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Kentucky official downplays concern about new Medicaid rules

Kentucky official downplays concern about new Medicaid rules

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s chief health official has downplayed concerns that thousands of people will lose Medicaid coverage now that the federal government has re-approved new eligibility rules. Last week, the Trump administration gave Kentucky permission to require some of Kentucky’s Medicaid population to […]

Former High School Football Coach Accused of 1980s Child Sex Crimes

Former High School Football Coach Accused of 1980s Child Sex Crimes

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky high school football coach has been accused of committing sex crimes against a child while he was leading the team in the early 1980s. News outlets cite police and court records in Monday reports as saying 69-year-old Thomas […]

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood and platelet donations now

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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Come to give by Dec. 19, receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card in thanks (Nov. 26, 2018) — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during […]

H.E.A.T. (Henderson Entrepreneurial and Technology) Lab to Open A Co-work Space for Individual Entrepreneurs

H.E.A.T. (Henderson Entrepreneurial and Technology) Lab to Open A Co-work Space for Individual Entrepreneurs

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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The HEAT (Henderson Entrepreneurial and Technology) Lab is a co-work space that allows individual entrepreneurs the opportunity to work independently or collaboratively in affordable, shared office space that includes office equipment, internet connectivity and other amenities found in a typical office. The HEAT Lab is […]

Eagle Watch Weekends Available At Kentucky State Parks

Eagle Watch Weekends Available At Kentucky State Parks

WMSK Staff

November 27th, 2018

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Trips Available In January, February FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2018) – A unique tradition for more than 40 years, Kentucky State Parks announced dates for its 2019 Eagle Watch Weekends, a chance to observe bald eagles as they gather around the major lakes of western […]

Beshear Selects Webster & 5 Other Counties for Post-General Election Audits

Beshear Selects Webster & 5 Other Counties for Post-General Election Audits

WMSK Staff

November 26th, 2018

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Counties include Breathitt, Grayson, Greenup, McCreary, Washington, Webster FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced the six Kentucky counties to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the Nov. 6 general election. The counties, randomly […]

Traffic ADVISORY – Lane Restriction on KY 492 Thursday

WMSK Staff

November 26th, 2018

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans work zone lane restrictions along a section of KY 492 in UNION County on Thursday, November 29, 2018. KY 492 in Union County will be restricted to one lane intermittently at milepoint 6.1 to allow geotechnical drilling at the Wash […]

Investigator: Missouri doctor impregnated Kentucky teen

Investigator: Missouri doctor impregnated Kentucky teen

WMSK Staff

November 26th, 2018

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — An investigator says a 46-year-old Missouri doctor impregnated a 16-year-old Kentucky girl and planned to marry her. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. attorney’s office investigator Donya Jackson said during a detention hearing that suspended St. Louis University Hospital Dr. […]

In era of online retail, Black Friday still lures a crowd

In era of online retail, Black Friday still lures a crowd

WMSK Staff

November 23rd, 2018

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By JOSEPH PISANI AND ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across […]

Feds re-approve new rules for Kentucky Medicaid

Feds re-approve new rules for Kentucky Medicaid

WMSK Staff

November 21st, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration has again approved new rules for some of Kentucky’s Medicaid population, requiring them to either get a job, volunteer in the community or go to school to keep their government-funded health coverage. […]

Coat drive to benefit foster children in Kentucky

Coat drive to benefit foster children in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

November 20th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians are being encouraged to donate coats and hoodies for children in foster care. A statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said its department for income support and the Kentucky County Attorneys Association are partnering to collect the […]

Transportation officials encourage residents to gather documents for upcoming license changes and check expiration date ahead of holiday travel

Transportation officials encourage residents to gather documents for upcoming license changes and check expiration date ahead of holiday travel

WMSK Staff

November 20th, 2018

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KYTC launches online document guide and reminds travelers to check credentials FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2018) – With large numbers of travelers expected to take to the skies and roads this holiday season, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encouraging license holders to check their card’s […]

Fed report shows farm income on the decline

WMSK Staff

November 19th, 2018

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank says farm income is continuing to decline within its district. The Fed says the third-quarter report released this week was the 19th straight survey in which most bankers indicated that farm income […]

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

WMSK Staff

November 16th, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she […]

First 72 On You – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Cold Temps

First 72 On You – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Cold Temps

WMSK Staff

November 16th, 2018

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Increased risks for carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia, foodborne illness, host Facebook Live Discussion FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2018) – As part of the year-long First 72 On You campaign, the Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is […]