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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 […]

Breonna Taylor’s family, supporters sustain push for justice

Bill Stephens

March 14th, 2022

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Breonna Taylor’s family has joined with demonstrators and other supporters to honor the two-year anniversary of the Black woman’s passing in a botched police raid. The memorial was held Sunday a few weeks after one of the Kentucky police officers involved […]

KYTC D2 High Water Closures Update – 12:15 pm

Bill Stephens

March 11th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 11, 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. […]

Winter Weather Weekend for the KYTC District 2 Region

Bill Stephens

March 11th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 10, 2022) – The forecast for the KYTC District 2 region is currently calling for rain around 5:00 p.m. on Friday, changing to a wintry mix and then snow within a few hours. Saturday’s forecast will remain in the 20’s throughout the day and overnight […]

Senate Passes Ranking Member Comer and Chair Maloney’s Postal Service Reform Act

Bill Stephens

March 10th, 2022

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WASHINGTON —Today, Rep. James Comer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statements after the Senate passed the historic Postal Service Reform Act in a bipartisan vote of 79-19: “With today’s […]