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Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

Kentucky State Police Post 16 to Participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Motorists reminded to buckle up, enforcement heightened through Memorial Day HENDERSON, Ky. (May 20, 2017)–Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 through Sunday, June 04, 2017, Kentucky State Police will be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” national seatbelt enforcement campaign. This federal highway safety initiative […]

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

Kentucky scholarship covers tuition for high-demand fields

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky has created a new scholarship for its residents to fill skilled jobs in high demand. The News-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2rFBvhj ) that Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced the Work Ready Scholarship on Wednesday for […]

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

Caller claims to provide deep discounts on drugs, charges thousands to victim

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, KY. (May 25, 2017) – Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to warn of a scam targeting Kentucky families and seniors who are seeking to save money on their prescription drugs. Staff at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office […]

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

Unemployment rates up in 83 Kentucky counties in April 2017

WMSK Staff

May 26th, 2017

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Woodford County remains state’s lowest rate in April 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Unemployment rates rose in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2016 and April 2017, fell in 28 and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment […]

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

WMSK Staff

May 24th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of family court judges and adoption attorneys says the best way for Kentucky to improve its struggling child welfare system is to hire more social workers. Two judges and two attorneys told lawmakers Tuesday the lack of enough social […]

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

WMSK Staff

May 23rd, 2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A former church treasurer in Kentucky has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and must repay more than $201,000 taken from the church. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Delanie L. Tillman, former treasurer of the Greater Norris Baptist Church […]

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

Traffic ADVISORY – KY Highway Water Over Road Report (D2)

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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HENDERSON County KY 136 at 0 to 5 mile marker is CLOSED due to river flooding UNION County KY 1452 at 0 to 2 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 1637 at 0 to 3 mm CLOSED due to floodwaters KY 667 at 1 to […]

Senator Ridley named to National Legislative Committee

Senator Ridley named to National Legislative Committee

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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FRANKFORT –Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, has been selected to serve on the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) Legislative Effectiveness Committee. The NCSL Legislative Effectiveness Committee examines strategies, practices and procedures for making legislators, staff and legislatures more effective. The committee focuses […]

Beshear: Federal Government Must Fully Fund ACA for Health of Kentucky

Beshear: Federal Government Must Fully Fund ACA for Health of Kentucky

WMSK Staff

May 19th, 2017

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ttorney General Andy Beshear today announced he is seeking to intervene in a federal court case to ensure the Affordable Care Act is properly funded so Kentuckians continue to have access to health care on the private insurance market. Beshear and a group of state […]

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

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

WMSK Staff

May 18th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2017) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 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 unemployment rate for April 2017 was up 0.1 percentage […]

Spoof Government Employee Email Accounts Being Used to Scam Kentuckians

Spoof Government Employee Email Accounts Being Used to Scam Kentuckians

WMSK Staff

May 16th, 2017

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Local, state and federal government employee email addresses under siege by con artists FRANKFORT, KY. (May 16, 2017) – Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to warn Kentuckians of an email scam that relies on spoof government employee email addresses to defraud […]

Justices side with Kentucky nursing home in arbitration case

Justices side with Kentucky nursing home in arbitration case

WMSK Staff

May 16th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a Kentucky nursing home can require the families of two former residents to pursue claims against the home outside of court. The justice ruled 7-1 on Monday that the home could enforce contracts signed by relatives of the […]

White House goes blue to honor nation’s police officers

White House goes blue to honor nation’s police officers

WMSK Staff

May 16th, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was lit up in blue to honor the nation’s police officers. The move on Monday night followed President Donald Trump’s remarks earlier in the day to police and families of fallen officers at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial […]

Dedication ceremony held for Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center

Dedication ceremony held for Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center

WMSK Staff

May 12th, 2017

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MURRAY, Ky. — Special guests attended the dedication ceremony of the new Breathitt Veterinary Center on May 11 in Hopkinsville. The event included a speaker’s program along with a reception, ribbon cutting and guided tour of the new facility, which totals 77,000 square feet, significantly […]

KDVA Celebrating  Nursing Home Week

KDVA Celebrating Nursing Home Week

WMSK Staff

May 12th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2017) Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed it to be Nursing Home Week in Kentucky May 14-20 and Kentucky’s three state Veterans Centers will be celebrating with events for residents, staff, family and friends. At Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center […]