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Coat drive to benefit foster children in Kentucky

Coat drive to benefit foster children in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

November 20th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians are being encouraged to donate coats and hoodies for children in foster care. A statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said its department for income support and the Kentucky County Attorneys Association are partnering to collect the […]

Transportation officials encourage residents to gather documents for upcoming license changes and check expiration date ahead of holiday travel

Transportation officials encourage residents to gather documents for upcoming license changes and check expiration date ahead of holiday travel

WMSK Staff

November 20th, 2018

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KYTC launches online document guide and reminds travelers to check credentials FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2018) – With large numbers of travelers expected to take to the skies and roads this holiday season, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encouraging license holders to check their card’s […]

Fed report shows farm income on the decline

WMSK Staff

November 19th, 2018

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank says farm income is continuing to decline within its district. The Fed says the third-quarter report released this week was the 19th straight survey in which most bankers indicated that farm income […]

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

WMSK Staff

November 16th, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she […]

First 72 On You – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Cold Temps

First 72 On You – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Cold Temps

WMSK Staff

November 16th, 2018

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Increased risks for carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia, foodborne illness, host Facebook Live Discussion FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2018) – As part of the year-long First 72 On You campaign, the Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is […]

State transportation crews ready to respond to winter weather this snow and ice season

State transportation crews ready to respond to winter weather this snow and ice season

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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KYTC snowfighters are responsible for maintaining more than 28,000 miles of road during winter weather events FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Stocked salt supplies, trained maintenance crews and 1,400 plow trucks are ready to respond during this snow and ice season. Approximately 2,000 Kentucky […]

Drive to Survive this Winter Season – AAA

Drive to Survive this Winter Season – AAA

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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Tips and suggestions to help motorists stay safe on slippery roads Winter can put a damper on driving conditions, especially when snow and ice are involved. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 […]

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood and platelet donations

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood and platelet donations

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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Blood drive hosts also needed this winter to stop prolonged shortage LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2018) — The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for […]

NWS Special Weather Statement-Slick Driving Conditions Possible This Morning

WMSK Staff

November 13th, 2018

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Light snow will gradually come to an end from west to east across the region through 8 AM. After sunrise, the snow should be limited to the Pennyrile region of west Kentucky, where temperatures are expected to linger just above freezing. While the snow has […]

Kentucky has Fewer Coal Jobs Than When Trump Took Office

Kentucky has Fewer Coal Jobs Than When Trump Took Office

WMSK Staff

November 12th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Despite promises to reinvigorate the coal industry, Kentucky has fewer coal jobs today than when President Donald Trump took office two years ago. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports coal employment averaged 6,550 in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2017 when Trump […]

Western Kentucky University closing dorm to remove mold

Western Kentucky University closing dorm to remove mold

WMSK Staff

November 9th, 2018

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University officials are closing a dorm and moving almost 350 students to other residence halls after finding mold in Minton Hall. University spokesman Bob Skipper told news outlets on Thursday that the building will close on Monday so […]

Close congressional race headlines Kentucky elections

Close congressional race headlines Kentucky elections

WMSK Staff

November 6th, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A tight Kentucky congressional race in a district President Donald Trump won by double digits could be an early indicator whether the U.S. House will shift to Democratic control in the midterm elections. Newcomer Amy McGrath’s challenge of Republican incumbent Andy […]

Music Programming Partnership with University of Evansville, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky

Music Programming Partnership with University of Evansville, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky

WMSK Staff

November 6th, 2018

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Music Programming Partnership with University of Evansville, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky Henderson, KY – The Preston Arts Center is excited to announc a new programming partnership with the University of Evansville, University of Louisville and University of Kentucky music departments. All events will […]

Natural Gas to Cost Less Than a Year Ago

Natural Gas to Cost Less Than a Year Ago

WMSK Staff

November 1st, 2018

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Energy efficiency improvements can help reduce bills, PSC says FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2018) – Kentucky residents who heat their homes with natural gas will see somewhat lower prices at the start of the 2018-2019 heating season than they did a year ago, the Kentucky […]

Traffic Alert -Updated Water Over The Road Report for Dist. 2

Traffic Alert -Updated Water Over The Road Report for Dist. 2

WMSK Staff

November 1st, 2018

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KY Highway Water Over Road Report at 11:30 a.m. (D2) Christian County US 41 South- Water Over Road signs posted along Northbound lanes at 1.9mm Near Christian-Todd Co. Line Caldwell County KY 139 South has High Water signs posted at the 7.5mm Hopkins County KY […]