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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 […]

Ellis Park moves first race to 10:30 a.m. CT this Friday-Sunday

Bill Stephens

July 20th, 2022

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HENDERSON, Ky. (Wednesday, July 20, 2022) — Ellis Park is moving post time for the first race to 10:30 a.m. Central for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday because of the forecast for extreme heat. “Obviously the safety of our racehorses and backstretch personnel is paramount,” said Ellis […]

GRDHD Reports 944 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

July 19th, 2022

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On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 944 new COVID-19 infections; 431 in Daviess County, 30 in HancockCounty, 213 in Henderson County, 27 in McLean County, 114 in Ohio County, 68 in […]

Paving Operations for Morganfield Bypass in Union County Begins Monday, July 18

Bill Stephens

July 18th, 2022

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This work will be addressed at night from 6pm – 6am MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 17, 2022) – Asphalt resurfacing on the Morganfield Bypass/KY 3393 in Union County is scheduled to begin Monday, July 18. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes if possible.  Paving operations are scheduled […]

Ellis Park ushers in KY’s first-in-America payoff to the penny

Bill Stephens

July 15th, 2022

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Legislated policy means more money to be returned to horseplayers (Photo: Rep. Adam Koenig)HENDERSON, Ky. (Thursday, July 14, 2022) — In a major win for horseplayers, Ellis Park on Friday will become the first track in the country to pay out to the penny — rather […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

July 15th, 2022

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  FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 14, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on economic development, a decrease in gas prices and state real property taxes, the highest annual growth rate in decades, tips to ease the burden of rising costs for Kentuckians, Western Kentucky tornado […]

WEINER DOG RACES RETURN TO ELLIS PARK

Bill Stephens

July 15th, 2022

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One of the most anticipated fan events of the season, the qualifying Weiner Dog Races,sponsored by Reditus Property Holdings & Miss Mosby, returns to Ellis Park on Saturday, July16. The speedy Weiner dogs will dash across the dirt track from 11 AM to 12 PM […]

Medical marijuana town hall planned in Kentucky

Bill Stephens

July 13th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A medical marijuana advisory team formed by Gov. Andy Beshear will hold a town hall on the issue in northern Kentucky. The Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee is traveling around the state to gather views on the issue and provide feedback to […]

GRDHD Reports 843 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

July 13th, 2022

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On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 843 new COVID-19 infections; 463 in Daviess County, 28 in HancockCounty, 150 in Henderson County, 26 in McLean County, 84 in Ohio County, 54 in […]

Little Sturgis Motorcycle Event in Union County Begins Thursday, July 14

Bill Stephens

July 12th, 2022

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Motorists should anticipate reduced speeds and congested areas on US 60 MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 12, 2022) –  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists to be alert for thousands of motorcycles and other vehicles making their way to the 2022 Sturgis Kentucky Biker Rally this weekend. […]

I-69 ORX Launches New Website

Bill Stephens

July 11th, 2022

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It’s an updated one-stop shop for project news and information Henderson, Ky. (July 11, 2022) – With progress continuing on both sides of the river, the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) is launching a new and improved project website. It includes new maps, photos and updated […]

Kentucky Downs continues to strengthen commitment to state’s racing circuit

Bill Stephens

July 8th, 2022

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Sends $25 million to other tracks’ purses since 2016 FRANKLIN, Ky. (Thursday, July 7, 2022) — Kentucky Downs is transferring an additional $1 million to Ellis Park’s horsemen to beef up purses at the Henderson track’s summer meet. The allocation is part of the Kentucky Thoroughbred […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

July 8th, 2022

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  FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 7, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on work to address the water shortage in the city of Marion, efforts to ease the burden of rising costs for Kentuckians, the Commonwealth Sheltering Program, Western Kentucky tornado recovery, Christmas in July […]

 Grammy-Award Winning Songwriters Return to Henderson, KY in July

Bill Stephens

July 5th, 2022

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Over twenty award-winning songwriters will return to Henderson for the 12th Annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival. The event will take place in Downtown Henderson in the evenings from July 27th through July 30th. We are thrilled to welcome back songwriters who have played on […]