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Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016

Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016

WMSK Staff

April 24th, 2017

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EDITOR’S NOTE: 2016 and 2015 county annual unemployment rate charts are included. Woodford County’s 3.2% lowest annual rate in state FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2017) — Annual unemployment rates decreased in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016 compared to 2015, rose in 26 and stayed the […]

Land Between the Lakes offers event on astronomy

Land Between the Lakes offers event on astronomy

WMSK Staff

April 24th, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — People interested in astronomy and the total solar eclipse coming up this summer can learn more at an event this week at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers will host the event Saturday at the […]

Kenergy Denies It Is Responcible for Q Wireless Interference Issues

Kenergy Denies It Is Responcible for Q Wireless Interference Issues

WMSK Staff

April 21st, 2017

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Kenergy says it has come to their attention that Q Wireless, a local internet provider, has stated their recent interference issues are the result of equipment installed by Kenergy. Kenergy Spokesman Kyle Heavrin says the Coop maintains and operates all of its equipment in strict […]

Unused Prescription Drug Disposal Scheduled For April 29, 2017  – KSP

Unused Prescription Drug Disposal Scheduled For April 29, 2017 – KSP

WMSK Staff

April 21st, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20. 2017) The Kentucky State Police is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate remains at 5 percent in March 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate remains at 5 percent in March 2017

WMSK Staff

April 20th, 2017

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March 2017 state rate lower than last March’s 5.1 percent FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary March unemployment rate remained unchanged from February at 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education […]

Ex-Carlisle teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

Ex-Carlisle teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

WMSK Staff

April 20th, 2017

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BARDWELL, Ky. (AP) — A former Carlisle County teacher has pleaded not guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2ouLqRt) 29-year-old Zachary Sims pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor […]

Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Seeks Candidates for University and Community College Boards

Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Seeks Candidates for University and Community College Boards

WMSK Staff

April 19th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2017) -Governor Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is now accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Additionally, applications are being accepted for potential trustee and regent […]

Federal utility CEO: Coal plants not reopening under Trump

Federal utility CEO: Coal plants not reopening under Trump

WMSK Staff

April 19th, 2017

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CEO of the nation’s biggest public utility says the agency isn’t going to reopen coal-fired power plants under President Donald Trump. In an interview Tuesday, Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson said he thinks very little will change for the […]

Governor Signs Legislation to Help Kentuckians Combat Cancer 

Governor Signs Legislation to Help Kentuckians Combat Cancer 

WMSK Staff

April 17th, 2017

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Governor Signs Legislation to Help Kentuckians Combat Cancer  FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 17, 2017) – The Governor recently signed into law a measure to improve patient knowledge and increase early detection, specifically on the results of a mammogram. House Bill 78, championed by Rep. Jim DuPlessis, […]

United changes policy, crew can’t displace seated passengers

United changes policy, crew can’t displace seated passengers

WMSK Staff

April 17th, 2017

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CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane. The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged from a fully-booked United Express flight in Chicago because he […]

Kentucky Derby season is prime time for Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Derby season is prime time for Kentucky Proud

WMSK Staff

April 17th, 2017

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By Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture FRANKFORT (April 17, 2017) — The Kentucky Derby elevates the Commonwealth to a global stage. The Derby – as well as the Kentucky Oaks and the run-up to Thoroughbred racing’s biggest weekend – also gives Kentucky Proud foods […]

Bowling Green reaches settlement after searching wrong home

Bowling Green reaches settlement after searching wrong home

WMSK Staff

April 17th, 2017

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(Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A couple has reached a $5,000 settlement with the city of Bowling Green after police erroneously served a search warrant on their home. The Bowling Green Daily News reports Michael and Stacie Hutchison were forced […]

KET and John James Audubon State Park host preview of new Audubon documentary

KET and John James Audubon State Park host preview of new Audubon documentary

WMSK Staff

April 12th, 2017

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KET, John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Ky., and Kentucky State Parks invite guests to a free screening of Audubon, a new one-hour documentary spotlighting iconic 19th- century painter and naturalist John James Audubon. Two separate screenings will be held Sunday, April 23 at […]

April flowers bring May monarchs

April flowers bring May monarchs

WMSK Staff

April 11th, 2017

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Transportation Cabinet beautifies Kentucky roadsides with wildflowers and waystations FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 11, 2017) – With highway construction season kicking off in April, orange barrels and freshly laid blacktop have become a common site throughout the state, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is also […]

The hunt for great food gets easier with Buy Local

The hunt for great food gets easier with Buy Local

WMSK Staff

April 11th, 2017

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New KDA program rewards businesses for offering more Kentucky farm-sourced menu items FRANKFORT (April 11, 2017) — Kentucky Proud has unveiled Buy Local, a new program intended to encourage restaurants and other food service businesses to purchase locally produced food products, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles […]