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Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

WMSK Staff

May 23rd, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A former church treasurer in Kentucky has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and must repay more than $201,000 taken from the church. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Delanie L. Tillman, former treasurer of the Greater Norris Baptist Church […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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HENDERSON County KY 136 at 0 to 5 mile marker is CLOSED due to river flooding UNION County KY 1452 at 0 to 2 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 1637 at 0 to 3 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 667 at 1 to […]

Senator Ridley named to National Legislative Committee

Senator Ridley named to National Legislative Committee

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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FRANKFORT –Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, has been selected to serve on the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) Legislative Effectiveness Committee. The NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee examines strategies, practices and procedures for making legislators, staff and legislatures more effective. The committee focuses […]

Beshear: Federal Government Must Fully Fund ACA for Health of Kentucky

Beshear: Federal Government Must Fully Fund ACA for Health of Kentucky

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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ttorney General Andy Beshear today announced he is seeking to intervene in a federal court case to ensure the Affordable Care Act is properly funded so Kentuckians continue to have access to health care on the private insurance market. Beshear and a group of state […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in April 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in April 2017

WMSK Staff

May 18th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for April 2017 was up 0.1 percentage […]

Spoof Government Employee Email Accounts Being Used to Scam Kentuckians

Spoof Government Employee Email Accounts Being Used to Scam Kentuckians

WMSK Staff

May 16th, 2017

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Local, state and federal government employee email addresses under siege by con artists FRANKFORT, KY. (May 16, 2017) – Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to warn Kentuckians of an email scam that relies on spoof government employee email addresses to defraud […]

Justices side with Kentucky nursing home in arbitration case

Justices side with Kentucky nursing home in arbitration case

WMSK Staff

May 16th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a Kentucky nursing home can require the families of two former residents to pursue claims against the home outside of court. The justice ruled 7-1 on Monday that the home could enforce contracts signed by relatives of the […]

White House goes blue to honor nation’s police officers

White House goes blue to honor nation’s police officers

WMSK Staff

May 16th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was lit up in blue to honor the nation’s police officers. The move on Monday night followed President Donald Trump’s remarks earlier in the day to police and families of fallen officers at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial […]

Dedication ceremony held for Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center

Dedication ceremony held for Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center

WMSK Staff

May 12th, 2017

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MURRAY, Ky. — Special guests attended the dedication ceremony of the new Breathitt Veterinary Center on May 11 in Hopkinsville. The event included a speaker’s program along with a reception, ribbon cutting and guided tour of the new facility, which totals 77,000 square feet, significantly […]

KDVA Celebrating  Nursing Home Week

KDVA Celebrating Nursing Home Week

WMSK Staff

May 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2017) Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed it to be Nursing Home Week in Kentucky May 14-20 and Kentucky’s three state Veterans Centers will be celebrating with events for residents, staff, family and friends. At Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center […]

Tennessee, Kentucky police partner to catch impaired drivers

Tennessee, Kentucky police partner to catch impaired drivers

WMSK Staff

May 10th, 2017

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say police in Tennessee and Kentucky are partnering this month to look for impaired drivers near the state line. A statement from the Clarksville Police Department in Tennessee says law enforcement agencies plan to set up a checkpoint on U.S. […]

Division for Air Quality Urges Kentuckians to “Learn Before You Burn”

Division for Air Quality Urges Kentuckians to “Learn Before You Burn”

WMSK Staff

May 9th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2017) – Spring-cleaning season has arrived, and for many Kentuckians that means burning unwanted debris. But before you light that burn pile, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in […]

Kentucky Tourism Industry Generated $14.5 Billion in 2016

Kentucky Tourism Industry Generated $14.5 Billion in 2016

WMSK Staff

May 9th, 2017

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Economic Impact of Tourism Increases in All Nine Tourism Regions Frankfort, Ky. (May 8, 2017) –The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky was more than $14.5 billion in 2016, the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Department of Tourism announced today. Kentucky’s tourism […]

Traffic ADVISORY     KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

Traffic ADVISORY KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

WMSK Staff

May 8th, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2) DAVIESS County KY 142 Water Over Road at the 4 to 6 mile marker- signs posted KY 56 Water Over Road at the 7 to 9 mile marker- signs posted HENDERSON County KY 2247/Posey Ball Rd […]

GRADD will host the Kentucky Association of Counties General Assembly Wrap-Up on May 10

GRADD will host the Kentucky Association of Counties General Assembly Wrap-Up on May 10

WMSK Staff

May 8th, 2017

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The public is invited to attend a Kentucky Association of Counties General Assembly Wrap-Up hosted by Green River Area Development District (GRADD) on Wednesday, May 10th. This free event will be held at the GRADD Office (300 GRADD Way, Owensboro) and will begin at 1:00pm […]