP with serious privacy concerns, particularly […]

Gov. Matt Bevin Orders State Flag to Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Tragedy in Marshall County

Gov. Matt Bevin Orders State Flag to Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Tragedy in Marshall County

WMSK Staff

January 25th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) – As a show of support for the Marshall County community following tragic events that transpired at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23, 2018, Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the state flag be lowered to half-staff until sunset, Tuesday, […]

Court Sides with Bevin Administration on Right-to-Work

Court Sides with Bevin Administration on Right-to-Work

WMSK Staff

January 24th, 2018

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HB 1 has already resulted in unprecedented economic investment across the state FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by labor unions challenging the Commonwealth’s historic new right-to-work law. House Bill 1, passed by the 2017 General […]

Kentucky Reports Flu Activity Now Epidemic

Kentucky Reports Flu Activity Now Epidemic

WMSK Staff

January 24th, 2018

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Facebook LIVE Public Event Planned to Discuss the Flu FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), now describes influenza activity in Kentucky as an epidemic. This season’s strain of the flu virus […]

CONGRESSMAN JAMES COMER ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAGIC SCHOOL SHOOTING

CONGRESSMAN JAMES COMER ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAGIC SCHOOL SHOOTING

WMSK Staff

January 23rd, 2018

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TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Congressman James Comer’s Senior Field Representative, Martie Wiles, has been with local officials in Marshall County all morning and has been keeping the Congressman updated. Congressman Comer issued the following statement on the horrific shooting tragedy at Marshall County High School: “This […]

Coronor Releases Preliminary Cause of Death for County Judge Executive Jody Jenkins

Coronor Releases Preliminary Cause of Death for County Judge Executive Jody Jenkins

WMSK Staff

January 22nd, 2018

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Union County Coroner Stephen Shouse has released the preliminary cause of death of Union County Judge Executive Jody Jenkins who was found dead early Sunday. Shouse tells WMSK News the results of an autopsy held today in Louisville shows Jenkins died of a combination of […]

Union County Mourns Death of Embattled County Judge Executive

Union County Mourns Death of Embattled County Judge Executive

WMSK Staff

January 22nd, 2018

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MORGANFIELD, Ky. (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled for later today at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Madisonville to determine the cause of death of Union County Judge Executive “Jody” Jenkins. Union County Coroner Stephen Shouse says Jenkins was found dead early Sunday morning […]

KYTC proposes balanced plan of transportation priorities to General Assembly

KYTC proposes balanced plan of transportation priorities to General Assembly

WMSK Staff

January 18th, 2018

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Recommended Highway Plan budgets record amount for asset management to repair bridges, preserve roads FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Putting “safety first,” the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today presented the 2018 Recommended Highway Plan for the next six years that includes a record $1 […]

Local legislators to provide update on 2018 General Assembly

Local legislators to provide update on 2018 General Assembly

WMSK Staff

January 17th, 2018

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Local legislators to provide update on 2018 General Assembly HENDERSON, Kentucky — On the heels of Gov. Matt Bevin’s State of the Commonwealth Address, local state legislators will share their views on the 2018 General Assembly at the Kyndle Legislative Update Breakfast on Monday, Jan. […]

Gov. Bevin Delivers Plan to Continue Building Solid Fiscal Foundation for the Commonwealth

Gov. Bevin Delivers Plan to Continue Building Solid Fiscal Foundation for the Commonwealth

WMSK Staff

January 17th, 2018

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2018-19 budget proposal includes necessary cuts, targeted investments FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin tonight delivered his 2018 State of the Commonwealth and Budget Address to the General Assembly and fellow Kentuckians, outlining his plan to continue getting the state’s financial house […]

Kentucky’s ag commissioner to discuss anti-hunger efforts

Kentucky’s ag commissioner to discuss anti-hunger efforts

WMSK Staff

January 16th, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The McConnell Center at the University of Louisville is starting its latest lecture series with a discussion about hunger in Kentucky. The center says state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will give a free, public talk on the subject on Jan. 24 […]

Don’t be caught off guard with higher bills this winter!

Don’t be caught off guard with higher bills this winter!

WMSK Staff

January 16th, 2018

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Monitor and manage your energy usage during the winter months. Every year, Kenergy receives calls and emails from members with concerns about their electric bills. Many calls are during the winter months, and they come from members who feel their electric bills are incorrect because […]

Events at HCC to honor legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Events at HCC to honor legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WMSK Staff

January 15th, 2018

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HENDERSON, Ky. — The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with several events at Preston Arts Center on the campus of Henderson Community College over the next month. A photo exhibit titled “Martin Luther King Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement,” […]