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Kentucky’s worst-ever mine disaster to be remembered Friday in Clay

Kentucky’s worst-ever mine disaster to be remembered Friday in Clay

WMSK Staff

August 1st, 2017

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CLAY, Kentucky — The 100th anniversary of the worst coal-mining accident in Kentucky’s history will be solemnly commemorated at a ceremony this Friday evening in Webster County. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1917, 153 men and teenage boys were proceeding to their work […]

‘Ag Tag’ Donations Soared to Nearly $630,000 in 2017, Shattering Previous Records

‘Ag Tag’ Donations Soared to Nearly $630,000 in 2017, Shattering Previous Records

WMSK Staff

July 31st, 2017

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Commissioner Quarles Praises ‘Giving Spirit’ of Kentucky Farmers FRANKFORT (July 31, 2017) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated […]

Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers  At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

WMSK Staff

July 25th, 2017

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KSP announces top Trooper, Detective, CVE Officer and other awards 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, […]

Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

WMSK Staff

July 25th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 25, 2017) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to […]

Physicians graduate from Methodist Hospital’s residency program

WMSK Staff

July 24th, 2017

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Three physicians have completed a three year Osteopathic Family Practice Program at Methodist Hospital. The graduates are Katie Gilliam, DO, Cole Phelps, DO, and Michael Roof, DO. Established in 2003, the Methodist Hospital Osteopathic Family Practice Program is a partnership with the University of Pikeville […]

.EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY…

WMSK Staff

July 22nd, 2017

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT Sunday. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect. * TIMING…through Sunday evening. * HEAT INDEX VALUES…Peak heat indices will be around 110 degrees this […]

UofL pathology chair: McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

UofL pathology chair: McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

WMSK Staff

July 21st, 2017

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Personalized medicine with emphasis on genetics holds key to treatment options LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sen. John McCain’s glioblastoma diagnosis is bleak, but not hopeless, said Eyas Hattab, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the A.J. Miller Endowed Chair in Pathology […]

KY Transportation Cabinet urges local residents to prepare for influx of visitors for Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

KY Transportation Cabinet urges local residents to prepare for influx of visitors for Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

WMSK Staff

July 21st, 2017

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PADUCAH, Ky. (July 21, 2017) – Residents of 10 Kentucky counties are on the verge of experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event in their backyard with up to half a million visitors joining them as spectators. A total solar eclipse will sweep across 14 states, including […]

Short List of Corridors for I-69 Ohio River Crossing

WMSK Staff

July 20th, 2017

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Screening Process Summary Map Three corridors are moving forward for further evaluation Henderson, Ky. (July 20, 2017) – The I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) Project Team has identified a short list of corridors for the possible location of a new I-69 bridge. After completing […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in June 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate increases to 5.1 percent in June 2017

WMSK Staff

July 20th, 2017

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Rate hovering around 5 percent over last two years FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 20, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The […]

Senator Ridley named to national task force

Senator Ridley named to national task force

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT – Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, has been appointed to a second national committee. The senator has been selected to serve on the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Task Force on Energy Environment and Agriculture. Ridley said that being appointed to the […]

Uptick in Support for Kentucky Environmental Groups

Uptick in Support for Kentucky Environmental Groups

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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Greg Stotelmyer – Kentucky News Connection FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s signature conservation groups are reporting an uptick in membership, fund-raising and volunteerism. The increased engagement comes as President Donald Trump charts an aggressive path toward environmental deregulation, including pulling the U.S. out of the Paris […]

KYEM Holds FEMA Eclipse Tabletop Exercise

KYEM Holds FEMA Eclipse Tabletop Exercise

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY: (July 14, 2017) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) hosted a FEMA Solar Eclipse tabletop exercise on Wednesday at Kentucky Dam Village Conference Center in preparation for the upcoming Solar Eclipse event on August 21, 2017. Over 150 agencies, with 220 participants consisting of […]

Nation’s Secretaries of State Reaffirm States’ Rights in Election Administration

Nation’s Secretaries of State Reaffirm States’ Rights in Election Administration

WMSK Staff

July 11th, 2017

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 11, 2017) – Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Monday led a unanimous group of her colleagues in reaffirming states’ constitutional rights to administer federal, state, and local elections. The members of the National Association of Secretaries of State unanimously passed […]

Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways collaboration to prepare students for technology-based careers

Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways collaboration to prepare students for technology-based careers

WMSK Staff

July 10th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 10, 2017) – A new collaboration among state, education, non-profit, and private sector parties was announced by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today aimed at creating Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways, which are specific courses and educational opportunities designed to prepare […]