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Traffic ADVISORY  -KY Highway Crews Prepared for Possibility of Winter Precipitation Sunday Morning

Traffic ADVISORY -KY Highway Crews Prepared for Possibility of Winter Precipitation Sunday Morning

WMSK Staff

February 9th, 2019

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be on-call over the weekend and prepared to respond to call-outs for a round of winter precipitation expected to move across our Western Kentucky counties starting in the pre-dawn hours and into Sunday morning. The forecast for Sunday morning includes […]

KY Highway Crews Prepared to Respond to Potential for Icy Spots at Temps Plummet Overnight (D2)

KY Highway Crews Prepared to Respond to Potential for Icy Spots at Temps Plummet Overnight (D2)

WMSK Staff

February 7th, 2019

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Traffic ADVISORY Based on forecast projections, rain is expected to end across our Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 counties from west to east between 5 p.m., and 7 p.m., CST. With the strong winds indicated in the evening hours as temperatures start to drop, the […]

NWS PADUCAH – FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

NWS PADUCAH – FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

WMSK Staff

February 6th, 2019

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Numerous disturbances aloft will move over a surface frontal boundary, and interact with copious moisture to result in several periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms late today through Thursday. The resulting heavy rain will likely lead to flooding and possibly flash flooding. The Flood Watch […]

Tobacco farmer’s son endorses smoking ban in most workplaces

Tobacco farmer’s son endorses smoking ban in most workplaces

WMSK Staff

February 6th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The son of a tobacco farmer running for governor in Kentucky endorsed a statewide smoking ban in most workplaces on Tuesday, a sign of the evolving tobacco politics in a state once dominated by the […]

2019 CARDINALS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

2019 CARDINALS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

WMSK Staff

February 5th, 2019

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Fans Can Buy Single-Game Tickets as Early as Tomorrow by Purchasing 3+ Games ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 5, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that single-game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale this Friday, February 8, at 10 AM CT. […]

Inmate captured hours after escaping from Kentucky prison

Inmate captured hours after escaping from Kentucky prison

WMSK Staff

February 5th, 2019

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PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say an inmate has been captured hours after he escaped from a prison. Kentucky State Police say in a news release 25-year-old Aaron A. Davis was located in a field in Caldwell County on Sunday and charged with […]

House speaker dismisses chances for quick pension agreement

House speaker dismisses chances for quick pension agreement

WMSK Staff

February 5th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne on Monday dismissed chances for a quick agreement to change one of the country’s worst-funded public pension systems as state lawmakers prepare to resume this year’s legislative session. With lawmakers […]

Attorney claims improper interference at Kentucky recount

Attorney claims improper interference at Kentucky recount

WMSK Staff

February 5th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First a Kentucky state House race went to the Democrat by a single vote, and then a recount declared the race a tie. Now there’s a flurry of back and forth drama, with the Democrat’s […]

Auditor Harmon: Kentucky’s Total Debt Equal to $12,000 for Every Man, Woman and Child in Commonwealth

Auditor Harmon: Kentucky’s Total Debt Equal to $12,000 for Every Man, Woman and Child in Commonwealth

WMSK Staff

February 5th, 2019

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Of Kentucky’s total $54.6 billion in debt, estimated $43.3 billion is due to unfunded pensions FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 5, 2019) – Kentucky’s estimated unfunded liability for its retirement systems makes up nearly 80 percent of the Commonwealth’s total debt for Fiscal Year 2018. That’s according […]

More than 700 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell this month

More than 700 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell this month

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell is expecting more than 700 soldiers to return this month to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The post says 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division soldiers are coming back from a nine-month deployment to […]

Final Week of I-69 Bridge Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

Final Week of I-69 Bridge Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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Comment period ends February 8 Evansville, Ind. (Feb. 4, 2019) – This is the final week for residents to share feedback on the preferred alternatives for the proposed I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) public comment period ends Friday, […]

Traffic UPDATE  – Lane Restriction on NB Bi-State Twin Bridge is OVER

Traffic UPDATE – Lane Restriction on NB Bi-State Twin Bridge is OVER

WMSK Staff

February 4th, 2019

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UPDATE: NORTHBOUND Work Zone Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges THIS MORNING Navigational light work is completed. All lanes are now OPEN. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict NORTHBOUND traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville […]

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2019

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By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — As the nation’s opioid crisis was deepening, the company that makes a powerful prescription painkiller considered marketing an anti-addiction drug to “an attractive market” of people with addictions, according to allegations in court documents made public Thursday. The […]

One-two punch of winter storms, canceled blood drives straining Red Cross blood supply

One-two punch of winter storms, canceled blood drives straining Red Cross blood supply

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2019

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Red Cross has an emergency need for blood, platelet donors to give now LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) — The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2019

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$20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades CARROLLTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks officials at General Butler State Park to announce the kickoff of phase II of the Commonwealth’s “Refreshing the […]