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Free medical services to be offered at Green River Area Wellness Mission June 15-25 at South Middle School

The Green River Area Wellness Mission is a no-cost healthcare event taking place from June 15 to June 25 at South Middle School, located at 800 South Alves Street in Henderson. The City of Henderson, Department of Defense and Green River Area Development District have partnered for this free event, which is for everyone ages […]

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GED Graduation Ceremony Set for June 20

HENDERSON, Ky. – Henderson Community College and the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative will celebrate their recent General Education Diploma graduates at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Preston Arts Center on the campus of HCC. Approximately 50 graduates from Henderson and Union counties will be recognized during the ceremony. The keynote speaker for the

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Attorney General Coleman Announces Kentucky to Receive $9 Million from Johnson & Johnson Settlement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2024) – Attorney General Russell Coleman announced Wednesday that Kentucky will receive its share of a $700 million nationwide settlement with Johnson & Johnson for its baby and body powder products. Over four years, the Commonwealth will receive $9,381,168.34—roughly $2.3 million each year. For more than a century, Johnson & Johnson

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McGraw Named 2024 Pathfinder Award Winner

HENDERSON, Ky. – Henderson Community College recently presented its 2024 Pathfinder of the Year Award to Margie McGraw, Computer Programming Teacher and Perkins/Work-Based Learning Coordinator, at Union County High School. The annual Pathfinder Award recognizes a local teacher or guidance counselor for exemplary efforts in assisting students with their college-going and career plans. Each of

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Kentucky State Police Hiring Facilities Security Officers, Salary Starts at $42,860

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2024) – Kentucky State Police is looking to hire facilities security officers, with a starting salary of $42,860. Interested applicants can apply for this position until July 10, as individuals hired as facilities security officers will undergo a two-week training academy slated to begin October 2024. The Kentucky State Police Security

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U.S. 60 Bridge at Henderson-Union Line to be Closed Starting Monday as Repairs Begin

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to block the U.S. 60 bridge at the Henderson-Union County line beginning Monday, June 10 to begin required maintenance work that will allow the current 10-ton weight restriction on the bridge to be lifted. The project is expected to be completed and the normal weight

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Wendell Ford Expressway in Owensboro closed after vehicle strikes bridge support beam

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (June 7, 2024) – The Westbound lanes of the Wendell Ford Expressway in Owensboro are closed after a commercial vehicle struck a bridge support beam beneath the Carter Road overpass. Westbound traffic is asked to divert to Carter Road. Duration on this closure is currently unknown. The crash will also result in a closure of

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U.S. 41 Southbound traffic to shift to new roadway beginning Friday

Kentucky 2084 is reopening to two-way traffic The traffic shift on a portion of U.S. 41 in Henderson will soon be complete. Two lanes of traffic on U.S. 41-South just north of the Kentucky 351/2nd Street exit are expected to shift to new alignment by next week. To prepare for the shift, U.S. 41 South

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Gov. Beshear, First Lady To Celebrate 100 Years of Kentucky State Parks in Fall 2024 Team Kentucky Gallery

Kentuckians encouraged to submit photography and artwork for consideration by June 26 for next rotation in Capitol exhibit FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2024) – As summer begins in the commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear invite Kentuckians to create artworks and capture photographs celebrating “100 Years of Kentucky State Parks” and to submit

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Kentucky governor unveils rental housing projects for region still recovering from 2021 tornadoes

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that a rental housing shortage has gnawed at him since the recovery began from a terrifying tornado outbreak that hit western parts of the state in late 2021. The Bluegrass State took an unprecedented step toward alleviating the chronic shortfall on Monday, when the Democratic governor unveiled

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Opportunity for State Troopers To Work Close To Home While Earning $67,500

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 3, 2024) – The deadline to become a Kentucky State Police Trooper is June 30, 2024 with opportunities for applicants to work close to home. Candidates selected for the final hiring register who are from Posts 1, 2, 5, 6 and 16 will receive guaranteed assignments at their home post location. All

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Kentucky 1177 to be Blocked June 5 & 6 for Culvert Replacement

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (May 31, 2024) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to block a portion of Kentucky 1177 in Union County next week to replace a culvert located at the 1.7-mile marker. The roadway is scheduled to be blocked from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. The roadway will close again on June 6 to

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Reduced Weight Limit Placed on US 60 Bridge between Henderson and Union Counties

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (May 29, 2024) – Following a recent inspection, engineers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet placed a 10-ton weight limit on the US 60 bridge at the Henderson-Union County line today. The restriction will go into effect immediately. Built in 1943 over Highland Creek, the 81-year-old bridge carries around 6,000 vehicles through the US

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Kentucky Among Six States Chosen to Participate in Project to Support Youth Mental Health

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 28, 2024) – Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman has announced that Kentucky is among six states selected to participate in a yearlong cohort to support student mental health. Along with Alabama, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Virginia, Kentucky was chosen by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Children and Families team to

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Officer who arrested Scottie Scheffler disciplined for not having bodycam activated

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky police officer who arrested top-ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler outside the PGA Championship is receiving “corrective action” for failing to have his body-worn camera activated when he approached the golfer’s vehicle — an interaction that allegedly resulted in the officer being dragged to the ground, authorities said Thursday. Louisville officials said during

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