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Proactive Patrol Reminder To Motorists

HENDERSON, Ky. (April 16, 2024)–The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various roadside safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the district through general patrol tactics. The Kentucky […]

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KYTC’S High Water Report for April 15th, 2024.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) released a high water report as of 7 a.m. on April 15. According to KYTC, after several sunny days, water is starting to recede on roads. Several of the previously reported closed roadways have now reopened. KYTC says here are the following roadways that have reopened: KYTC’s road project schedule for the

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Kentucky hires BYU’s Mark Pope as men’s basketball coach to replace John Calipari

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has hired BYU’s Mark Pope as men’s basketball coach, bringing home a captain of the Wildcats’ 1996 national championship team to succeed John Calipari. The school announced the 51-year-old Pope’s hiring in a release Friday morning but did not mention any contract details. Pope replaces Calipari, a Hall of Famer

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Kentucky is Vested in Work Zone Safety

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15-19, 2024. Every year, Departments of Transportation nationwide participate in daily events to promote safer work zones. Whether behind a barrel or the wheel, we all have a vested interest to keep work zones safe. In 2023, Kentucky had 1,251 crashes, 247 resulting injuries, and 17 fatalities.  Did you

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KYTC District 2 High Water Report

Multiple roadways flooded as Ohio River levels rise MADISONVILLE, Ky. (April 10, 2024) – Several roads across District 2 have been impacted by rising water from ongoing rainfall and are currently closed. We will provide more updates as they become available. Henderson County Union County To get traffic advisories and alerts for KYTC Highway District

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John Calipari departs Kentucky after 15 years, saying the program ‘needs to hear another voice’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari is stepping down as Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach after 15 years, saying Tuesday that the “program probably needs to hear another voice” amid reports that he’s closing in on a deal with Arkansas to take over that Southeastern Conference program. Calipari posted a video on X, formerly known as Twitter, in which

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KY 3522/ Ellis Park Kentucky Exit closed due to flooding

Drivers will need to select a different route to he said back to the south side of the river MADISONVILLE, Ky. (April 08, 2024) – As motorists finalize their plans for viewing the 2024 Eclipse later today, Mother Nature has thrown a curveball as KY 3522, also known as the Kentucky Exit of Ellis Park, is closed

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Kentucky State Police Investigating Missing Person in Caldwell County

Dawson Springs, Ky. (April 5, 2024) – On Thursday, April 4, 2024, at approximately 3:33 pm (CT) Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 received a call of a missing person in Caldwell County. Bailey M. Whitman, 35, of Dawson Springs was last seen on March 26, 2024. Whitman is described as a white female, 5’08”, 165 pounds, with brown hair,

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US horse racing deaths increased slightly in 2023 from 2022

Horse racing deaths in the United States increased slightly in 2023 from 2022, according to data tracked by the Equine Injury Database and reported by the federally mandated agency that began regulating the sport two years ago. The Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority said in its annual report released Wednesday there were 1.32 deaths

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Over 25 local healthcare employers to participate in Health Careers Fair on April 10

HENDERSON, Ky. – Henderson Community College is hosting a free Health Careers Fair featuring over 25 healthcare employers and information on the various degree programs offered by HCC. HCC students, faculty and staff, as well as the public are invited to attend the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday,

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Lane Restrictions on US 41 northbound Twin Bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Motorists should expect lane restrictions on the northbound U.S. 41 bridge over the Ohio River on Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting. Lane restrictions will be in place from 8 a.m. until around noon both days to allow the Henderson County Maintenance crew to conduct regularly scheduled annual drain cleaning on the bridge. Motorists

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Local Utility Plans Rolling Roadblock on I-69 in Webster County on April 14

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (April 01, 2024) – Big Rivers Electric, a utility provider in Henderson County, has planned a project that will result in rolling roadblocks on I-69 in Webster County on Sunday, April 14, 2024. The utility will be slowing traffic on the north and southbound sides of the interstate between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on that

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Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

  FRANKFORT, Ky.  – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on economic development; funding from the Disaster Recovery Program; progress on high-ground communities in Eastern Kentucky; the 50th anniversary of the historic 1974 tornadoes; being named States’ Co-Chair of Delta Regional Authority; sports betting in Kentucky during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament; planning ahead of

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New Kentucky Highway Safety Website Provides User-Friendly Resource to Promote Safer Roads 

FRANKFORT, Ky.  (March 28, 2024) – Highway safety is a shared responsibility and Kentuckians can now enjoy a new, user-friendly website to access safety data, campaign materials and resources to promote safer roads. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety’s new website, kyhighwaysafety.com, provides timely and relevant highway safety information to support education,

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Project to widen KY 54 in Owensboro set to begin this week

$23.3 million construction will add two lanes and a concrete median to one of the busiest roads in Daviess County MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 26, 2024) – Getting around on the ever-congested Kentucky 54 in Owensboro will be getting a little easier as a project to widen the roadway is set to begin on Thursday, March

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