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Police chief: Race was a factor in Kentucky grocery slayings

Police chief: Race was a factor in Kentucky grocery slayings

WMSK Staff

October 29th, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police chief has acknowledged that the killings of two black people at a Kroger grocery store were racially motivated, days after the FBI announced that it is investigating the shootings as a potential federal hate crime. The Courier Journal reports […]

Kentucky attorney general announces 8th opioid lawsuit

Kentucky attorney general announces 8th opioid lawsuit

WMSK Staff

October 26th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has sued a pharmaceutical company, accusing it of contributing to the state’s opioid epidemic. Beshear says he has sued Pennsylvania-based Teva for marketing its products to treat chronic pain despite the drugs being approved for treating […]

Kentucky officials seek changes in campaign-finance laws

Kentucky officials seek changes in campaign-finance laws

WMSK Staff

October 25th, 2018

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Out of more than 1,500 Kentucky political candidates who are required to file public financial-disclosure reports this year, all but 106 have done so on paper, overwhelming the Registry of Election Finance’s 12 staff members […]

State releases county unemployment data for September 2018

State releases county unemployment data for September 2018

WMSK Staff

October 25th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2018) – Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties between September 2017 and September 2018, rose in 23, and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce […]

KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips

KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips

WMSK Staff

October 24th, 2018

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Nice Fall Weather May Increase Pedestrian Traffic HENDERSON, Ky, (October 24, 2018) – Trick-or-treaters, parents, motorists and homeowners all play an important role in keeping Halloween safe. Troopers with the Kentucky State Police offer the following tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween. FOR MOTORISTS […]

Healthy on the Hill Event

Healthy on the Hill Event

WMSK Staff

October 24th, 2018

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Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) will be hosting its fourth annual Healthy on the Hill, an event featuring free health screenings for students, staff and faculty on Wednesday, October 24th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. During this event, attendees can get tested for […]

In-person absentee voting begins in Kentucky

In-person absentee voting begins in Kentucky

WMSK Staff

October 23rd, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In-person absentee voting has begun in Kentucky for the Nov. 6 elections. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says eligible voters can cast an absentee ballot in person at their local county clerk’s office. To be eligible, a voter must […]

Kentucky has more than 3.4 million registered voters

Kentucky has more than 3.4 million registered voters

WMSK Staff

October 19th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has more than 3.4 million people are registered to vote on the Nov. 6 elections. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the number on Thursday. She said 49.6 percent of registered voters are Democrats while 41.7 percent are Republicans. […]

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

WMSK Staff

October 17th, 2018

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By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren’t […]

MILLIONS SET TO “SHAKEOUT” THIS THURSDAY

MILLIONS SET TO “SHAKEOUT” THIS THURSDAY

WMSK Staff

October 17th, 2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 17, 2018) – This Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:18AM, more than 2 million people across 14 states will take part in the Great Central US ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. The regional ShakeOut drill is part of an international effort in which participants […]

Beshear: Election Season Brings Voter Registration, Absentee Ballot Scams

Beshear: Election Season Brings Voter Registration, Absentee Ballot Scams

WMSK Staff

October 17th, 2018

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National Association of State Election Directors issued scam warning to states FRANKFORT, KY. (Oct. 17, 2018) – As Election Day approaches, Kentuckians may be receiving calls from candidates, political organizations and now scammers, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear. Beshear issued a scam alert Wednesday […]

New Data Shows Increasing Number of Kentucky Children Living with Relative Caregivers

New Data Shows Increasing Number of Kentucky Children Living with Relative Caregivers

WMSK Staff

October 16th, 2018

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Louisville, KY – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Kentucky continues to have the highest rate in the nation of children in the care of relatives. In 2016-2018, nine percent of Kentucky children were being raised by a relative, which is more […]

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Will Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in all 120 Kentucky Counties for 2019

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Will Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in all 120 Kentucky Counties for 2019

WMSK Staff

October 15th, 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 15, 2018–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky (Anthem) will be offering up to four Medicare Advantage health plans in the 120 counties in 2019. Medicare-eligible individuals living in 63 counties will have at least one new Anthem plan available to […]

CARDINALS & WAINWRIGHT AGREE TO 2019 CONTRACT; VETERAN PITCHER SET TO ENTER HIS 15TH SEASON WITH ST. LOUIS

CARDINALS & WAINWRIGHT AGREE TO 2019 CONTRACT; VETERAN PITCHER SET TO ENTER HIS 15TH SEASON WITH ST. LOUIS

WMSK Staff

October 11th, 2018

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ST. LOUIS, MO – October 11, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for the 2019 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wainwright, 37, will be […]

Police: Kentucky officer shot was mistaken for prowler

Police: Kentucky officer shot was mistaken for prowler

WMSK Staff

October 10th, 2018

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a police officer was shot by a homeowner who may have mistaken the officer for a prowler. The Owensboro officer, who has not been identified, was in stable condition late Wednesday morning. Trooper Corey King is a […]