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101ST AIRBORNE-ANNIVERSARY

101ST AIRBORNE-ANNIVERSARY

WMSK Staff

August 15th, 2017

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Events will celebrate 101st Airborne 75th anniversary FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is celebrating its 75th anniversary with events at Fort Campbell this week. The celebration on Wednesday starts with a 4-mile run led by 101st Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Andrew […]

Traffic ADVISORY –  traffic shift along the US 41 work zone in SEBREE on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Traffic ADVISORY – traffic shift along the US 41 work zone in SEBREE on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along the US 41 work zone in SEBREE on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Travel lanes along a section of US 41/College Street have been narrowed and shifted in Sebree to allow reconstruction of pavement, […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KYTC & INDOT Ohio River Bridge Walk-Through Inspections Scheduled for NEXT WEEK

Traffic ADVISORY – KYTC & INDOT Ohio River Bridge Walk-Through Inspections Scheduled for NEXT WEEK

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are planning annual walk-through inspections on jointly-owned Ohio River bridges starting Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Motorists should be prepared to encounter work zone lane restrictions at the following locations: Tuesday, August 22nd US 41 […]

CHFS Invites State Fair Visitors to Donate New Duffle Bags, Backpacks

CHFS Invites State Fair Visitors to Donate New Duffle Bags, Backpacks

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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Bags will go to children coming into foster care FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Visitors to the 2017 Kentucky State Fair can help children in foster care by donating a new duffle bag or backpack at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services […]

Activities Planned Across the State for The Great American Eclipse

Activities Planned Across the State for The Great American Eclipse

WMSK Staff

August 9th, 2017

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From ballgames to concerts, communities are gearing up for this once-in-a-lifetime event FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2017) – With a little less than two weeks left, much of Western Kentucky is gearing up to become the epicenter of the 2017 total solar eclipse. Hopkinsville, in […]

Gov. Bevin Congratulates Students Who Attended Governor’s Scholars Program

Gov. Bevin Congratulates Students Who Attended Governor’s Scholars Program

WMSK Staff

August 9th, 2017

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1,078 high school juniors participated in five-week program FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 9, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated the 1,078 outstanding Kentucky high school rising seniors, representing 118 counties of Kentucky, who received their certificates for completing this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program. “The Governor’s […]

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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Aug. 7, 2017 – The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. […]

Four Troopers From Henderson Post Recognized by Justice Secretary Tilley  At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

Four Troopers From Henderson Post Recognized by Justice Secretary Tilley At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) – Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21. “The past few years […]

MCCONNELL-HEALTH OVERHAUL

MCCONNELL-HEALTH OVERHAUL

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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McConnell says he would consider continuing insurer payments FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly […]

FANCY FARM-GOVERNOR’S RACE

FANCY FARM-GOVERNOR’S RACE

WMSK Staff

August 7th, 2017

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Beshear, Adkins use Fancy Farm as test for 2019 FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Two prominent Kentucky Democrats’ appearance at Fancy Farm has increased speculation about the 2019 governor’s race. Attorney General Andy Beshear and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins were prominent speakers at the […]

Ky. State Police Needs Votes

Ky. State Police Needs Votes

WMSK Staff

August 4th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 4, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018. In anticipation of this milestone, the agency is seeking the support from Kentucky citizens for a special project to recognize its long service to the Commonwealth. KSP […]

COAL DEATHS INCREASE

COAL DEATHS INCREASE

WMSK Staff

August 3rd, 2017

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Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to […]

Capital Plaza Tower Office Furnishings Up for Sale

WMSK Staff

August 2nd, 2017

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Spot bid sale for all kinds of items on Aug. 9 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2017) – Anyone or any organization in need of desks, filing cabinets, chairs or other office furnishings, won’t want to miss the Division of Surplus Properties’ huge spot-bid sale on […]

Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky

Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A retired fighter pilot says she will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in Kentucky’s 6th District. Amy McGrath announced her candidacy on Tuesday with an online video touting her military career. She’s one of several of military veterans across the […]

Inmate Escapes From Ohio County Jail

Inmate Escapes From Ohio County Jail

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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McKenney Escaped Through a Faulty Magnetic Door EDITOR’S NOTE: Digital Images Included HARTFORD, Ky. (July 30, 2017) – Kentucky State Police troopers were notified by officials at the Ohio County Detention Center of an escaped inmate. The preliminary investigation reveals 48 year-old Arnold Ray McKenney […]