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Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — There will be increased law enforcement monitoring Kentucky waterways this weekend as part of a national campaign to deter impaired boating. A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the initiative called Operation Dry Water will be […]

Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 74 of the state’s 120 counties between May 2016 and May 2017. The state Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 28 counties during that period and stayed the same in […]

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky: (June 22, 2017) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will be activating its State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) today at 12:00 at a Level 4 activation in support of Tropical Storm Cindy as it moves into Kentucky overnight. Initially, moist air moving in from […]

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

WMSK Staff

June 21st, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area want visitors to be safe while having fun this summer and are offering some suggestions. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Capt. Duane Cameron says following safe habits makes a big […]

Board OKs tuition increases at most Kentucky universities

Board OKs tuition increases at most Kentucky universities

WMSK Staff

June 16th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The average cost of a four-year degree in Kentucky will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved tuition increases at all but two of the state’s public universities. The Council on Postsecondary Education approved the increases during its […]

KYTC Traffic Update – Southbound US 41 Lane Restriction Near Ky-In State Line Friday

KYTC Traffic Update – Southbound US 41 Lane Restriction Near Ky-In State Line Friday

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict SOUTHBOUND traffic to one lane on US 41 near the Kentucky-Indiana State Line on Friday, June 16, 2017. This daytime work zone lane restriction for southbound traffic is to allow electrical work on the Kentucky Weigh Station’s open […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May unemployment rate was 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage […]

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A powerful Republican lawmaker says a significant number in the GOP-controlled state legislature believe Gov. Matt Bevin’s use of executive orders threatens their independence. Republican state Rep. John Carney is chairman of the House Education Committee. He said Bevin’s recent executive […]

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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Kentucky Ranks 34th in Child Well-being in the U.S. Jeffersontown, KY – Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data […]

Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

Feds say former Kentucky officer made arrest to retaliate

WMSK Staff

June 12th, 2017

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PROVIDENCE, Ky. (AP) — A former police officer in western Kentucky has been charged in federal court with willfully violating the civil rights of a person and filing a false report. A release from the U.S. Department of Justice says former police officer William Dukes […]

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 […]