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Vote Kentucky State Police as 2019 Best Looking Cruiser

Vote Kentucky State Police as 2019 Best Looking Cruiser

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2019

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Photo Competition Unleashing Horsepower in More Ways than One FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2019) – KSP seeks to retain the national title for ‘Best Looking Cruiser’ and needs your vote in the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) annual contest. Competing against state law enforcement agencies […]

Kentucky coal company files for bankruptcy

Kentucky coal company files for bankruptcy

WMSK Staff

July 16th, 2019

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A coal company with mines in Kentucky and West Virginia has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Blackhawk mining says in a release that the restructuring will allow it to eliminate more than 60 percent of its debt. The company has 10 […]

Traffic ADVISORY-Breton Road Rail Crossing in WEBSTER County Closed for Emergency Repairs

Traffic ADVISORY-Breton Road Rail Crossing in WEBSTER County Closed for Emergency Repairs

WMSK Staff

July 16th, 2019

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CSX Railroad plans to close Breton Road in WEBSTER County today, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Breton Road will be closed about halfway between US 41 and KY 1835 to allow emergency rail repairs starting about 9:00 a.m., CDT, on Tuesday.   Breton Road is expected […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Start Date of Special Session to Pass Quasi-Agency and University Pension Relief Bill

Gov. Bevin Announces Start Date of Special Session to Pass Quasi-Agency and University Pension Relief Bill

WMSK Staff

July 15th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that he will convene the Kentucky General Assembly into special session, beginning this Friday, July 19 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Since the conclusion of the 2019 Regular Session, Gov. Bevin and his team have worked […]

LOUISVILLE ARCHBISHOP-CANCER

LOUISVILLE ARCHBISHOP-CANCER

WMSK Staff

July 15th, 2019

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Kentucky city’s Catholic archbishop is battling cancer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Catholic archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced that he’s battling bladder cancer. Seventy-two-year-old Joseph Kurtz has served as archbishop since 2007. He says he will undergo at least 12 weeks of immunotherapy and […]

Hazardous Weather Outlook for WMSK Listening Area

Hazardous Weather Outlook for WMSK Listening Area

WMSK Staff

July 15th, 2019

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The National Weather Service office in Paducah has issued this Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. DAY ONE… Today and Tonight Heavy rainfall will spread north across the region today into tonight. The heaviest rainfall should […]

Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control

Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control

WMSK Staff

July 12th, 2019

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — A fishing method originally developed in China will be used to remove invasive Asian carp from Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. The “unified method” of fishing drives carp through a series of large nets into a containment area, where they […]

Gov. Bevin, Lawmakers Propose Legislation Prohibiting ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Kentucky

Gov. Bevin, Lawmakers Propose Legislation Prohibiting ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

July 12th, 2019

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Legislation supports local law enforcement, ensures vital cooperation between local, state and federal partners on illegal immigration FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2019) – Today, Gov. Matt Bevin furthered his commitment to “serve those who serve us” by joining state lawmakers, members of the Lexington Fraternal Order […]

Distillery Runoff Should Not Cause Issues For Local Residents

Distillery Runoff Should Not Cause Issues For Local Residents

WMSK Staff

July 12th, 2019

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Officials with the Henderson Water Utility says the community has nothing to be concerned about when it comes to the runoff from the Jim Beam Distillery fire earlier this month. It appears the leading edge of the spill will reach the Henderson area sometime this […]

Nurse strike teams providing Hepatitis A vaccines at jails, other facilities for at-risk population

Nurse strike teams providing Hepatitis A vaccines at jails, other facilities for at-risk population

WMSK Staff

July 12th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2019) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, has deployed a strike team of nurses to administer Hepatitis A vaccines at jails and other locations. Since April, the team has provided more than 2,100 […]

Land Between the Lakes campground reopened following storm

Land Between the Lakes campground reopened following storm

WMSK Staff

July 11th, 2019

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says a popular campground that was closed after a storm last month has been reopened. The park said in a statement that the June 21 storm damaged Energy Lake Campground, which was near […]

Traffic ADVISORY – US 60 Near Henderson-Union County Line to Close Later This Month.

Traffic ADVISORY – US 60 Near Henderson-Union County Line to Close Later This Month.

WMSK Staff

July 11th, 2019

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of US 60 near the Union-Henderson County Line starting Monday, July 22, 2019. This closure along US 60 from the 24 mile marker to the 26 mile marker in Union County is to […]

Sheriff: Toddler dies after left in car for hours in Indiana

Sheriff: Toddler dies after left in car for hours in Indiana

WMSK Staff

July 10th, 2019

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff says a child has died after being left in a car for several hours on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says his office received a call of a medical […]

Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell’s US Senate seat

Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell’s US Senate seat

WMSK Staff

July 9th, 2019

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath, whose campaign announcement video in her House race […]

Prize money surges for horsemen racing at Churchill Downs

Prize money surges for horsemen racing at Churchill Downs

WMSK Staff

July 8th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says its new gaming venue is already paying dividends for horsemen racing at the Louisville track. Track officials say Churchill paid a record $32.2 million in prize money to horsemen during its recently ended spring meet. It was up […]