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Severe Thunderstorm WATCH is now in effect for the WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

August 1st, 2022

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 508 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 340 PM CDT MON AUG 1 2022 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 508 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: BRECKINRIDGE BULLITT DAVIESS HANCOCK HARDIN […]

THE WOMEN’S HOSPITAL RECEIVES 5-STAR RATING FROM CMS

Bill Stephens

August 1st, 2022

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also known as CMS awarded 5 star ratingsfor hospitals nationwide based on their overall performance.CMS released its Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022 and The Women’s Hospitalreceived a 5-Star rating along with 429 other hospitals around the nation.In […]

More rain in flooded areas, curfews imposed due to looting

Bill Stephens

August 1st, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Another round of storms has hit disaster areas in eastern Kentucky as search and rescue operations continue in communities trying to recover from massive flooding. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the death toll has risen to 30, and hundreds of people […]

NWS Paducah Issues Special Weather Statement Concerning Return of High Heat & Humidity

Bill Stephens

August 1st, 2022

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…Heat index readings of 100 to 105 degrees expected this week… Potentially dangerous heat indices are expected today through Wednesday, east of a line from Mount Vernon, Illinois, to Cairo, to Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Afternoon heat indices will reach around 100 degrees today, and 100 […]

Southbound Inspection for US 41 Twin Bridges in Henderson County Scheduled on Sunday, July 31

Bill Stephens

August 1st, 2022

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Northbound inspections concluded one day early MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 30, 2022) – Bridge inspections on the northbound lanes of the U.S. 41 Twin Bridges in Henderson County concluded a day early on Friday, July 29. Inspectors accelerated scheduled work on the southbound lanes and began work today.  […]

Work on I-69 in Henderson County will Transition to Night Work

Bill Stephens

August 1st, 2022

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Night work begins Monday, August 1st from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 31, 2022) – Beginning Monday, August 1, the work on I-69 in Henderson County will be addressed at night. Motorists should anticipate night work from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am. The section […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update Focused on Flooding Response

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2022

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Eastern Kentucky flood relief donation website now live, teamekyfloodrelieffund.ky.gov FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2022) – Today, following a morning briefing on the state’s response to devastating flooding in Eastern Kentucky overnight, Gov. Andy Beshear’s Team Kentucky update focused on the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts.  The Governor […]

Gov. Beshear: Hydro to Invest $15 Million, Retain 56 Employees at Henderson Aluminum Facility

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2022

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Investment will increase production of aluminum for the automotive market FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2022) – Kentucky companies continue to implement innovative technology and increase production to better serve the evolving automotive market as today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Hydro Aluminum Metals USA LLC, a producer […]

GRDHD Reports 1,002 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2022

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On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 1,002 new COVID-19 infections; 406 in Daviess County, 30 in HancockCounty, 243 in Henderson County, 55 in McLean County, 84 in Ohio County, 127 in […]

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Approves Historical Track License

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2022

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Quarter Horse Racers find a home in Ashland, Boyd County FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 26, 2022) -Today, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission awarded its ninth and final license to a new facility with plans to re-introduce quarter horse racing to the Bluegrass state. Revolutionary Racing will build […]

Gov. Beshear: $75 Million Will Boost Kentucky’s Tourism Industry and Economy

Bill Stephens

July 26th, 2022

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Funding helps address impacts of COVID on state’s $8.9 billion tourism industry FRANKFORT, KY (July 25, 2022) – Today, Gov. Beshear and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry announced that Kentucky will allocate $75 million to boost the state’s tourism industry and economy following […]

AAA: Pump Prices Slide Lower

Bill Stephens

July 26th, 2022

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are 18 cents lower this week at $3.884, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                $3.884Average price during the week of July 18, 2022  […]

Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet Releases June 2022 Unemployment Report

Bill Stephens

July 21st, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 21, 2022) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 2022 unemployment rate was 3.7%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet (KELC). The preliminary June 2022 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from […]

LAWMAKERS HEAR TESTIMONY ON KENTUCKY ELECTION SECURITY AND ELECTION TECHNOLOGY

Bill Stephens

July 20th, 2022

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Testimony Indicates Election Integrity is Strong in the Commonwealth FRANKFORT, KY (July 19, 2022) – Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, chaired yesterday’s Interim Joint Committee on State Government meeting. The committee heard from representatives from the Secretary of State’s office and professionals within the tech industry who […]

“Cool Car, Cold Cash” raffle deadline to July 27th  in effort to sell all 3,000 tickets.

Bill Stephens

July 20th, 2022

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With approx. 2,500 of the 3,000 available tickets sold for the “Cool Car, Cold Cash” raffle sponsored by Old National Bank, Easterseals has extended the entry deadline from July 20 to Wed., July 27  at 5PM OR until all tickets are sold, whichever occurs first. The grand prize drawing is […]