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2022 KHSAA-KDA Ag Athletes of the Year announced – Union Countian among those recognized

Bill Stephens

March 23rd, 2022

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Ag commissioner honors winners at Sweet 16 tournament The 2022 Kentucky High School Athletic Association-Kentucky Department of Agriculture Ag Athletes of the Year were honored at a ceremony during the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament on March 17. Pictured are, from left, KDA […]

Gov. Beshear Awards $5.3 Million in Recovery Funding to 103 Tourism, Destination Marketing Groups in 88 Kentucky Counties

Bill Stephens

March 23rd, 2022

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Funding will support economic recovery of the commonwealth’s$8.9 billion tourism industry FRANKFORT, KY (March 23, 2022) – Today, Gov. Beshear joined the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and members of the General Assembly to announce that 103 tourism and destination marketing organizations in 88 Kentucky counties […]

Judicial Nominating Commission announces District Judge nominees for McLean and Muhlenberg

Bill Stephens

March 21st, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky., March 21, 2022 – The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill the District Court judicial vacancy for McLean and Muhlenberg counties. The counties make up the 45th Judicial District. The judicial […]

CARDS CLAIM LHP PACKY NAUGHTON OFF WAIVERS FROM ANGELS

Bill Stephens

March 21st, 2022

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SOUTHPAW MADE BIG LEAGUE DEBUT IN 2021, MAKING 7 APPEARANCES/5 STARTS FOR HALOS ST. LOUIS, MO., March 21, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have claimed left-handed pitcher Patrick “Packy” Naughton off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.  Naughton, 25, joins the team’s 40-player Major […]

State releases county unemployment data for January 2022

Bill Stephens

March 18th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March,17 2022) – Unemployment rates rose in 14 Kentucky counties between January 2021 and January 2022, fell in 103, and stayed the same in three (Allen, Fulton and Cumberland counties), according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education […]

Gov. Beshear: Bipartisan Efforts Helping Kentucky Fight Drug Epidemic

Bill Stephens

March 18th, 2022

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State making progress on Pew Charitable Trusts recommendations to address the opioid crisis FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 18, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said a bipartisan group of state leaders are making progress on recommendations from Pew Charitable Trusts on how best to address the opioid […]

CARDINALS SIGN OUTFIELDER COREY DICKERSON

Bill Stephens

March 18th, 2022

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LEFT-HANDED HITTING VETERAN HAS BEEN ALL-STAR & GOLD GLOVER DURING 9-YEAR CAREER ST. LOUIS, MO., March 18, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed free-agent outfielder Corey Dickerson to a one-year contract for the 2022 season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Dickerson, 32, has […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

March 18th, 2022

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Governor signs three bills into law that expand peer counseling, improve patient options and improve efficiency for title, registration process FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 17, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on steps he is taking to support economic development, clean water access, infrastructure and […]

Ohio County Man Sentenced to 235 Months in Federal Prison for Child Exploitation Crimes

Bill Stephens

March 16th, 2022

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OWENSBORO, Kentucky – An Ohio County, Kentucky man was sentenced yesterday to 235 months in prison followed by a 10-year term of supervised release for distribution and possession of child pornography. There is no parole in the federal system.According to court documents, Freddie Fulton, 41, […]

Designate a Sober Driver this St. Patrick’s Day

Bill Stephens

March 15th, 2022

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Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2022) –This St. Patrick’s Day, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding motorists that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.  “As we make strides to […]

KYTC D2 High Water Closures Update – 2:15 pm

Bill Stephens

March 15th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 15, 2022) – These are routes currently blocked due to high water in District 2. There are likely others that will rise and fall quickly without making it into our report. Please do not drive through flooded sections of roads. Signs have been posted. […]

GRDHD Reports 119 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 11 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

March 15th, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 119 new COVID-19 infections; 53 in Daviess County, 10 in HancockCounty, 23 in Henderson County, 14 in Ohio County, 14 in Union County, and 5 […]

Beshear: Measure would cost Kentucky millions in food aid

Bill Stephens

March 15th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says struggling Kentuckians would lose extra food stamp benefits if a measure to end the COVID-19 state of emergency early becomes law. The GOP-dominated legislature finished work on the measure last week, sending it to the Democratic governor. […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Bill Stephens

March 15th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the COVID-19 positivity rate continues to decline, with a decrease marked each day during the past week. “A lot of good news for our COVID-19 update today,” said Gov Beshear. “The top line today […]

Attorney General Cameron Warns Kentuckians of Possible Charity Scams Related to Ukraine Relief Efforts

Bill Stephens

March 14th, 2022

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Report scams to ag.ky.gov/scams FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today warned Kentuckians of possible charity scams related to Ukraine relief efforts and shared tips to avoid these scams. “Russia’s unprovoked and deadly attack on Ukraine has sparked a surge of generosity from […]