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NWS Special Statement for Sunday Feb. 11th

WMSK Staff

February 11th, 2018

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…Light wintry precipitation possible this morning and then again this evening… Temperatures early this morning will be near the freezing mark along the Ohio River. This may allow for a period or patches of light freezing rain or light freezing drizzle at times. While road […]

Two I-69 Ohio River Crossing Open Houses This Week

Two I-69 Ohio River Crossing Open Houses This Week

WMSK Staff

February 6th, 2018

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Preliminary alternatives to be discussed; public input sought HENDERSON, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2018) – Open houses are scheduled today and Wednesday to discuss the preliminary alternatives for a new I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) connecting Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky. Based on engineering analyses, […]

NWS-SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NWS-SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2018

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…Temperatures Quick to Fall Below Freezing, May Create Slick Spots on Area Roadways This Evening… Light precipitation falling this afternoon may pose a hazard early this evening, as temperatures plummet below freezing. A swath of rain changing to snow produced a dusting for some, mainly […]

Super Bowl 52: Fans don’t let fans drive drunk

Super Bowl 52: Fans don’t let fans drive drunk

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2018

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Pass the keys to a sober driver before the party begins FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2018) – Football fans across the country will celebrate America’s most-watched sporting event, Super Bowl LII, on Sunday, Feb. 4. For many, the Super Bowl celebration will include drinking alcohol, […]

Preliminary Alternatives for I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Preliminary Alternatives for I-69 Ohio River Crossing

WMSK Staff

February 1st, 2018

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Preferred alternative expected this fall Evansville, Ind. (Jan. 31, 2018) – The I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) Project Team has developed preliminary alternatives for each of the three corridors being considered for a new I-69 bridge and interstate connections. Based on further engineering analyses, […]

COLUMN – KY SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

COLUMN – KY SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

WMSK Staff

January 29th, 2018

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By Senator Dorsey Ridley FRANKFORT — The tone was somber in Frankfort this week as we mourned the tragedy that struck Marshall County. We were overwhelmed with compassion for that community whose sense of safety has forever been tainted by gunfire. We can only imagine […]

Teachers flock to run for office in Kentucky

Teachers flock to run for office in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

January 25th, 2018

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ADAM BEAM, Associated Press FRAKNFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 25 current and former educators are running for a seat in the Kentucky state legislature in 2018. It’s the most teachers to run for office in one year, according to David Allen, the former president […]

KSP Appeals for Privacy of Families in Wake of Marshall County Tragedy

KSP Appeals for Privacy of Families in Wake of Marshall County Tragedy

WMSK Staff

January 25th, 2018

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BENTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) is appealing to the media and general public to allow privacy for families impacted by this week’s tragic shooting in Marshall County. Families of Marshall County students have contacted KSP with serious privacy concerns, particularly […]

Gov. Matt Bevin Orders State Flag to Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Tragedy in Marshall County

Gov. Matt Bevin Orders State Flag to Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Tragedy in Marshall County

WMSK Staff

January 25th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) – As a show of support for the Marshall County community following tragic events that transpired at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23, 2018, Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the state flag be lowered to half-staff until sunset, Tuesday, […]

Court Sides with Bevin Administration on Right-to-Work

Court Sides with Bevin Administration on Right-to-Work

WMSK Staff

January 24th, 2018

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HB 1 has already resulted in unprecedented economic investment across the state FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by labor unions challenging the Commonwealth’s historic new right-to-work law. House Bill 1, passed by the 2017 General […]

Kentucky Reports Flu Activity Now Epidemic

Kentucky Reports Flu Activity Now Epidemic

WMSK Staff

January 24th, 2018

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Facebook LIVE Public Event Planned to Discuss the Flu FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), now describes influenza activity in Kentucky as an epidemic. This season’s strain of the flu virus […]

CONGRESSMAN JAMES COMER ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAGIC SCHOOL SHOOTING

CONGRESSMAN JAMES COMER ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAGIC SCHOOL SHOOTING

WMSK Staff

January 23rd, 2018

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TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Congressman James Comer’s Senior Field Representative, Martie Wiles, has been with local officials in Marshall County all morning and has been keeping the Congressman updated. Congressman Comer issued the following statement on the horrific shooting tragedy at Marshall County High School: “This […]

Coronor Releases Preliminary Cause of Death for County Judge Executive Jody Jenkins

Coronor Releases Preliminary Cause of Death for County Judge Executive Jody Jenkins

WMSK Staff

January 22nd, 2018

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Union County Coroner Stephen Shouse has released the preliminary cause of death of Union County Judge Executive Jody Jenkins who was found dead early Sunday. Shouse tells WMSK News the results of an autopsy held today in Louisville shows Jenkins died of a combination of […]

Union County Mourns Death of Embattled County Judge Executive

Union County Mourns Death of Embattled County Judge Executive

WMSK Staff

January 22nd, 2018

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MORGANFIELD, Ky. (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled for later today at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Madisonville to determine the cause of death of Union County Judge Executive “Jody” Jenkins. Union County Coroner Stephen Shouse says Jenkins was found dead early Sunday morning […]

KYTC proposes balanced plan of transportation priorities to General Assembly

KYTC proposes balanced plan of transportation priorities to General Assembly

WMSK Staff

January 18th, 2018

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Recommended Highway Plan budgets record amount for asset management to repair bridges, preserve roads FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Putting “safety first,” the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today presented the 2018 Recommended Highway Plan for the next six years that includes a record $1 […]