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Four Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Kentucky

Four Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 25th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2017) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is reporting four human cases of West Nile virus infection in Kentucky residents. To date, 42 states and Washington, D.C. have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, mosquitoes, or horses […]

Senator Ridley speaks to Ky Magistrate Association

Senator Ridley speaks to Ky Magistrate Association

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2017

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Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, spoke to the Kentucky Magistrates Association Wednesday morning at the annual state conference in Louisville. He covered such topics as the pension crisis and other issues that could be addressed in the 2018 Legislative Session. Above, Magistrate Brue Todd, president of […]

Zika Education and Mosquito Control in the Spotlight on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the CHFS State Fair Exhibit

Zika Education and Mosquito Control in the Spotlight on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the CHFS State Fair Exhibit

WMSK Staff

August 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2017) – Media is invited to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair tomorrow for a focus on Zika education and mosquito control. Public health experts and staff will be at the interactive CHFS display, […]

Time to ham it up at Kentucky State Fair

Time to ham it up at Kentucky State Fair

WMSK Staff

August 22nd, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It’s time to ham it up at the Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky Farm Bureau will hold the 54th annual Country Ham Breakfast and Auction on Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The breakfast showcases the best of Kentucky agriculture. The […]

Two Arrested on Kidnapping/Wanton Endangerment Charges – HCSO

Two Arrested on Kidnapping/Wanton Endangerment Charges – HCSO

WMSK Staff

August 22nd, 2017

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Two Henderson County men are facing kidnapping and other charges stemming from an early morning incident in the Alzey-Bottoms area. Henderson County Sheriff’s deputy Stefon Douglas says authorities were notified by the 9-1-1 emergency communications center around 6:30 Tuesday morning of an unclothed man wrapped […]

KSP Investigating Police Action Shooting in Henderson

KSP Investigating Police Action Shooting in Henderson

WMSK Staff

August 22nd, 2017

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Shooting Occurred Early Monday After Pursuit HENDERSON, Ky. (Monday, August 21, 2017) – Around 2:25 August 21st, Kentucky State Police Post 16 was notified by Henderson City Dispatch of an officer involved shooting in the Henderson city limits. The Preliminary investigation reveals that Henderson City […]

Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 18th, 2017

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CALHOUN, Ky. (AP) — Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that would employ about 280 miners. Paringa Resources says it is planning to begin mining coal at the McLean County site next year. The mine would sell coal that’s […]

HCC TO HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE LECTURE AND VIEWING OPPORTUNITY MONDAY

HCC TO HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE LECTURE AND VIEWING OPPORTUNITY MONDAY

WMSK Staff

August 18th, 2017

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College will operate on regular business hours (Henderson) KY- On Monday, August 21st, 2017 all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Henderson Community College (HCC) is excited to host a solar eclipse lecture in the Preston Arts Center. The […]

Kentucky city endorses moving 2 Confederate statues

Kentucky city endorses moving 2 Confederate statues

WMSK Staff

August 18th, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Government leaders in Kentucky’s second-largest city have taken a decisive stand in favor of moving two Confederate statues from prominent places outside a former courthouse. The proposal to relocate statues honoring Confederate officers John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge won […]

Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2017

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Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse Follow precautions to avoid permanent eye damage including blindness FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2017) -– The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is warning […]

Kentucky governor against removing Confederate symbols

Kentucky governor against removing Confederate symbols

WMSK Staff

August 16th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he “absolutely” disagrees with removing Confederate symbols and monuments from government property, calling it the “sanitization of history.” Bevin told WVHU radio host Tom Roten that removing such symbols would be “dangerous” because it would encourage […]