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Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 74 of the state’s 120 counties between May 2016 and May 2017. The state Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 28 counties during that period and stayed the same in […]

Flash Flood Watch…Heavy rain to continue with the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy…

Flash Flood Watch…Heavy rain to continue with the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy…

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois, Hardin, Massac, and Pope. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, […]

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky: (June 22, 2017) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will be activating its State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) today at 12:00 at a Level 4 activation in support of Tropical Storm Cindy as it moves into Kentucky overnight. Initially, moist air moving in from […]

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

WMSK Staff

June 21st, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area want visitors to be safe while having fun this summer and are offering some suggestions. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Capt. Duane Cameron says following safe habits makes a big […]

Board OKs tuition increases at most Kentucky universities

Board OKs tuition increases at most Kentucky universities

WMSK Staff

June 16th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The average cost of a four-year degree in Kentucky will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved tuition increases at all but two of the state’s public universities. The Council on Postsecondary Education approved the increases during its […]

KYTC Traffic Update – Southbound US 41 Lane Restriction Near Ky-In State Line Friday

KYTC Traffic Update – Southbound US 41 Lane Restriction Near Ky-In State Line Friday

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict SOUTHBOUND traffic to one lane on US 41 near the Kentucky-Indiana State Line on Friday, June 16, 2017. This daytime work zone lane restriction for southbound traffic is to allow electrical work on the Kentucky Weigh Station’s open […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May unemployment rate was 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage […]

93 Year Old Union County Resident is Gold Medal Champion

93 Year Old Union County Resident is Gold Medal Champion

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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Elizabeth Brown (93) of Union County participated in Basketball Hotshot during the May 31, 2017, Senior Games in the Park sponsored by GRADD, BB&T, and Daviess County Parks and Recreation. Seniors from across the GRADD region participated in Corn Hole, Football Throw, Basketball Hot Shot, […]

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A powerful Republican lawmaker says a significant number in the GOP-controlled state legislature believe Gov. Matt Bevin’s use of executive orders threatens their independence. Republican state Rep. John Carney is chairman of the House Education Committee. He said Bevin’s recent executive […]

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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Kentucky Ranks 34th in Child Well-being in the U.S. Jeffersontown, KY – Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data […]

Kyndle to honor Nonprofit of the Year as well as volunteers

Kyndle to honor Nonprofit of the Year as well as volunteers

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky. — A charitable organization will receive a grant of at least $1,000 at Kyndle’s 2017 Regional Nonprofit of the Year Awards Breakfast this Thursday. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Preston Arts Center on the Henderson Community College campus. […]

Update – Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign HB 184 Wednesday in Henderson

Update – Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign HB 184 Wednesday in Henderson

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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Measure brings truck weight limits in line with competing states FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will join state and local officials in Henderson on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the recently enacted House Bill 184. This measure increases roadway weight limits for […]

Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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PROVIDENCE, Ky. (AP) — A former police officer in western Kentucky has been charged in federal court with willfully violating the civil rights of a person and filing a false report. A release from the U.S. Department of Justice says former police officer William Dukes […]

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Temperatures are on the rise this week and KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children […]

Union County Sheriff’s Department and Morganfield Police Department arrest man suspected of Drug Trafficking.

Union County Sheriff’s Department and Morganfield Police Department arrest man suspected of Drug Trafficking.

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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On 6/9/2017 at approximately 1643 pm, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Morganfield Police Department responded to 169 Enterprlse Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. Officers were given consent to search the residence. The search revealed a handgun with silencer attached, […]