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States cut safety checks as coal dwindles, upsetting critics

States cut safety checks as coal dwindles, upsetting critics

WMSK Staff

June 30th, 2017

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DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching sessions on miners’ safety habits. She knows more than most what is at stake. Her son, Rickey […]

Project Offices Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson

Project Offices Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2017

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Short list of alternatives expected in July Evansville, Ind. (June 27, 2017) – Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Henderson Mayor Steve Austin helped to officially open I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) project offices on their respective sides of the river today. One project office is […]

July 4th Holiday Enforcement Troopers to Focus on Impaired Drivers

July 4th Holiday Enforcement Troopers to Focus on Impaired Drivers

WMSK Staff

June 28th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky (June 27, 2017) — The Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson wants to remind motorists to celebrate this Fourth of July responsibly! “This iconic American holiday is often celebrated with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on […]

Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

WMSK Staff

June 27th, 2017

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Consumers advised to contact law enforcement, ag department to report tampering FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2017) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of tampering on motor fuel pumps as credit card thieves gear up for the Fourth of July and […]

Improvements to Waverly City Park celebrated with ribbon-cutting

Improvements to Waverly City Park celebrated with ribbon-cutting

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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WAVERLY, Ky. — When Charlie Willett retired in from his carpet installation business in 2015, he wasn’t sure what lie in store for him. Little did he know that this spring, a big project would present itself: Fixing up the Waverly City Park. The park, […]

Ribbon cutting ceremonies planned on both sides of the river

Ribbon cutting ceremonies planned on both sides of the river

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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Project Offices to Officially Open in Evansville and Henderson Evansville, Ind. (June 26, 2017) – Two ribbon cuttings are planned Tuesday to officially open the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project offices. A project update will also be provided by a project manager. Evansville Ribbon Cutting […]

Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

Campaign aims to deter impaired boating

WMSK Staff

June 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — There will be increased law enforcement monitoring Kentucky waterways this weekend as part of a national campaign to deter impaired boating. A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the initiative called Operation Dry Water will be […]

Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 74 of the state’s 120 counties between May 2016 and May 2017. The state Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 28 counties during that period and stayed the same in […]

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

Officials Urge Kentuckians to Prepare for Possible Flooding/Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy

WMSK Staff

June 23rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky: (June 22, 2017) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will be activating its State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) today at 12:00 at a Level 4 activation in support of Tropical Storm Cindy as it moves into Kentucky overnight. Initially, moist air moving in from […]

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

Land Between Lakes offers safety tips for visitors

WMSK Staff

June 21st, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area want visitors to be safe while having fun this summer and are offering some suggestions. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Capt. Duane Cameron says following safe habits makes a big […]

Board OKs tuition increases at most Kentucky universities

Board OKs tuition increases at most Kentucky universities

WMSK Staff

June 16th, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The average cost of a four-year degree in Kentucky will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved tuition increases at all but two of the state’s public universities. The Council on Postsecondary Education approved the increases during its […]

KYTC Traffic Update – Southbound US 41 Lane Restriction Near Ky-In State Line Friday

KYTC Traffic Update – Southbound US 41 Lane Restriction Near Ky-In State Line Friday

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict SOUTHBOUND traffic to one lane on US 41 near the Kentucky-Indiana State Line on Friday, June 16, 2017. This daytime work zone lane restriction for southbound traffic is to allow electrical work on the Kentucky Weigh Station’s open […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

WMSK Staff

June 15th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May unemployment rate was 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage […]

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A powerful Republican lawmaker says a significant number in the GOP-controlled state legislature believe Gov. Matt Bevin’s use of executive orders threatens their independence. Republican state Rep. John Carney is chairman of the House Education Committee. He said Bevin’s recent executive […]

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Reveals Gains in Health and Continued Challenges in Economic Well-being

WMSK Staff

June 13th, 2017

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Kentucky Ranks 34th in Child Well-being in the U.S. Jeffersontown, KY – Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data […]