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Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians Can Work Together to Save Lives on Roadways

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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Operation Crash Reduction runs Oct. 8-11 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2021) – Kentucky is promoting Operation Crash Reduction (OCR) to help drivers and passengers remember the importance of seat belt use and other safe driving practices. Law enforcement will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign, emphasizing seat belt […]

GRDHD Reports 402 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 5 COVID-19 Related Deaths – All Counties Continue as Areas of High Transmission

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 402 newconfirmed COVID-19 cases with 182 in Daviess County, 8 in Hancock County, 105 in Henderson County,12 in McLean County, 45 in Ohio County, 21 in Union County, and 29 in Webster […]

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Issues ‘Antler Alert’

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October 5th, 2021

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October through December peak season for collisions involving deer, other wildlife FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is issuing an “Antler Alert” to remind motorists that it’s peak season for highway collisions involving deer and other wildlife on the move. “Shorter days […]

Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 Cases Declining as More Kentuckians Get Vaccinated

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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Governor updates Kentuckians on kynect state-based exchange, essential worker ‘hero bonuses’ FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said weekly COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates, as well as COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admittances, ventilator uses and orders for monoclonal antibody treatments in the commonwealth, are declining […]

Beshear urges bonuses for essential workers during pandemic

Bill Stephens

October 5th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear is recommending that Kentucky use $400 million in federal pandemic relief aid to provide bonuses next year. It would be aimed at health care workers and others who worked on the front lines providing essential services during the […]

Pair of Bridge Deck Overlay Projects in Webster County Beginning Monday, Oct. 11

Bill Stephens

October 4th, 2021

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Work scheduled for completion within six weeks MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) notifies the public of a bridge deck overlay in Webster County on KY 56 over the Green River beginning Monday, Oct. 11. The bridge deck overlay improvements […]

Doctors grow frustrated over COVID-19 denial, misinformation

Bill Stephens

October 4th, 2021

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Front-line medical workers are growing weary of COVID-19 denial and misinformation in treating unvaccinated patients during the delta-driven surge. Doctors are constantly asked to prescribe an unproven parasite drug, and patients sometimes lash out when they are told no. An Illinois family practice doctor has […]

AAA: Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold This Winter

Bill Stephens

October 1st, 2021

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October is the perfect time to have your car’s battery tested As the cold wintry months approach, AAA braces for an increase in Roadside Assistance calls for dead batteries. According to data from last winter, AAA East Central contractors responded to 264,616 battery-related calls and replaced 60,171.To avoid […]

Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Bill Stephens

October 1st, 2021

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus. The company said it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use. Merck’s […]

Gov. Beshear Announces Another 500+ New Jobs Days After Historic Investment from Ford Motor Co. and SK Innovation

Bill Stephens

October 1st, 2021

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Dr. Stack updates Kentuckians on monoclonal antibody treatments FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2021) – On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 500 new jobs are coming to Kentucky, just days after Ford Motor Company’s and SK Innovation’s transformative […]

Gov. Andy Beshear Announces Launch of Permanent Mail-In Renewal Program for Expiring Driver’s Licenses, State IDs Starting Friday

Bill Stephens

October 1st, 2021

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Revamped service provides Kentuckians more options to renew remotely FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2021) – Gov. Beshear today announced the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will launch a service this Friday to expand options for Kentuckians to renew their state driver’s licenses and ID cards remotely through a […]

10 Counties Joining Transition of Driver Licensing from Circuit Court Clerks to Transportation Cabinet in October

Bill Stephens

September 30th, 2021

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New regional issuance model offers ‘next-level’ services for Kentucky drivers FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2021) – Ten more Kentucky counties will make the transition in October to a new, secure driver-licensing model, administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), that gives Kentuckians more choices and modern services. […]

Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins October 1

Bill Stephens

September 30th, 2021

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The severity of Kentucky’s wildfire season depends on its citizens FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2021) – With wildfires raging in the western United States, Kentuckians are reminded that as the state enters its Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season on October 1, their actions can make a big […]

Deer hunters in five western Kentucky counties must use check stations during gun seasons

Bill Stephens

September 28th, 2021

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Online hunting guide updated to reflect special regulations in CWD Surveillance Zone counties FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) – All deer harvested during the 2021 modern gun and muzzleloader seasons in the western Kentucky CWD Surveillance Zone – including all of Calloway, Marshall, Graves, Fulton and […]

2021 BUSCH STADIUM HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS #13

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September 28th, 2021

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Tuesday, September 28—Sunday, October 3 ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 28, 2021 – The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium riding a franchise-record 16-game winning streak and can clinch a postseason berth for the third straight year with a single victory.  The last homestand of the regular season features […]