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Promotional Signs Are Restricted On Right Of Way

Promotional Signs Are Restricted On Right Of Way

Bill Stephens

September 18th, 2020

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Illegally placed signs are being removed MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2020) –  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) crews are removing illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas. Political candidates, residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded no signage is […]

GRDHD Reports 62 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 62 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

September 18th, 2020

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More than a dozen new cases reported locally. On Friday, September 18, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 62 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 24 in Daviess County, 1 in Hancock County, 10 in Henderson County, 4 in McLean County, 3 in […]

AAA: Refrain from Hanging Masks on Your Mirrors

AAA: Refrain from Hanging Masks on Your Mirrors

Bill Stephens

September 18th, 2020

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Window obstructions cause safety hazard for all motorists and pedestrians AAA East Central wants to remind motorists that hanging items from a rear-view mirror, including protective masks, is a safety hazard. With varying requirements about masks/facial coverings in place, many motorists are keeping masks in their […]

GRDHD Reports 38 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 38 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2020

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On Thursday, September 17, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 38 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 15 in Daviess County, 2 in Henderson County, 4 in Ohio County, 16 in Union County, and 1 in Webster County. The total number of reported […]

Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $14.9 Million in CARES Act Reimbursements for 22 Western Kentucky Local Governments

Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $14.9 Million in CARES Act Reimbursements for 22 Western Kentucky Local Governments

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2020

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Reimbursements will cover PPE, protective barriers, payroll expenses FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2020) – In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG), today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 22 Western Kentucky governments were approved for $14,905,621 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security […]

FEDS CHARGED SEVEN FOR METH TRAFFICKING IN OWENSBORO AREA

FEDS CHARGED SEVEN FOR METH TRAFFICKING IN OWENSBORO AREA

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2020

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OWENSBORO, Ky. – Seven defendants have been charged by a federal Grand Jury for dealing methamphetamine in and around Owensboro, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney Russell Coleman. “Meth is poison. It destroys lives and wrecks families,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “Deal it in Daviess County […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2020

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Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “In general, what we are seeing is we still have higher case numbers […]

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Releases August 2020 Unemployment Report

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Releases August 2020 Unemployment Report

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2020

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Links to the employment chart and the unemployment rate chart are below. Employment Chart Unemployment Rate Chart COVID-19 Impact Statement FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2020) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary August 2020 unemployment rate was 7.6 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics […]

Kentucky distillery being revived at original location

Kentucky distillery being revived at original location

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2020

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Green River Distilling Co. in Kentucky survived fire, Prohibition, multiple owners and decline and is being revived at its original location in Owensboro. The distillery was founded in 1885. After finding the property in ruin, it was restored and began […]

HCC sets record for degrees and certificates in spring 2020

HCC sets record for degrees and certificates in spring 2020

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2020

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Henderson, KY – Despite the significant disruption to the spring semester, Henderson Community College (HCC) awarded a record number of 351 certificates in the 2019-2020 academic year, and 205 degrees were earned, the highest number since 2016-2017. In certificates earned, this about a 33% increase over […]

KYTC drives attention to work zone safety during construction season

KYTC drives attention to work zone safety during construction season

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2020

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Drivers reminded to slow down, drive distraction-free in work zones FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2020) – As highway construction continues into the fall across the Commonwealth, motorists can expect to see orange cones and flashing lights in work zones. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is driving […]

KSP Warns Public of Scams

KSP Warns Public of Scams

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2020

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Nortonville, KY (Hopkins County) – Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville have been contacted by multiple concerned citizens about scams. Currently, we have been made aware of two different scams. The first scam was a call from someone claiming to work for AT&T. They […]

Fort Campbell sending 200 soldiers to Kuwait

Fort Campbell sending 200 soldiers to Kuwait

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2020

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — More than 200 soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Kuwait. The 101st Airborne Division said Tuesday the soldiers will conduct mission command operations and provide logistical support while deployed to the U.S. Central Command area. The 101st Division Sustainment […]

GRDHD Reports 36 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 36 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2020

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On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 36 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 16 in Daviess County, 2 in Hancock County, 9 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 4 in Ohio County, 3 in Union County, and 1 […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2020

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Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “I will start by telling you one of the most exciting things about […]