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Governor Beshear Urges Caution as Wildfire Hazard Season Begins October 1

Bill Stephens

September 29th, 2022

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Extra vigilance is urged; Kentucky outdoor burning law in place FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Governor Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman urged every Kentuckian to be alert as Fall wildfire hazard season in Kentucky begins October 1, bringing outdoor burning restrictions to […]

New Report Shows Highlights Huge Impact of Henderson Community College on Local Business Community

Bill Stephens

September 27th, 2022

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First-ever report released in connection with National Workforce Development Month Henderson, Ky. – Henderson Community College Workforce Solutions partnered with local companiesto invest $66,400 in TRAINS funding for job training initiatives in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, found a newreport on enrollment and workforce development. The […]

Kentucky Judicial Commission on Mental Health meets for first time to discuss charge, next steps

Bill Stephens

September 23rd, 2022

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  FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 22, 2022 –The Supreme Court announced the creation of the Kentucky Judicial Commission on Mental Health in August and today held its first meeting with the commission’s newly appointed members. The discussions focused on how the group will carry out its charge to help people involved with the justice system who […]

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest for 2022

Bill Stephens

September 21st, 2022

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Deadline for students to submit artwork is Oct. 28 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that entries are being accepted for the 2022 edition of its popular Adopt-a-Highway art contest for Kentucky school students. The theme is Adopt-a-Highway: Keep Kentucky Clean […]

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

September 19th, 2022

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are nine cents lower this week at $3.199, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                $3.199Average price during the week of September 12, 2022  […]

Ferry closed due to low water levels on Mississippi River

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2022

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HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri has closed temporarily due to low water levels, officials said. When the river gets too low, it becomes difficult for vehicles to load and off-load from the Dorena-Hickman […]

State starting over to upgrade unemployment computer system

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is dealing with another major delay in replacing its antiquated computer system at the Office of Unemployment Insurance. The state recently canceled the latest request for proposals for the upgrade project and reluctantly decided to start over, Education and Labor […]

Churchill Downs Incorporated Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky

Bill Stephens

September 16th, 2022

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Acquisition of Historic Thoroughbred Racetrack Affords CDI the Opportunityto Construct Gaming and Entertainment Venue in Owensboro, Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 15, 2022) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN)announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ellis Park Racing & Gaming (“EllisPark”) […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update
 

Bill Stephens

September 15th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on continued economic growth, the historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, the newly updated COVID-19 booster, National Recovery Month, the Rockport Bridge Rehabilitation Rail Project, declining gas prices, public safety and COVID. He also named […]

Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet Releases August 2022 Unemployment Report

Bill Stephens

September 15th, 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. (Sept. 15, 2022) —Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary August 2022 unemployment rate was 3.8%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the […]

GRDHD Reports 555 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

September 13th, 2022

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On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that inthe previous week it had investigated 555 new COVID-19 infections; 276 in Daviess County, 26 inHancock County, 102 in Henderson County, 31 in McLean County, 51 in Ohio County, 44 in […]

University student shot, 10 injured during party altercation

Bill Stephens

September 8th, 2022

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A teenager has been arrested in a shooting that wounded a University of Kentucky student at an off-campus party and left 10 others injured, Lexington Police said in a statement Thursday. The shooting was reported late Wednesday at a house party […]

The National Corvette Museum and Bowling Green Assembly Announce Plans for New Plant Tours

Bill Stephens

September 2nd, 2022

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BOWLING GREEN, KY, September 1, 2022 – The National Corvette Museum (NCM) and Bowling Green Assembly are pleased to announce plans to resume plant tours of the only facility in the world where Corvettes are manufactured.  Tours will go on sale to the public via the National […]

State Releases School Safety Risk Assessment Report

Bill Stephens

September 2nd, 2022

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More Kentucky schools have implemented security controls Richmond, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2022) – Today, State School Security Marshal Ben Wilcox released the 2021-2022 School Risk Assessment Report. Results show improvement from all 173 Kentucky school districts regarding the safety and security of the commonwealth’s students and staff. […]

Independent voter registration increasing in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

September 2nd, 2022

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FRANKFORT. Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentucky residents registering to vote as independent is outpacing those who are registering with the two major political parties, Secretary of State Michael Adams said. The number of people who registered as “other” in July grew at more […]