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Motorists urged to be safe behind the wheel as Kentucky reopens

Motorists urged to be safe behind the wheel as Kentucky reopens

Bill Stephens

May 22nd, 2020

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KOHS is asking the public to help prevent an increase in traffic crashes FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 22, 2020) – As Kentuckians transition from Healthy at Home to Healthy at Work, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is asking motorists to help prevent an increase in crashes, […]

Over-turned Semi Blocks Audubon Parkway Ramp

Over-turned Semi Blocks Audubon Parkway Ramp

Bill Stephens

May 22nd, 2020

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Closure expected to last 4 – 6 hours MADISONVILLE, Ky. (May 22, 2020) – A tractor-trailer has over-turned on the Audubon Parkway creating a blockage at Exit 1B towards U.S. 41 south and I-69 south towards Madisonville. Drivers are asked to detour onto Exit 1A Ramp […]

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on Progress Fighting COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on Progress Fighting COVID-19

Bill Stephens

May 22nd, 2020

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The Governor also shares new reopening guidelines for child care, bars, other businesses Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on guidelines for reopening safely as the state battles […]

GRDHD Reports 10 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 10 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

May 21st, 2020

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On Thursday May 21, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 10 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 4 in Daviess County, 3 in Henderson County, and 3 in Ohio County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 609. Thirteen […]

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases April 2020 unemployment report

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases April 2020 unemployment report

Bill Stephens

May 21st, 2020

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Employment Chart Unemployment Chart COVID-19 Statement FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2020) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2020 unemployment rate was 15.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The preliminary April 2020 jobless rate […]

Gov. Beshear Announces $300 Million in CARES Funding to City and County Governments

Gov. Beshear Announces $300 Million in CARES Funding to City and County Governments

Bill Stephens

May 21st, 2020

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Funding will reimburse local governments for expenses related to COVID-19 response  FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a $300 million award to city and county governments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which established […]

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Prevention and Testing

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Prevention and Testing

Bill Stephens

May 21st, 2020

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The Governor also announces new CARES Act funding for local governments Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on steps the state is taking to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 […]

GRDHD Reports 4 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 4 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

May 20th, 2020

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On Wednesday May 20, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 4 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 2 in Daviess County, 1 in Henderson County, and 1 in Ohio County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 599. Fifteen […]

Gov. Beshear Offers Guidance on Having a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Gov. Beshear Offers Guidance on Having a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Bill Stephens

May 20th, 2020

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Governor also outlines next steps for staying Healthy at Work as more businesses reopen  Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 19, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday set out state guidelines for having a safe Memorial Day […]

Supreme Court provides guidance on jury trials as courts plan to gradually expand operations starting June 1

Supreme Court provides guidance on jury trials as courts plan to gradually expand operations starting June 1

Bill Stephens

May 19th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky., May 19, 2020 — Today the Supreme Court provided guidance on jury trials in Administrative Order 2020-40, dated May 19, 2020, and effective June 1, 2020. The complete order can be found here and the highlights are below:   Jury trials shall be […]

GRDHD Reports 2 Deaths and 11 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 2 Deaths and 11 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

May 19th, 2020

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On Tuesday May 19, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 11 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 2 in Daviess County, 2 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, and 6 in Ohio County. GRDHD also reported two additional COVID-19 deaths. The COVID-19 […]

Applicants, nominations sought for education commissioner

Applicants, nominations sought for education commissioner

Bill Stephens

May 19th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are seeking applicants and nominations for the state’s next education commissioner.  The Kentucky Department of Education said in a statement that submissions for the position will be accepted through May 31. The commissioner recommends and implements Kentucky Board of […]

Paving Operations in Sturgis on KY 923

Paving Operations in Sturgis on KY 923

Bill Stephens

May 19th, 2020

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  Completion Set for the Same Day MADISONVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2020) – Motorists can expect  paving operations in Union County on KY 923 between KY 365 and Sullivan Road (mm 1.889 – 3.210).  Lane restrictions will be in use from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Due […]

Gov. Beshear Contact Tracing Key to Safe Reopening of Economy

Gov. Beshear Contact Tracing Key to Safe Reopening of Economy

Bill Stephens

May 19th, 2020

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Team Kentucky needs you – answer the call  Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday said Kentuckians will continue to defeat the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), get back to work and […]

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Stable Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Stable Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Bill Stephens

May 18th, 2020

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky steady this week at $1.642, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The nation’s largest weekly gas price increases can be found for a second week in the Great Lakes and Central States region. Five states from the […]