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This Week at the State Capitol

This Week at the State Capitol

Bill Stephens

February 27th, 2021

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FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session reached one of the milestones Capitol observers eagerly await with this week’s arrival of the deadlines to introduce bills in the Senate and House. Now, with 881 bills filed for consideration, we have a fairly comprehensive view […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Provides Update COVID-19

Bill Stephens

February 27th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased to 5.52%. “I hope all of our Kentucky families have a great, safe weekend,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re still not out of the woods with this horrible virus, […]

NWS Paducah – Flood Watch In Effect For WMSK Listening Area This Evening Through Midnight Sunday

NWS Paducah – Flood Watch In Effect For WMSK Listening Area This Evening Through Midnight Sunday

Bill Stephens

February 27th, 2021

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A Flood Watch continues for * Portions of southern Illinois...southwest Indiana...western Kentucky and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois, Gallatin, Hardin, Massac and Pope. In southwest Indiana, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick. In western Kentucky, Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, […]

STATE SENATOR ROBBY MILLS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

STATE SENATOR ROBBY MILLS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Bill Stephens

February 26th, 2021

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I hope that you and your family remained safe during the period of heavy ice and snowstorms. We really cannot say enough about the men and women who work to keep the roads clear and the lights on. Stories across the Commonwealth included county personnel […]

GRDHD Reports 42 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 4 COVID-19 Related Deaths

GRDHD Reports 42 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 4 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

February 26th, 2021

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On Friday, February 26, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 42 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 30 in Daviess County, 1 in Hancock County, 5 in Henderson County, 2 in McLean County, 3 in Ohio County, and 1 in Webster County. The […]

Transportation Cabinet Releases Preliminary 2020 Highway Fatality Count

Transportation Cabinet Releases Preliminary 2020 Highway Fatality Count

Bill Stephens

February 26th, 2021

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Fatalities up 46 compared to 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky.  (Feb. 25, 2021) – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 778 fatalities in 2020, compared to 732 in […]

Fort Campbell soldiers head to Florida in vaccination effort

Fort Campbell soldiers head to Florida in vaccination effort

Bill Stephens

February 26th, 2021

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Some soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are heading to Florida to help with the vaccination effort there. Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border says about 130 soldiers are expected to deploy Friday. The soldiers are deploying to Orlando as […]

Gov. Beshear Announces 119 More Vaccination Sites, 410 Total Locations

Gov. Beshear Announces 119 More Vaccination Sites, 410 Total Locations

Bill Stephens

February 26th, 2021

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Governor also announces round-trip free or reduced-cost transportation for vaccination appointments FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 119 new vaccination sites, bringing the state’s total number of vaccine providers to 410. “Vaccinations are going incredibly well in Kentucky,” said Gov. […]

Bill has late March deadline for in-person classes to resume

Bill has late March deadline for in-person classes to resume

Bill Stephens

February 25th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has weighed in on the issue of getting children back in classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic. The House passed a bill Wednesday requiring schools to reopen in-person instruction by late March. The requirement that in-person classes resume by […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Bill Stephens

February 25th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has declined to 5.9%, the lowest since Oct. 27. “We are getting these vaccines out faster than the federal government can provide them, so there’s a lot of hope moving […]

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

Bill Stephens

February 22nd, 2021

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(Feb. 22, 2021) — Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products […]

DEACONESS HENDERSON, UNION COUNTY HOSPITALS LOWER COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY AGE TO 60+

DEACONESS HENDERSON, UNION COUNTY HOSPITALS LOWER COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY AGE TO 60+

Bill Stephens

February 20th, 2021

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HENDERSON AND MORGANFIELD, KY – Individuals age 60+ are now in the group of Kentuckyresidents and workers who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Deaconess Henderson Hospitalor Deaconess Union County Hospital.“While Kentucky is still in Phase 1b, locations with capacity to do so […]

AAA: Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Blast

AAA: Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Blast

Bill Stephens

February 18th, 2021

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With frigid temperatures and snow falling recently, AAA East Central reminds motorists that it is never safe to start or leave a vehicle running in an enclosed space, such as a garage. Vehicle exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas and can cause severe injury and […]

KYTC District Snow Fighters Taking Care of Business

KYTC District Snow Fighters Taking Care of Business

Bill Stephens

February 18th, 2021

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The District 2 area serves Caldwell, Christian, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2021) – KYTC District 2 Snow Fighters continue to take care of state highways, all 3,260 miles. That is roughly the equivalent of driving […]

KSP Arrests Green River Correctional Complex Officer

KSP Arrests Green River Correctional Complex Officer

Bill Stephens

February 18th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2021) – On Monday, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 arrested a correctional officer of Green River Correctional Complex in Muhlenberg County. KSP was contacted by the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) that they suspected correctional officer Nickolas Rogers had been bringing illegal […]