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Anonymous letter revealed issues in retired judge’s death

Anonymous letter revealed issues in retired judge’s death

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Details about the nursing home death of a retired Kentucky judge were revealed in an anonymous letter sent to his grieving wife weeks after his burial. The Courier Journal reports the letter signed “concerned citizen” said the Masonic Homes of Kentucky […]

Gold Star mom sings National Anthem at Ellis Park; July 4th performance honors Daviess County native killed in Afghanistan

Gold Star mom sings National Anthem at Ellis Park; July 4th performance honors Daviess County native killed in Afghanistan

WMSK Staff

July 5th, 2019

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‘It puts a name with a face to what freedom really costs’ – Cathy Mullins HENDERSON, Ky. — As America celebrated her birthday Thursday, Ellis Park’s National Anthem singer served as a poignant reminder that freedom isn’t free. Cathy Mullins of Owensboro was Ellis Park’s […]

Beshear releases plan to boost veterans’ job opportunities

Beshear releases plan to boost veterans’ job opportunities

Bill Stephens

July 3rd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear has released a plan to improve job opportunities for military veterans in his first major policy rollout as his party’s nominee for Kentucky governor. Beshear said Tuesday his plan will increase access to job-skills training for veterans. The […]

New Kentucky Concealed Carry Law Now In Effect

New Kentucky Concealed Carry Law Now In Effect

WMSK Staff

July 3rd, 2019

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t FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 2, 2019) – Effective June 28, 2019, citizens of Kentucky were no longer required to have a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in the Commonwealth. The change came from the 2019 Legislative Session via Senate Bill 150, which removes the […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KY 492 in Union County Reopens

Traffic ADVISORY – KY 492 in Union County Reopens

WMSK Staff

July 2nd, 2019

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KY 492 has reopened to traffic near the KY 2101 Intersection in UNION County. This is along KY 492 near the 6.1 mile marker. The roadway at this site has been closed since May 28th for construction of a new bridge over Wash Creek. The […]

Bevin, Democratic lawmaker exchange barbs over pension plan

Bevin, Democratic lawmaker exchange barbs over pension plan

WMSK Staff

July 2nd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky’s Republican governor reached out to lawmakers to outline changes to his pension-relief proposal, a Democratic representative read the electronic version but decided to make a point with the paper copy — sending it back unopened, the envelope marked “Return […]

Henderson Community College to Recognize Incoming HCC FAME Students at Signing Day

Henderson Community College to Recognize Incoming HCC FAME Students at Signing Day

WMSK Staff

July 2nd, 2019

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Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) will recognize students who have been chosen for the 2019 HCC FAME program as part of a Signing Day Ceremony on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM in the Stagg Room of the Preston Arts Center on […]

KSP Increases Traffic Enforcement during the Fourth of July  Holiday

KSP Increases Traffic Enforcement during the Fourth of July Holiday

WMSK Staff

July 2nd, 2019

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National Crash Awareness and Recognition Effort by State Police Agencies FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 1, 2019) – Kentucky State Police is participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Fourth of July holiday season.  Beginning on July 3, 2019 and extending through July 5, 2019 […]

Kentucky State Fire Marshal and ATF Encourage Kentucky Residents to Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July

Kentucky State Fire Marshal and ATF Encourage Kentucky Residents to Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July

WMSK Staff

July 2nd, 2019

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  FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 2, 2019) – The Kentucky State Fire Marshal joins the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in reminding the public to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks. “To better ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July, the public is encouraged […]

State releases county unemployment data for May 2019

State releases county unemployment data for May 2019

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 27, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2018 and May 2019, rose in 22 and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development […]

KOHS launches enforcement and awareness blitz against speeding

KOHS launches enforcement and awareness blitz against speeding

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2019

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‘Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine’ runs June 30 through July 13 FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 27, 2019) – The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS)is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state ina speed enforcement blitz June 30 through July 13.  The federally-funded […]

Trooper Injured During Vehicle Pursuit

Trooper Injured During Vehicle Pursuit

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2019

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Trooper Sustained Minor Facial Lacerations From Wreck LIVERMORE, Ky. (June 27, 2019)—Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Wright was patrolling McLean County and observed a 2000 Saturn Aura speeding south on US 431 just after 2:00pm. Trooper Wright conducted a traffic stop on the Saturn in […]

Gov. Bevin Announces First Salary Scale Adjustment in Over a Decade for State Employees

Gov. Bevin Announces First Salary Scale Adjustment in Over a Decade for State Employees

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2019

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State’s Department of Corrections will be first agency to utilizenew schedule for probation and parole employees FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined representatives from the Personnel Cabinet and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to announce an increase to the midpoint wage […]

Edelen: Tough primary will make Beshear a better candidate

Edelen: Tough primary will make Beshear a better candidate

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vanquished gubernatorial hopeful Adam Edelen is predicting that his primary campaign attacks will make Andy Beshear a tougher nominee in the Democrats’ quest to unseat Kentucky’s Republican governor in November. Beshear and Edelen downplayed their bitter spring rivalry as they appeared […]

Health Officials Advise Precautions to Avoid Ticks

Health Officials Advise Precautions to Avoid Ticks

WMSK Staff

June 25th, 2019

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Fight Ticks with Four Simple Steps: Protect, Check, Remove and Watch FRANKFORT, Ky.– With the arrival of warmer weather and tick season underway in Kentucky, officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) are reminding […]