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West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Spike as National Average Continues to Climb

West Central Kentucky Gas Prices Spike as National Average Continues to Climb

WMSK Staff

March 18th, 2019

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West Central Kentucky motorists are paying an average of 17 cents more at the pump this week at $2.482 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Indiana (+14) and Ohio (+11 cents) saw the largest week-over-week gas price increases of all states […]

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

WMSK Staff

March 18th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen rails against corporate money influencing politics and recalls the pain of seeing his father lose his job as the Democrat takes to the airwaves this weekend to make the case that he should be […]

Donna Crooks departing Kyndle after nearly 7 years  as Vice President of Economic Development

Donna Crooks departing Kyndle after nearly 7 years as Vice President of Economic Development

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY. – Donna Crooks is stepping down after nearly seven years of overseeing the economic development functions of Kyndle. Crooks, who is a native of Henderson county, plans to pursue a new career in commercial and industrial real estate development. During her tenure at […]

Don’t Rely on Luck This St. Patrick’s Day: AAA, KOHS Urge Partygoers to Find a Safe & Sober Ride Home

Don’t Rely on Luck This St. Patrick’s Day: AAA, KOHS Urge Partygoers to Find a Safe & Sober Ride Home

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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This weekend’s St. Patrick’s day will be a time of celebration for many, but when some celebrate a bit too much, there is a danger for the holiday to turn deadly. While AAA East Central and the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) want everyone […]

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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Governor’s Signature Would Make Kentucky 33rd State with All-Offender Ignition Interlock Law FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday passed SB 85, which expands Kentucky’s ignition interlock law to all drunk driving offenders. If signed by Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky will […]

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky legislature agreed Thursday to borrow more money, wrapping up a legislative session that ensures the cash-strapped state will have at least $108 million less per year to spend in the coming decades. Lawmakers approved […]

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2019) – Kentucky State Parks are offering special rates for people who need shelter in the wake of tornadoes and storms in Western Kentucky this week. The rates are available at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort […]

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

WMSK Staff

March 15th, 2019

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Henderson posts one of the lowest rates in the state despite slight increase. FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 37 Kentucky counties between January 2018 and January 2019, rose in 72, and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the […]

Ground breaking ceremony for new Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield planned for March 21

Ground breaking ceremony for new Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield planned for March 21

WMSK Staff

March 14th, 2019

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At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, Methodist Hospital in Morganfield, located at 4604 US Highway 60 West, will hold a ground breaking ceremony for its new Emergency Department. The nearly $5 million project will primarily focus on the relocation and expansion of the original […]

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

WMSK Staff

March 14th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Over the next three decades, Kentucky owes roughly 35,000 state workers more than $15 billion in pension benefits. But it has a little more than $2 billion to make those payments. That’s less than 13 percent […]

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

WMSK Staff

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would force some school districts to address tobacco use on campus. Lawmakers approved House Bill 11 by a vote of 85-11 on Tuesday. It would ban the use of all tobacco […]

Judicial Nominating Commission announces nominees for vacant Supreme Court seat

Judicial Nominating Commission announces nominees for vacant Supreme Court seat

WMSK Staff

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky., March 12, 2019 – The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat in the 1st Supreme Court District. The district is composed of 24 Western Kentucky counties. […]

Woman’s body found at Kentucky park prompts investigation

WMSK Staff

March 12th, 2019

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PARK CITY, Ky. (AP) — A woman’s body has been found in at Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park in what officials are calling a suspicious death. News outlets report that the body found in Zion Hill Cemetery on Monday morning has been identified as that […]

Students Invited to Audition For HAAA’s Summer Performance of Beauty and The Beast

Students Invited to Audition For HAAA’s Summer Performance of Beauty and The Beast

WMSK Staff

March 11th, 2019

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Pre-Registration Required For This Year’s Auditions, Limited Spots Available! (March 11, 2019 – Henderson, Ky.) The Henderson Area Arts Alliance is proud to present this year’s children’s summer musical: Beauty and The Beast. The show is presented by Compass Creative Dramatics, who will train and […]

Gov. Bevin announces Transportation Cabinet’s emergency contact portal to give drivers peace of mind

Gov. Bevin announces Transportation Cabinet’s emergency contact portal to give drivers peace of mind

WMSK Staff

March 8th, 2019

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Agency partners with law enforcement to launch online registry to notify driver-selected contact in emergency situations FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 7, 2019) – Surrounded by law enforcement and transportation officials, Governor Matt Bevin today announced the launch of Emergency Notice. This new online emergency contact registry […]