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GRDHD Reports 447 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 4 COVID-19 Related Death as All Counties are Now Areas of High Transmission

Bill Stephens

August 6th, 2021

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On Friday, August 6, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 447 newconfirmed COVID-19 cases with 184 in Daviess County, 14 in Hancock County, 120 in Henderson County,13 in McLean County, 30 in Ohio County, 48 in Union County, and 38 in Webster […]

PAC to Host Reception for NASA Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit

Bill Stephens

August 5th, 2021

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Henderson, KY – The Preston Arts Center (PAC), located on the campus of Henderson Community College (HCC) will be hosting a reception to officially welcome the NASA Hubble Space Telescope exhibit on August 11, 2021 at 6 PM. During this event, experts will be present to answer […]

Eleven Hospital Systems in Kentucky to Require Vaccinations for Health Care Workforce

Bill Stephens

August 5th, 2021

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Yesterday, Gov. Beshear announced 2,583 COVID-19 cases, 10.08% test positivity rate FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2021) – On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear said hospital executives from 11 health care systems in the commonwealth are announcing the following pledge: “The health care […]

Kentucky State Police Requests Assistance in Locating Two Missing Runaway Juveniles

Bill Stephens

August 5th, 2021

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Poole, KY (Webster County) – The Kentucky State Police request assistance in their ongoing investigation of locating two missing runaway juveniles. 13-year-old Cynthia Yates and her brother, 14-year-old Joshua Yates, of Poole, KY was last seen at their home at approximately 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August […]

GRDHD Reports 355 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 4 COVID-19 Related Death as All 7 Green
River District Counties are Now Areas of High Transmission

Bill Stephens

August 3rd, 2021

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On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 355 newconfirmed COVID-19 cases with 162 in Daviess County, 13 in Hancock County, 78 in Henderson County,10 in McLean County, 46 in Ohio County, 18 in Union County, and 28 in Webster […]

Bill Stephens

August 3rd, 2021

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Gov. Beshear Announces New Testing and Vaccine Program in State-Run Health Care Facilities Program will keep residents, staff safe following rise in COVID-19 cases FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear discussed the latest on the COVID-19 delta variant in Kentucky and explained how […]

AAA: The Faster You Drive, The More You Spend

Bill Stephens

August 2nd, 2021

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Driving faster than the speed limit can be costly for motorists, according to new research from AAA. The latest testing shows that driving even five miles over the speed limit has a negative impact on fuel efficiency and increases driving costs. With gasoline prices at […]

Proactive Patrol Reminder To Motorists

Bill Stephens

August 2nd, 2021

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The following is a message from KSP Post 16 Public Information Officer, Trooper Corey King HENDERSON, Ky. (August 1, 2021)–The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring […]

Gov. Beshear, Pratt Paper Announce New Paper Mill for Henderson, Creation of 320-Plus Jobs

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2021

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Planned $400 million project is largest investment in the region in more than 25 years HENDERSON, Ky. (July 29, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman joined executives from Pratt Paper LLC and local officials in Henderson to announce the company’s new […]

CARDINALS UPDATE MASK POLICY AT BUSCH STADIUM

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2021

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 29, 2021 – In accordance with the City of St. Louis’ mask mandate that went into effect on Monday, July 26, the St. Louis Cardinals have updated their existing health and safety protocols.  All fans will be asked to wear a mask when […]

NWS – Heat Advisory In Effect For The WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2021

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Here's the latest from the National Weather Service Office in Paducah: ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees expected. * WHERE...Portions of southwest Indiana, southeast Missouri, western […]

Virus surge revives mask requirement for some Kentuckians

Bill Stephens

July 29th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky’s state employees will be required starting Thursday to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Gov. Andy Beshear announced the new measure Wednesday, saying visitors to state buildings also will be required to wear masks. Beshear’s announcement echoes recent federal […]

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife provides update about bird illness investigation

Bill Stephens

July 28th, 2021

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Department receiving fewer reports of sick and dying birds; Researchers continue efforts to determine cause FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2021) – On Wednesday, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provided an update about the ongoing investigation of an unexplained illness affecting birds in Kentucky and […]

Overnight Closure Scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 3, on KY 1176 in Union County

Bill Stephens

July 28th, 2021

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To accommodate culvert replacement MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 28, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), District 2, advises motorists of a road closure in Union County that will begin Tuesday, Aug. 3. KY 1176 will be closed to allow crews to replace a culvert at the […]

NWS Paducah Issues Special Weather Statement For High Heat

Bill Stephens

July 28th, 2021

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...HEAT INDEX VALUES 100 TO 105 TODAY... The combination of high temperatures in the middle 90s and high humidity will result in peak heat index readings from 100 to 105 this afternoon. The heat will intensify by Thursday with highs in the middle to upper […]