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AAA: Gas Prices Slightly Lower in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

August 22nd, 2022

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are a penny lower this week at $3.381, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                $3.381Average price during the week of August 15, 2022  […]

Spottsville Bridge traffic will be moved to new alignment on Tuesday, Aug. 23

Bill Stephens

August 22nd, 2022

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Motorists should anticipate reduced speeds/ allow for extra travel time MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2022) – Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, a contractor for the Spottsville Bridge will begin paving along US 60 on the east side of the Green River to address elevation differences between the new […]

Kentucky State Police Arrests Webster County Deputy Jailer

Bill Stephens

August 22nd, 2022

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DIXON, Ky. (August 19, 2022) –The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 received a complaint at the Webster County Jail involving a Deputy Jailer. Through investigation, it was revealed that Deputy Jailer Aaron Drewicz, age 29, of Dawson Springs, KY had allegedly solicited sexual conduct from […]

Kentucky State Police Make Arrests in State Fair Investigation

Bill Stephens

August 21st, 2022

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2022) – At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2022, Kentucky State Police (KSP) received an initial report of a disturbance in front of the Midway Area on the Kentucky State Fair grounds.  Subsequently, the Kentucky State Fair Board initiated a soft close of the […]

Education and Labor Cabinet Releases July 2022 Unemployment Report

Bill Stephens

August 19th, 2022

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Links to the unemployment rate chart and the employment chart are below. Unemployment rate chart Employment Chart FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2022) —Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2022 unemployment rate was 3.7%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the […]

Nominations Open for Governor’s Service Awards

Bill Stephens

August 19th, 2022

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The deadline is Sept. 30 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2022) – If you know an extraordinary Kentuckian or group that works diligently to improve the lives of others, now is the time to nominate them for one of the 2022 Governor’s Service Awards. This is the […]

Kentucky State Police to Educate on Public Safety at State Fair

Bill Stephens

August 19th, 2022

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Kentuckians are encouraged to visit ‘Safety Town’ to learn about traffic and community safety LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) encourages families to visit the new and improved Safety Town at the Kentucky State Fair starting today through Aug. 28 in […]

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Joins National Effort to Prevent Impaired Driving During Labor Day Holiday

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2022

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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ runs Aug. 17 – Sept. 5 FRANKFORT, Ky.  (Aug. 16, 2022) – This Labor Day weekend, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement across the nation in reminding […]

Base Failure Repairs, Milling and Paving Operations for US 60 in Henderson County begins Wednesday, August 17

Bill Stephens

August 16th, 2022

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Completion set for 2 weeks MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2022) – Motorists should anticipate asphalt work on US 60 in Corydon, beginning Wednesday, August 17. Base failure repairs will be will be addressed from US 60 in Corydon to the community college in Henderson County.  Motorists […]

AAA: Gas Prices Continue to Drop

Bill Stephens

August 15th, 2022

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are 13 cents lower this week at $3.396, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                $3.396Average price during the week of August 8, 2022  […]

Kentucky judge suspended; says commission is ‘being used’

Bill Stephens

August 15th, 2022

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has been suspended with pay following testimony that he pressured a lawyer practicing in his court to support his reelection campaign. The Paducah Sun reports the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission voted 3-2 on Friday to suspend 42nd Judicial […]

Kentucky State Parks Announces Launch of 2022 Photo Contest

Bill Stephens

August 15th, 2022

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Now Open for Submissions through October 31, 2022 DAWSON SPRINGS, KY (August 15, 2022) – Kentucky State Parks is proud to announce the launch of their 2022 Photo Contest. The three-month contest is accepting photo submissions now through October 31, 2022, and provides an opportunity for U.S. […]

KSP is Conducting a Murder Investigation in Webster County

Bill Stephens

August 14th, 2022

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Dixon, Ky. (Webster County) – On Saturday,  August 13, 2022, at approximately 9:00 A.M. William Brian Virgin, age 47, of Dixon, KY contacted Webster County Dispatch and reported that he had strangled his girlfriend and she was deceased. Units arrived on the scene and confirmed […]

Deputy coroner: House explosion in southern Indiana kills 3

Bill Stephens

August 11th, 2022

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed when a house exploded in the southern Indiana city of Evansville. David Anson, chief deputy coroner for Vanderburgh County, told The Associated Press that the identities of the people who died in the explosion Wednesday […]

Chief Justice Minton to announce new judicial commission on mental health

Bill Stephens

August 10th, 2022

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Public, media invited to news conference Aug. 11, 2 p.m. ET, Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol The Supreme Court will launch the commission at a news conference on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. ET in the Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, 700 Capital Ave., […]