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Traffic Advisory from KYTC Dist. 2

WMSK Staff

December 5th, 2018

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KY Highway Snow & Ice Report for District 2 Motorists should be aware that snow squalls that moved across the region overnight have been intense enough in some areas to overcome warm pavement temperatures to create the potential for slick spots. Drivers are advised to […]

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

WMSK Staff

December 4th, 2018

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* WHAT…Snow Showers. Additional snow accumulations mostly less than 1 inch. Isolated amounts around 1 inch possible. * WHERE…Portions of southwest Indiana, western Kentucky and southern Illinois. * WHEN…Until midnight CST tonight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the […]

KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

WMSK Staff

December 4th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky.(Dec. 4, 2018) – With the possibility of wintery weather moving into the Commonwealth this week, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions. “Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures […]

New Harvest Record Set for Modern Gun Deer Season

New Harvest Record Set for Modern Gun Deer Season

WMSK Staff

December 3rd, 2018

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Season FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2018) — A record 106,797 deer were taken over Kentucky’s 16-day modern gun season that concluded Nov. 25, topping the previous record from 2015 by almost 1,400 deer. “We anticipated an increase in harvest for the season due to several […]

Con artists stealing personal and financial information via fake emails

Con artists stealing personal and financial information via fake emails

WMSK Staff

December 3rd, 2018

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FRANKFORT, KY. (Dec. 3, 2018) – Kentuckians shopping online this Christmas season should be on the lookout for scam emails, Attorney General Andy Beshear warned today. With Christmas shopping in full swing, and the National Retail Federation predicting spending to increase by more than 4 […]

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 2-8, 2018

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 2-8, 2018

WMSK Staff

December 3rd, 2018

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Barbara J Fox The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, encourages Kentuckians to get a flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 2-8, to help prevent the spread of flu this holiday season. “The flu vaccine […]

State: Technology upgrade to benefit social services staff

State: Technology upgrade to benefit social services staff

WMSK Staff

December 3rd, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a technology upgrade will allow state social workers to spend less time on paperwork. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says about 1,800 social workers and social services staff will receive tablets to replace laptop and desktop […]

Paxton Media Group buys Kentucky New Era, 4 other papers

Paxton Media Group buys Kentucky New Era, 4 other papers

WMSK Staff

December 3rd, 2018

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah-based Paxton Media Group has bought the Kentucky New Era and four other newspapers. Taylor Hayes is the publisher-editor of the Kentucky New Era. He said in a news release it was important to his family to keep the Hopkinsville paper […]

Henderson Community College Graduation Ceremony Announced

Henderson Community College Graduation Ceremony Announced

WMSK Staff

December 3rd, 2018

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Henderson, KY – The Henderson Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 graduation ceremonies scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Preston Arts Center located 2660 S. Green Street. The ceremony begins at 7:00 PM Dr. Tiffany Evans, Interim CEO and […]

Kentucky lawmaker will challenge election he lost by 1 vote

Kentucky lawmaker will challenge election he lost by 1 vote

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky says he will challenge the results of an election he lost by one vote. Kentucky state Rep. DJ Johnson lost to Democrat Jim Glenn by a single vote on Election Day. County officials reviewed the […]

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Dec. 1st – NWS Paducah

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Dec. 1st – NWS Paducah

WMSK Staff

December 1st, 2018

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE…Today and Tonight Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible today. Some storms may be severe with damaging wind gusts and hail. An isolated tornado or two […]

GOP nominates David Osborne as Kentucky’s next House speaker

GOP nominates David Osborne as Kentucky’s next House speaker

WMSK Staff

November 30th, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRAKNFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans on Thursday nominated David Osborne to be the next speaker of the state House of Representatives, putting him in charge of a caucus that had been rocked by a sexual harassment scandal but […]

Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

WMSK Staff

November 29th, 2018

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By DYLAN LOVAN , Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Appalachian coal miners and supporters are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease. The excise tax paid by coal companies funds the […]

State releases county unemployment data for October 2018

State releases county unemployment data for October 2018

WMSK Staff

November 29th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2018) – Unemployment rates rose in 76 Kentucky counties between October 2017 and October 2018, fell in 34, and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce […]

Equine, poultry gains lead Kentucky agriculture in 2018

Equine, poultry gains lead Kentucky agriculture in 2018

WMSK Staff

November 29th, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boosted by continued gains in its equine and poultry industries, Kentucky’s farm cash receipts stayed relatively stable this year as higher yields for most crops helped offset lower prices hitting some sectors, agricultural economists said Thursday. The projected cash receipts — […]