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Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 18th, 2017

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CALHOUN, Ky. (AP) — Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that would employ about 280 miners. Paringa Resources says it is planning to begin mining coal at the McLean County site next year. The mine would sell coal that’s […]

HCC TO HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE LECTURE AND VIEWING OPPORTUNITY MONDAY

HCC TO HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE LECTURE AND VIEWING OPPORTUNITY MONDAY

WMSK Staff

August 18th, 2017

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College will operate on regular business hours (Henderson) KY- On Monday, August 21st, 2017 all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Henderson Community College (HCC) is excited to host a solar eclipse lecture in the Preston Arts Center. The […]

Kentucky city endorses moving 2 Confederate statues

Kentucky city endorses moving 2 Confederate statues

WMSK Staff

August 18th, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Government leaders in Kentucky’s second-largest city have taken a decisive stand in favor of moving two Confederate statues from prominent places outside a former courthouse. The proposal to relocate statues honoring Confederate officers John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge won […]

Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2017

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Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse Follow precautions to avoid permanent eye damage including blindness FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2017) -– The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is warning […]

Kentucky governor against removing Confederate symbols

Kentucky governor against removing Confederate symbols

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he “absolutely” disagrees with removing Confederate symbols and monuments from government property, calling it the “sanitization of history.” Bevin told WVHU radio host Tom Roten that removing such symbols would be “dangerous” because it would encourage […]

101ST AIRBORNE-ANNIVERSARY

101ST AIRBORNE-ANNIVERSARY

WMSK Staff

August 15th, 2017

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Events will celebrate 101st Airborne 75th anniversary FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is celebrating its 75th anniversary with events at Fort Campbell this week. The celebration on Wednesday starts with a 4-mile run led by 101st Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Andrew […]

Traffic ADVISORY –  traffic shift along the US 41 work zone in SEBREE on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Traffic ADVISORY – traffic shift along the US 41 work zone in SEBREE on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along the US 41 work zone in SEBREE on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Travel lanes along a section of US 41/College Street have been narrowed and shifted in Sebree to allow reconstruction of pavement, […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KYTC & INDOT Ohio River Bridge Walk-Through Inspections Scheduled for NEXT WEEK

Traffic ADVISORY – KYTC & INDOT Ohio River Bridge Walk-Through Inspections Scheduled for NEXT WEEK

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are planning annual walk-through inspections on jointly-owned Ohio River bridges starting Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Motorists should be prepared to encounter work zone lane restrictions at the following locations: Tuesday, August 22nd US 41 […]

CHFS Invites State Fair Visitors to Donate New Duffle Bags, Backpacks

CHFS Invites State Fair Visitors to Donate New Duffle Bags, Backpacks

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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Bags will go to children coming into foster care FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Visitors to the 2017 Kentucky State Fair can help children in foster care by donating a new duffle bag or backpack at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services […]

Activities Planned Across the State for The Great American Eclipse

Activities Planned Across the State for The Great American Eclipse

WMSK Staff

August 9th, 2017

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From ballgames to concerts, communities are gearing up for this once-in-a-lifetime event FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2017) – With a little less than two weeks left, much of Western Kentucky is gearing up to become the epicenter of the 2017 total solar eclipse. Hopkinsville, in […]

Gov. Bevin Congratulates Students Who Attended Governor’s Scholars Program

Gov. Bevin Congratulates Students Who Attended Governor’s Scholars Program

WMSK Staff

August 9th, 2017

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1,078 high school juniors participated in five-week program FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 9, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated the 1,078 outstanding Kentucky high school rising seniors, representing 118 counties of Kentucky, who received their certificates for completing this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program. “The Governor’s […]

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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Aug. 7, 2017 – The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. […]

Four Troopers From Henderson Post Recognized by Justice Secretary Tilley  At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

Four Troopers From Henderson Post Recognized by Justice Secretary Tilley At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) – Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21. “The past few years […]

MCCONNELL-HEALTH OVERHAUL

MCCONNELL-HEALTH OVERHAUL

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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McConnell says he would consider continuing insurer payments FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly […]

FANCY FARM-GOVERNOR’S RACE

FANCY FARM-GOVERNOR’S RACE

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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Beshear, Adkins use Fancy Farm as test for 2019 FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Two prominent Kentucky Democrats’ appearance at Fancy Farm has increased speculation about the 2019 governor’s race. Attorney General Andy Beshear and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins were prominent speakers at the […]