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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 […]

Henderson Community College Student Olivia Matthews Accepted to Princeton University

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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HENDERSON, KY– Henderson Community College student Olivia Matthews has been accepted toPrinceton University. Olivia is currently enrolled at HCC as a high school student through the EarlyCollege Academy. At Princeton, Olivia plans to major in political science. She hopes to one day pursue a career […]

During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Cameron Provides Tips to Avoid Top Scams

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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Report scams to ag.ky.gov/scams FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 8, 2022) –During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced the top three types of scams reported to his office in 2021 and shared tips to help Kentuckians avoid them. According to the Federal Trade Commission […]

GRDHD Reports 170 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 7 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 170 new COVID-19 infections; 84 in Daviess County, 7 in HancockCounty, 41 in Henderson County, 4 in McLean County, 10 in Ohio County, 17 in […]

Comer: Ban American Imports of Russian Oil

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid continued Russian attacks on Ukraine, Congressman James Comer is condemning Russia’s unprovoked invasion while calling on President Biden to stop importing oil from Russia and instead focus on massively increasing domestic oil production. “America can demonstrate leadership by cutting off our purchases of […]

Beshear: People shouldn’t feel pressure to take off masks

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases drop, Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should resist feeling pressure to take off masks if they think it’s best for them to keep wearing them in public. The governor reported Monday that the number of new coronavirus cases, […]

Gov. Beshear Gives COVID-19 Update

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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  FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 7, 2022) – Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced that during the week ending March 6, there were 12,010 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and the 7-day test positivity rate was 6.04%. Cases and the positivity rate have decreased compared with the prior […]