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AAA: Gas Prices Up in Kentucky; National Average Rising Again

Bill Stephens

April 26th, 2022

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are three cents higher this week at $3.755, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                $3.755Average price during the week of April 18, […]

GRDHD Reports 54 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 3 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

April 26th, 2022

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On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 54 new COVID-19 infections; 18 in Daviess County, 25 in HendersonCounty, 2 in Ohio County, 4 in Union County, and 5 in Webster County. GRDHD […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

April 21st, 2022

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Governor highlights $30 million in economic investment, outlines next steps on medical cannabis FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 21, 2022) – Today Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on economic development, outlined steps being taken on medical cannabis and named new Team Kentucky All-Stars after a first-of-its-kind rescue in […]

State releases county unemployment data for March 2022

Bill Stephens

April 21st, 2022

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A link to Kentucky county unemployment rate charts is below. County Rate FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 21, 2022) – Unemployment rates rose in nine Kentucky counties, fell in 110 counties, and stayed the same in Breathitt County between March 2021 and March 2022, according to […]

GRDHD Reports 81 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 5 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

April 19th, 2022

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On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 81 new COVID-19 infections; 27 in Daviess County, 4 in HancockCounty, 35 in Henderson County, 2 in McLean County, 10 in Ohio County, 2 in […]

Commissioner Quarles celebrates April as Goat Month in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

April 18th, 2022

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Producers, stakeholders attend proclamation signing FRANKFORT (April 18, 2022) – Kentucky goat producers and industry stakeholders joined Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles today as he signed a proclamation declaring April as Goat Month in Kentucky.“Creating diversity in our livestock throughout the commonwealth is key to keeping […]

State releases annual county unemployment data for 2021

Bill Stephens

April 18th, 2022

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A link to Kentucky annual county unemployment rate chart is below. Annual County Rate FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 18, 2022) -Annual unemployment rates decreased in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education […]

Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky State Police Announce Rise in 2021 Highway Fatality Count

Bill Stephens

April 18th, 2022

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Fatalities up 26 compared with 2020, Officials urge drivers to buckle up FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 18, 2022) – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police (KSP). Data indicates there were 806 fatalities […]

Cross Drain Replacements for Webster County Scheduled on Tuesday, April 19 and Wed., April 20

Bill Stephens

April 18th, 2022

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This work is scheduled for completion the same day MADISONVILLE, Ky. (April 17, 2022) – Motorists in Webster County may wish to seek alternate routes on Tuesday the 19th and Wednesday the 20th for cross drain replacements. Tuesday/19th: The work zone for KY 120 (MP 9.176) […]

Gov. Beshear, First Lady to Host Easter Celebration
at the Capitol on Saturday, April 16

Bill Stephens

April 15th, 2022

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Easter egg hunt, vocal performance, food trucks, more to occur behind Capitol building – all are invited FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 14, 2022) – Today Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear invited Kentuckians to a family-friendly Easter celebration that will take place Saturday, April 16, […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

April 15th, 2022

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Envision AESC invests $2 billion for 30GWh electric battery gigafactory, creating 2,000 jobs FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 14, 2022) – Today Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on economic development, his released tax returns, the Kentucky Derby Festival, Easter and Derby week celebrations and vehicle property tax refunds. […]

Coming Back Stronger Training Offered

Bill Stephens

April 14th, 2022

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The Green River Community Collaboration for Children is hosting a free training event April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Community Center (Entrance E) of Owensboro Christian Church.  Individuals can register for the free training by calling or emailing Libby Watson (270-852-1338 […]

CARDINALS-ROYALS GAME POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Bill Stephens

April 13th, 2022

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Today’s homestand finale to be made-up on Monday, May 2 ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 13, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that today’s 12:15 p.m. CT game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather.  The two […]

GRDHD Reports 61 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 4 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

April 12th, 2022

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On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 61 new COVID-19 infections; 7 in Daviess County, 43 in HendersonCounty, 2 in McLean County, 2 in Ohio County, 1 in Union County, and 6 […]

Bill Stephens

April 11th, 2022

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Kentucky’s namesake ship, USS Kentucky, changes command Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Hafer, Commander, Submarine Group Nine     SILVERDALE, Wash. (April 6, 2022) – (NNS) The Gold Crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) conducted a change of command at the U.S. Naval […]