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Higher education forums planned across Kentucky

Higher education forums planned across Kentucky

WMSK Staff

January 31st, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education plans a statewide listening tour. A council statement says President Aaron Thompson wants to talk with students, community members, business representatives and educators about college access, student success, workforce quality and career transitions. […]

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

WMSK Staff

January 30th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Statewide elections in Kentucky were finalized Tuesday as the Secretary of State closed the door on the filing period in one of three states scheduled to elect governors in 2019. Democratic Secretary of State Alison […]

Kentucky gov gets heat for criticizing cold-weather closures

WMSK Staff

January 30th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor is getting some heat for saying school districts are being too “soft” on kids when they cancel classes due to cold weather. Many of Kentucky’s schools closed Wednesday with forecasts predicting wind chills well below zero degrees (negative […]

Take Steps to Avoid Hypothermia This Winter

Take Steps to Avoid Hypothermia This Winter

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2019

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Cold temperatures can be dangerous and deadly FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) – With zero to sub-zero temperatures predicted later this week around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Department for Public Health (DPH) officials […]

GRADD 2019 Legislative Breakfast – “Conversation Leads to Community Improvement”

GRADD 2019 Legislative Breakfast – “Conversation Leads to Community Improvement”

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2019

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The public is invited to attend a Regional Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Green River Area Development District (GRADD) on Saturday, February 2, 2019. This free event will be held at the GRADD Office (300 GRADD Way, Owensboro). Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. […]

Methodist Hospital now treating patients with the most advanced kidney stone lithotripter

Methodist Hospital now treating patients with the most advanced kidney stone lithotripter

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2019

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The Dornier Delta® III, the latest generation of the world’s best-selling, most clinically cited lithotripter, is now being utilized at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY. Manufactured by Dornier MedTech, the company that pioneered Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), the new equipment is being used to […]

Rand Paul testifies he feared for his life after 2017 attack

Rand Paul testifies he feared for his life after 2017 attack

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul testified Monday that he feared for his life after being hit by a blindside tackle from a neighbor, who broke several of his ribs while he was doing yard work […]

WInd Chill Advisory Issued for WMSK Listening Area – NWS Paducah

WInd Chill Advisory Issued for WMSK Listening Area – NWS Paducah

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2019

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…Bitterly cold temperatures in store for the Quad State region… It will be bitterly cold at times tonight through Wednesday night as a frigid arctic airmass spreads across the area. The leading edge of the main core of cold Arctic air will move through the […]

GROUP TICKETS FOR 2019 CARDINALS SEASON ON SALE TODAY

GROUP TICKETS FOR 2019 CARDINALS SEASON ON SALE TODAY

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2019

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Groups of 20 or More Can Purchase Discounted Tickets to Single Games and Receive Extra Incentives ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 28, 2019 – Organized groups of 20 fans or more can purchase single-game tickets to 2019 Cardinals games beginning Tuesday, January 29th at 10 AM […]

Evansville Regional Airport starts New Year on a high note

Evansville Regional Airport starts New Year on a high note

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2019

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Passenger traffic, last year, at Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) was the highest it has been in more than a decade. EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Passenger traffic, last year, at Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) was the highest it has been in more than a decade. And while […]

Trial set to begin in Paul’s lawsuit against attacker

Trial set to begin in Paul’s lawsuit against attacker

WMSK Staff

January 28th, 2019

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is going to court in his civil suit against the neighbor who broke his ribs with a hard tackle while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. Jury selection begins Monday in Paul’s […]

Beshear: Tax Return Time is Peak Season for Scammers

Beshear: Tax Return Time is Peak Season for Scammers

WMSK Staff

January 28th, 2019

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Clark County resident lost $9,900 in IRS Scam FRANKFORT, KY. (Jan. 28, 2019) – As Kentuckians begin electronically filing their state and federal income taxes Jan. 28, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking them to be prepared for an increase in scams calls. Beshear said […]

The Latest: Stumbo files for attorney general in Kentucky

The Latest: Stumbo files for attorney general in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

January 25th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky 2019 election filings (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A former Kentucky attorney general wants his old job back. Democrat Greg Stumbo filed to run for attorney general in 2019. A veteran of the Kentucky House of Representatives, […]

Kentucky GOP lawmakers order recount in House election

Kentucky GOP lawmakers order recount in House election

WMSK Staff

January 24th, 2019

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Republican lawmakers in Kentucky order recount of state House election in which the GOP candidate lost by one vote By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who lost his state House seat by one vote in November […]

State releases county unemployment data for December 2018

State releases county unemployment data for December 2018

WMSK Staff

January 24th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between December 2017 and December 2018, rose in 38, and stayed the same in 13 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce […]