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Multi-vehicle Crash Leaves One Union County Man Dead and Another Injured

Multi-vehicle Crash Leaves One Union County Man Dead and Another Injured

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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A multiple-vehicle crash that closed US 60 West during the morning commute has claimed the life of a Union County Man. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Department says the crash at the Henderson/Union County line was reported in at 7:30 this morning. Authorities say it appears […]

UPDATE: U.S. 60 at the Henderson/Union County line is back OPEN

UPDATE: U.S. 60 at the Henderson/Union County line is back OPEN

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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Henderson County Sheriff officials say traffic is flowing again in both directions of US 60 West following a head-on two-vehicle collision during the morning commute. Authorities say two people were transported to area hospitals to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Their conditions […]

Tax Filing Season Begins Feb. 12

Tax Filing Season Begins Feb. 12

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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Kentucky Department of Revenue to begin accepting 2020 tax returns FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2021) –The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) is in the process of finalizing its tax filing processes and procedures, striving to make this the most efficient and safe filing season possible. […]

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Increase with Oil Prices on the Rise

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Increase with Oil Prices on the Rise

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are five cents higher this week at $2.294, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                             $2.294Average price during the week […]

Gov. Beshear: As New COVID-19 Cases Decline, State Focuses on Equitable Vaccine Access

Gov. Beshear: As New COVID-19 Cases Decline, State Focuses on Equitable Vaccine Access

Bill Stephens

February 9th, 2021

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Dr. Stack also details COVID-19 death determinations process FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2021) – On Monday, as new cases continue to decline, Gov. Beshear said the state is working to address equitable vaccine access. The Governor updated Kentuckians on the demographics of those vaccinated. “One thing to note […]

Winter Storm WATCH issued for Late Tuesday Through Midday Thursday

Winter Storm WATCH issued for Late Tuesday Through Midday Thursday

Bill Stephens

February 8th, 2021

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...Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain expected into the overnight tonight... ...More significant wintry precipitation expected late Tuesday night through Thursday morning... .Snow and sleet will develop into the evening hours for the Advisory area. Later this evening and overnight, light freezing drizzle or freezing rain […]

Transportation Cabinet Issues Text Message Scam Alert

Transportation Cabinet Issues Text Message Scam Alert

Bill Stephens

February 8th, 2021

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Victims advised to follow Attorney General’s identity theft guidance  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet  warns recipients of a text phishing attempt reported today impersonating a state agency. The text message includes a link and the sender is listed as “KYDOT.” The text […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for WMSK Listening Area

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

February 8th, 2021

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...Snow and Freezing Rain Expected This Afternoon and Tonight... .A band of snow is expected to spread eastward along the I-64 corridor in southern Illinois and southwest Indiana late this afternoon through this evening. Later this evening and overnight, light freezing drizzle or freezing rain […]

Kentucky State Police Increases Traffic Enforcement on Super Bowl Sunday

Kentucky State Police Increases Traffic Enforcement on Super Bowl Sunday

Bill Stephens

February 5th, 2021

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National Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort by State Police Agencies Madisonville, Ky. (February 5, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) are participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) on Super Bowl Sunday.  On February 7, 2021, KSP Post 2 Troopers will be taking part in a […]

Kentucky lawmakers advance historical horse racing bill

Kentucky lawmakers advance historical horse racing bill

Bill Stephens

February 4th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have advanced legislation to prevent the unplugging of historical racing betting machines. The operations are lucrative ventures for the state’s horse tracks. The measure cleared the Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee on Thursday. The bill seeks to fix flaws […]

Super Bowl LV Viewers Reminded ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk’

Super Bowl LV Viewers Reminded ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk’

Bill Stephens

February 4th, 2021

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Kentuckians play for TEAM Kentucky by limiting gatherings and planning a safe ride FRANKFORT, Ky.  (Feb. 4, 2021) – Football fans across the country are gearing up for America’s most-watched sporting event, Super Bowl LV, on Sunday, Feb. 7. While celebrations will look different this year due […]

Judge temporarily blocks new Kentucky law on COVID-19 rules

Judge temporarily blocks new Kentucky law on COVID-19 rules

Bill Stephens

February 4th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor has won a quick court order to temporarily block a new law he says would dangerously weaken the state’s response to COVID-19. The order came hours after a court hearing in the case Wednesday. The judge issued a restraining […]

Comer Questions Army Corps of Engineers’ Inconsistent Fees Charged to Marina Businesses

Comer Questions Army Corps of Engineers’ Inconsistent Fees Charged to Marina Businesses

Bill Stephens

February 4th, 2021

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Lack of transparency and uniformity exacerbates pandemic related financial struggles WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today wrote the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the lack of transparency and uniformity of fees charged to marina owners and businesses. Ranking […]

Kentucky State Police Angel Initiative Responds to Drug Epidemic Amidst Pandemic

Kentucky State Police Angel Initiative Responds to Drug Epidemic Amidst Pandemic

Bill Stephens

February 4th, 2021

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New Covid-19 Guidelines for Angel Initiative Participants FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Angel Initiative is a proactive program designed to help people battle addiction. The program, available at all 16 KSP post locations, temporarily paused in April while the agency […]

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky on Track to be First State to Vaccinate Educators

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky on Track to be First State to Vaccinate Educators

Bill Stephens

February 4th, 2021

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Governor, Kentucky Department of Education to help schools reopen in some form March 1FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky is on track to become the first state to vaccinate educators. “Our vaccination efforts right now are exciting to […]