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SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW – Commentary By State Senator Dorsey Ridley

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW – Commentary By State Senator Dorsey Ridley

WMSK Staff

February 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT — As our time in Frankfort grows shorter, our work escalates. We passed the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session earlier this week, but there is still much to be done and important bills are still making their way through the legislative process. […]

Dems tap former Kentucky governor to counter Trump speech

Dems tap former Kentucky governor to counter Trump speech

WMSK Staff

February 24th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have tapped former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to deliver the party’s response to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. That’s the word on Friday from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy […]

Traffic ADVISORY – Speed Limit to Go UP on US 60/Wendell Ford Expressway AroundOwensboro on Thursday, FEB 23

Traffic ADVISORY – Speed Limit to Go UP on US 60/Wendell Ford Expressway AroundOwensboro on Thursday, FEB 23

WMSK Staff

February 22nd, 2017

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A sign crew plans to change out signs raising the speed limit along US 60/The Wendell Ford Expressway around Owensboro from 55 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The sign crew plans to start work around 9:00 a.m.,CST. […]

House Passes Rep. Tim Couch’s Resolution Calling on EPA to Assist with Compliance

House Passes Rep. Tim Couch’s Resolution Calling on EPA to Assist with Compliance

WMSK Staff

February 22nd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 22, 2017) – Today, the House passed Representative Tim Couch’s, R-Hyden, House Resolution 9, which calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide regulated entities with advice and compliance assistance for the many laws and regulations it administers, and allow the […]

Fifty-five years after first orbit, Glenn still inspires

Fifty-five years after first orbit, Glenn still inspires

WMSK Staff

February 20th, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Since Glenn’s death on Dec. 8 at the age of 95, devotees have visited an exhibit of his artifacts at Ohio State University, backers have […]

AG Commissioner – Make the voluntary ‘ag tag’ donation and invest in Kentucky’s youth

AG Commissioner – Make the voluntary ‘ag tag’ donation and invest in Kentucky’s youth

WMSK Staff

February 20th, 2017

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Commentary By Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture FRANKFORT (February 20, 2017) — You are proud to be a farmer. That is why you buy farm license plates for your farm vehicles. When you renew your farm plates – or “ag tags” – you have […]

Pension system’s woes could be worse than previously thought

Pension system’s woes could be worse than previously thought

WMSK Staff

February 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s public pension system, which officially faces an $18.1 billion unfunded liability, might be in worse shape than previously thought. The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2lqlzMM ) reports the bigger potential problem means taxpayers could be on the hook for more money to […]

Legislation to Bring Public Charter Schools to Kentucky Introduced in House

WMSK Staff

February 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY – Today, House Education Committee Chair John Carney (District 51), Chair of the House Education Committee introduced HB 520, to bring public charter schools to the Bluegrass State. The bill would allow public charter schools to open and begin serving students in the […]

Gov. Bevin Selects 20 LWCF Projects to Receive $758,000 Including City of Waverly Award

Gov. Bevin Selects 20 LWCF Projects to Receive $758,000 Including City of Waverly Award

WMSK Staff

February 16th, 2017

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Funding from National Park Service to Develop and Maintain Parks FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) selected 20 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for total funding up to $758,000. These grants assist in […]

Governor Bevin Selects 21 Recreational Trails Projects to Receive $1.3M

Governor Bevin Selects 21 Recreational Trails Projects to Receive $1.3M

WMSK Staff

February 16th, 2017

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Federal Grant Funding to Develop and Maintain Trails and Facilities FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) selected 21 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) projects for funding up to $1.3 million. This grant assists in maintaining and […]

Kentucky Shatters Export Record at $29.24 Billion in 2016

Kentucky Shatters Export Record at $29.24 Billion in 2016

WMSK Staff

February 15th, 2017

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Aerospace, motor vehicles and pharmaceuticals remain state’s top exports FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Kentucky’s exports broke an all-time record in 2016 with $29.24 billion in goods and services shipped abroad from the Commonwealth, a 5.8-percent increase from 2015, Gov. Matt Bevin recently announced. […]

Spring Wildland Fire Season is Here

Spring Wildland Fire Season is Here

WMSK Staff

February 15th, 2017

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Be Careful When Burning Outdoors FRANKFORT, KY (February 15, 2017) – The Spring Forest Fire Season, which begins today and lasts until April 30, is in effect in every Kentucky county. This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6:00 a.m. […]

Sen. Ridley’s bill passes out of committee

Sen. Ridley’s bill passes out of committee

WMSK Staff

February 15th, 2017

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(photo courtesy of Legislative Research Commission) Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson (center), was joined today in testifying on SB 92 before the Senate Transportation Committee by Jeremey Thompson, Kentucky State Police, Operations Division (left), and Ed Brady, sheriff of Henderson County, retired Kentucky State Police, former […]

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

WMSK Staff

February 13th, 2017

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CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound. Some of their lessons: ___ — URL look odd? That […]

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

WMSK Staff

February 13th, 2017

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By Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Dorsey Ridley FRANKFORT —Lawmakers returned to Frankfort this week to reconvene the 2017 Regular Session with plenty of issues on the table. Many of those were addressed on Wednesday night in the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address. Unfortunately, Governor […]