Author name: Bill Stephens

Mining Accident in Muhlenberg County

EEC on site at Paradise Mine FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 1, 2019) – Officials from the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet (EEC), including Secretary Charles Snavely and Department for Natural Resources Commissioner John Small are on site at Paradise Mine in Central City, Kentucky where an accident occurred involving a 62-year-old welder/iron worker. At approximately 5:30 p.m. July […]

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KET founder O. Leonard Press dies at age 97

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — O. Leonard Press, who built Kentucky Educational Television into a nationally respected model for educational, cultural, historical and public affairs programming, has died. He was 97. In a statement on its website, KET says Press died Wednesday night at Lexington’s Central Baptist Hospital. KET says Press was a “visionary” who changed

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Bevin points to suicides as reason to oppose gambling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin claimed Wednesday that gambling-related suicides are nightly occurrences as he criticized his political opponent’s support for expanded gambling as a way to help fund the state’s struggling public pension systems. Bevin’s remarks in which he linked suicides to casino gambling, without offering evidence, were ridiculed as “patently

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Hunting for a Job? Watch Out for Scammers

Employment scams in multiple counties account for more than $24,000 in losses FRANKFORT, KY. (July 30, 2019) – If you are on the hunt for a job, watch out for scammers, Attorney General Andy Beshear warned today. Beshear said his office has received employment scam complaints from residents in Boone, Boyle, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Jefferson,

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Republican lawmaker endorses Democratic nominee for governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has picked up an endorsement from a Republican state lawmaker in his bid to unseat GOP Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Sen. Dan Seum announced his support for Beshear in a video released Monday. Seum represents Bullitt County and part of Jefferson County. Seum says Bevin

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Beshear releases plan to boost veterans’ job opportunities

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear has released a plan to improve job opportunities for military veterans in his first major policy rollout as his party’s nominee for Kentucky governor. Beshear said Tuesday his plan will increase access to job-skills training for veterans. The state’s attorney general is challenging Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in

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Former WKU student who shot classmate gets early release

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A former Western Kentucky University student who drunkenly shot his friend and was sentenced to four years in prison for reckless homicide is being released after only 125 days. The Bowling Green Daily News reported Monday a Kentucky judge granted 22-year-old Peter Gall a kind of early release meant for

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Traffic ADVISORY – Night Milling & Paving along US 41 at Henderson starting Monday, June 10th

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans night milling and paving along a section of US 41 at Henderson starting Monday, June 10, 2019. Milling and paving along US 41 runs from milepoint 11.525 at the Interstate 69/US 41/KY 425 Henderson Bypass Interchange extending along US 41 northward through the Audubon Parkway Interchange, the

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Webster County Senior Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Webster County Senior Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting The Webster County Senior Center will host a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  The public is welcomed to visit and tour the new center. The project was funded in part by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Department

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State releases county unemployment data for April 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019, rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the

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Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

AP-US–Kentucky Governor,5th Ld-Writethru May 21, 2019 7:56PM (GMT 00:56) – 823 words By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Eds: Updates with Beshear winning Democratic nomination. With AP Photos. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term despite a strong Republican primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a showdown with his

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Early Morning Fatal Crash Closes Southbound Twin Bridge Between Henderson & Evansville

Authorities say one person has died as the result of a two vehicle crash on the Southbound US-41 Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridge. Henderson dispatch says the crash was called in around 4:30 am CDT. Authorities say the Northbound US 41 Bridge is being closed periodically to allow some Southbound Traffic to come across the Ohio

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Costly DQ: Maximum Security bettors lost about $9M

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bettors who wagered on Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby only to see the colt get disqualified for interference will receive refunds. Twinspires.com, Churchill Downs’ online wagering service, tweeted that it will give back up to $10 to anyone who bet on Maximum Security to win in Saturday’s Derby. The company

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First Lady Holds Foster Care/Adoption Community Engagement Event in Daviess County

New initiative helps empower local faith-based, community and government groups to support vulnerable children and families FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2018) – First Lady Glenna Bevin today visited Owensboro for a community engagement event aimed at empowering local faith-based, community and government groups to support Kentucky’s vulnerable children and families. The event is part of

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First 72 On You – Family Preparedness

Week 2 of awareness campaign focuses on preparing families for disasters FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2018) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched First 72 On You information campaign during the month of September – National Preparedness Month (NPM), to increase emergency preparedness

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