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KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Temperatures are on the rise this week and KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children […]

Kentucky hospitals say drug overdoses constrain resources

Kentucky hospitals say drug overdoses constrain resources

WMSK Staff

June 6th, 2017

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(Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com) OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Amid the opioid epidemic in Kentucky, hospitals say overdoses have strained emergency rooms. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that Kentucky hospital officials say drug overdose cases require intervention and critical care, tying up resources. According to the […]

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 3rd

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 3rd

WMSK Staff

June 2nd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Saturday, June 3rd is National Trails Day in Kentucky and across the United States. Hosted and organized by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is a nationally coordinated event to draw attention to trail systems all across the […]

Kentucky to Celebrate 225th Birthday

Kentucky to Celebrate 225th Birthday

WMSK Staff

May 31st, 2017

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Events throughout the Commonwealth scheduled to celebrate anniversary of statehood FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 31, 2017) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism, among others throughout the state, will celebrate Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood on June 1. Additional events will honor the Commonwealth during the course […]

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

WMSK Staff

May 28th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. Bunning’s death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said Bunning’s […]

Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Motorists reminded to buckle up, enforcement heightened through Memorial Day HENDERSON, Ky. (May 20, 2017)–Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 through Sunday, June 04, 2017, Kentucky State Police will be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” national seatbelt enforcement campaign. This federal highway safety initiative […]

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky has created a new scholarship for its residents to fill skilled jobs in high demand. The News-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2rFBvhj ) that Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced the Work Ready Scholarship on Wednesday for […]

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY. (May 25, 2017) – Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to warn of a scam targeting Kentucky families and seniors who are seeking to save money on their prescription drugs. Staff at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office […]

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Woodford County remains state’s lowest rate in April 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Unemployment rates rose in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2016 and April 2017, fell in 28 and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment […]

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of family court judges and adoption attorneys says the best way for Kentucky to improve its struggling child welfare system is to hire more social workers. Two judges and two attorneys told lawmakers Tuesday the lack of enough social […]

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

WMSK Staff

May 23rd, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A former church treasurer in Kentucky has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and must repay more than $201,000 taken from the church. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Delanie L. Tillman, former treasurer of the Greater Norris Baptist Church […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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HENDERSON County KY 136 at 0 to 5 mile marker is CLOSED due to river flooding UNION County KY 1452 at 0 to 2 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 1637 at 0 to 3 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 667 at 1 to […]

Senator Ridley named to National Legislative Committee

Senator Ridley named to National Legislative Committee

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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FRANKFORT –Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, has been selected to serve on the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) Legislative Effectiveness Committee. The NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee examines strategies, practices and procedures for making legislators, staff and legislatures more effective. The committee focuses […]

Beshear: Federal Government Must Fully Fund ACA for Health of Kentucky

Beshear: Federal Government Must Fully Fund ACA for Health of Kentucky

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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ttorney General Andy Beshear today announced he is seeking to intervene in a federal court case to ensure the Affordable Care Act is properly funded so Kentuckians continue to have access to health care on the private insurance market. Beshear and a group of state […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in April 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in April 2017

WMSK Staff

May 18th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for April 2017 was up 0.1 percentage […]