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Governor Bevin Signs Rep. Suzanne Miles’s Bill to Boost Kentucky Economy into Law

Governor Bevin Signs Rep. Suzanne Miles’s Bill to Boost Kentucky Economy into Law

WMSK Staff

April 10th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – Governor Bevin has signed legislation that will have an enormous positive economic impact on both the aluminum and trucking industries in Kentucky. House Bill 184, sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, will allow trucks hauling metal commodities such as […]

Toyota Reborn: $1.33 Billion Investment in Georgetown Plant Will Keep It Cutting Edge

Toyota Reborn: $1.33 Billion Investment in Georgetown Plant Will Keep It Cutting Edge

WMSK Staff

April 10th, 2017

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Comprehensive project will prepare facility for new platform, streamline production processes, improve vehicle safety, quality and efficiency FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – Already one of the world’s leading automotive plants by efficiency, productivity and technology, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., known as TMMK, will […]

Solar panels to help power Kentucky Coal Museum

Solar panels to help power Kentucky Coal Museum

WMSK Staff

April 7th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Coal Museum won’t need as much coal anymore. The museum in Benham, Kentucky, is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city’s largest electric customers. Opened […]

Gov. Bevin Eliminates Dozens of Obsolete Boards and Commissions

Gov. Bevin Eliminates Dozens of Obsolete Boards and Commissions

WMSK Staff

April 6th, 2017

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Red Tape Reduction efforts target 30 percent of Kentucky’s 570+ boards FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin, as part of his Red Tape Reduction initiative, has signed documents to eliminate more than 65 obsolete, inactive and superseded boards and commissions. A 2012 […]

Traffic ADVISORY – daytime lane & load width restriction on the Shawneetown Bridge starting Monday, April 10th

Traffic ADVISORY – daytime lane & load width restriction on the Shawneetown Bridge starting Monday, April 10th

WMSK Staff

April 6th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime lane and load width restriction on the KY 56/Illinois Route 13 Ohio River “Shawneetown” Bridge starting Monday, April 10 2017. This daytime lane and 10 ft. load width restriction is to allow use of a […]

Transportation Cabinet lets Kentuckians drive the importance of work zone safety

Transportation Cabinet lets Kentuckians drive the importance of work zone safety

WMSK Staff

April 4th, 2017

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Kentuckians share stories and ‘Glow Orange’ to raise awareness FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – Focusing on the human aspect surrounding highway work zone safety, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) launched its state work zone safety campaign this week in conjunction with National Work Zone […]

Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country

Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country

WMSK Staff

April 4th, 2017

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ADAM BEAM, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than seven in 10 people in one of the nation’s largest tobacco-producing states support a statewide smoking ban for most public places. It’s the highest level of support ever recorded in polling by the Foundation for […]

Traffic ADVISORY – contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Sat. & Sun., April 8th & 9th

Traffic ADVISORY – contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Sat. & Sun., April 8th & 9th

WMSK Staff

April 4th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a northbound work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 2017. This northbound lane restriction on the Twin Bridges during daylight hours is to allow […]

Gov. Bevin Restores Right to Vote, Hold Office

Gov. Bevin Restores Right to Vote, Hold Office

WMSK Staff

April 4th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today restored the right to vote and hold public office to certain offenders who have completed their respective sentences and have applied for restoration of their civil rights. The orders exclude individuals convicted of violent or […]

Governor Bevin Declares  April 6 WWI Centennial Day

Governor Bevin Declares April 6 WWI Centennial Day

WMSK Staff

April 3rd, 2017

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Asks Everyone to Join in Honoring Kentucky’s Contributions FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – Governor Bevin has designated April 6, 2017 as World War I Centennial Day in Kentucky. One hundred years ago, the United States of America declared war against Germany’s Imperial Army and […]

Bill to Cut County Election Costs Receives Final Approval

Bill to Cut County Election Costs Receives Final Approval

WMSK Staff

April 3rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) –The Senate recently gave final approval to a measure to cut election costs for Kentucky counties. House Bill 319, sponsored by Rep. Kenny Imes, R-Murray, would allow local option elections to be held simultaneously with primary and general elections. “Elected […]

Senate Approves Rep. Suzanne Miles’ Agritourism Measure

Senate Approves Rep. Suzanne Miles’ Agritourism Measure

WMSK Staff

April 3rd, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – In the final days of the 2017 General Assembly Legislative Session, the Kentucky State Senate gave final passage to Rep. Suzanne Miles’, R-Owensboro, House Bill 360. The bill extends the meaning of “agricultural use” to agritourism activities, which will […]

CPE limits tuition increases to 3 to 5 percent for state’s colleges and universities

CPE limits tuition increases to 3 to 5 percent for state’s colleges and universities

WMSK Staff

March 31st, 2017

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The Council on Postsecondary Education set 2017-18 tuition and mandatory fee ceilings for resident undergraduate students at its meeting Friday at Northern Kentucky University. The ceilings limit tuition and mandatory fee increases to 3 to 5 percent and include: 3 percent for Western Kentucky University […]

Beshear Provides Information on AG’s Office to Gov. Bevin, Public

Beshear Provides Information on AG’s Office to Gov. Bevin, Public

WMSK Staff

March 31st, 2017

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Governor again requests information on AG’s Office of Civil, Environmental Law FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) – For the second time in as many months, Attorney General Andy Beshear is releasing information to the public on the work of his office after a request for […]

Transportation Cabinet alerts drivers of travel impacts in Georgia

Transportation Cabinet alerts drivers of travel impacts in Georgia

WMSK Staff

March 31st, 2017

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Road closures on Interstate 85 due to bridge collapse FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) – With several school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) alerts motorists of closures on I-85 near the Piedmont Road roadway in Atlanta, Georgia. Travelers should […]