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Kentucky’s Kenergy partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across the state

Bill Stephens

August 9th, 2022

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Connect’s first partnership in Kentucky will deliver high-speed internet access to homes andbusinesses across 14 counties with Connect, powered by Kenergy, fiber network HENDERSON, Ky., Aug. 9, 2022 – Conexon Connect, the internet service provider formed byrural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader Conexon, […]

GRDHD Reports 932 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

August 9th, 2022

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On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 932 new COVID-19 infections; 463 in Daviess County, 23 in HancockCounty, 207 in Henderson County, 42 in McLean County, 66 in Ohio County, 69 in […]

Former Justice Cabinet secretary, lawmaker charged with rape

Bill Stephens

August 8th, 2022

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky Justice Cabinet secretary and lawmaker was arrested Monday and charged with rape. WKYT-TV cited the arrest affidavit in reporting that former state Rep. John Tilley is accused of having sex at a Lexington hotel with a woman who […]

AAA: Motorists Unaware of the Dangers of Certain Medications

Bill Stephens

August 8th, 2022

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AAA Foundation study finds doctors’ warnings often ineffective or ignored According to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly half of the motorists surveyed said they used one or more potentially impairing medications in the past 30 days. The proportion of those […]

Kentucky candidates struggle when describing 2020 election

Bill Stephens

August 8th, 2022

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FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans went to the state’s premier political event this weekend intent on winning elections in November and beyond. But some candidates running for governor had a hard time coming to terms with Donald Trump’s defeat in 2020. They gave […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update Focused on Flood Response

Bill Stephens

August 5th, 2022

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Owsley County approved for Individual Assistance, Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund has raised over $3 million for Eastern Kentucky families FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear focused his weekly Team Kentucky update on the continuing stabilization efforts following the historic flooding […]

Gov. Beshear Announces $75 Million Fund for Kentucky Nonprofit Organizations

Bill Stephens

August 4th, 2022

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Applications are open at TeamKYnonprofitfund.ky.gov FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2022) -Today, Governor Andy Beshear announced a $75 million fund to help Kentucky’s nonprofit organizations recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Team Kentucky Nonprofit Assistance Fund will provide one-time direct relief payments, up to $100,000 […]

NWS Issues Flood Watch for WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

August 4th, 2022

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...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. * WHERE...Portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky, including the following areas, along and east of Interstates 57 and 24. * WHEN...Until 9 PM CDT […]

Gov. Beshear: Tourism Industry Generated $11.2 billion, 83,100 jobs in 2021

Bill Stephens

August 4th, 2022

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Travel confidence rebounded from the pandemic, visitation recovering to 96% of 2019 volumes FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry announced Kentucky tourism exceeded 2021 expectations with a total economic impact reaching $11.2 billion, […]

Feds charge 4 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor raid

Bill Stephens

August 4th, 2022

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The federal government has filed civil rights charges against four Louisville police officers over the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor. She was a Black woman whose fatal shooting helped fuel the racial justice protests that rocked […]

Attorney General Cameron Warns of Natural Disaster, Charity Scams Following Extreme Flooding in Eastern Kentucky

Bill Stephens

August 4th, 2022

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Report scams to ag.ky.gov/scams or call 502-696-5485, 1-888-432-9257 FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 4, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today issued a consumer alert warning Kentuckians of possible natural disaster and charity scams following the extreme flooding in Eastern Kentucky. Scams can be reported to the Attorney General’s Office by visiting ag.ky.gov/scams or […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on Eastern Kentucky Flooding

Bill Stephens

August 3rd, 2022

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Death toll remains at 37; vicious heat on the way – cooling centers open FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on rescue and recovery efforts following historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The Governor said the death toll remains the […]

CARDINALS FAMILY TO HOLD MYSTERY GRAB BAG FUNDRAISER

Bill Stephens

August 3rd, 2022

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Proceeds to Benefit St. Louis Area Foodbank, Rung for Women and Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 3, 2022 – The Cardinals Family Autographed Baseball Grab Bag fundraiser is back for 2022. The annual Cardinals Family fundraiser has been a longstanding tradition that was […]

GRDHD Reports 886 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

August 2nd, 2022

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On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 886 new COVID-19 infections; 386 in Daviess County, 28 in HancockCounty, 231 in Henderson County, 28 in McLean County, 93 in Ohio County, 75 in […]

NWS Paducah Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

August 2nd, 2022

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected again today, and a strong to potentially severe storm cannot be ruled out. Damaging wind gusts will be […]