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KYTC D2 High Water Closures Update – 10:45 am March 7th

Bill Stephens

March 7th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 7, 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. […]

Kentucky’s 2021 annual unemployment rate decreased to 4.7%

Bill Stephens

March 7th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 7, 2022) —Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.7% according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is a decrease from 6.4% in 2020. The U.S. annual unemployment rate fell to […]

Promotional Signs are Restricted on Right of Way Illegally placed signs are being removed

Bill Stephens

March 4th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 4, 2022) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are removing illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas. Political candidates, residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded no signage is allowed on right of way […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

March 3rd, 2022

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Kentucky again tops the South Central region for economic development projects per capita FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the commonwealth’s strong economic ranking in Site Selection’s annual Governor’s Cup, as well as new jobs and expansion projects throughout the […]

Comer: Biden’s Policies Put America in Crisis

Bill Stephens

March 2nd, 2022

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WASHINGTON – Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address: “No amount of Washington spin can change the fact that America is in crisis because of President Biden’s disastrous agenda. Kentuckians and Americans all across the United States know […]

Miles bill seeks to address health care worker shortage with regional approach

Bill Stephens

March 2nd, 2022

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Frankfort, Kentucky (March 1, 2022) – House Majority Caucus Chair Suzanne Miles filed legislation today that would create an innovative approach to the state’s healthcare worker shortage. The measure, HB 751, takes aim at the healthcare worker shortage with a regional effort that includes 18 […]

Dixon files Community Jobs Initiative

Bill Stephens

March 2nd, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 1, 2022) – Representative Jonathan Dixon has filed legislation that would create a pilot program to combat the state’s workforce crisis and promote employment. The program, the Community Jobs Initiative, would provide subsidies and employment opportunities to assist individuals receiving public benefits in […]

Governor, First Lady Light Capitol Dome, Governor’s Mansion Blue and Yellow in Support of Ukraine

Bill Stephens

March 1st, 2022

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   FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 1, 2022) – Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear today announced that they will light the dome of the Kentucky State Capitol blue and the front of the Governor’s Mansion yellow Tuesday and Wednesday as a show of support for […]

GRDHD Reports 300 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 13 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

March 1st, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 300 new COVID-19 infections; 158 in Daviess County, 11 in HancockCounty, 46 in Henderson County, 8 in McLean County, 28 in Ohio County, 22 in […]

Gov. Beshear Provides COVID-19 Update

Bill Stephens

March 1st, 2022

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CDC, state now utilizing a new community transmission model FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack discussed Friday’s updated guidance and data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provided […]

Lighting Upgrade in Henderson will Require Overnight Lane Restrictions

Bill Stephens

February 28th, 2022

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Work will be performed between 8:00pm and 6:00 am MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb.27, 2022) – A contractor for Henderson Municipal Power and Light will use lane restrictions in order to upgrade street light fixtures. The work will begin on Monday, Feb. 28 with completion scheduled for Wednesday, […]

KYTC District 2 High Water Closures Update – 9:15 am /25th

Bill Stephens

February 25th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 25, 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. […]

AAA Suggests These Tips to Save Money as Gas Prices Rise

Bill Stephens

February 24th, 2022

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Recommendations to lessen the frustration of filling up the tank As Americans are paying the most expensive gasoline prices since 2014, AAA East Central is reminding motorists about ways to improve fuel efficiency. Adopting responsible driving practices can contribute to significant savings at the pump […]

Kentucky State Police Charges Juvenile for Threats Made Toward Webster County High School

Bill Stephens

February 24th, 2022

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Dixon, KY. (Feb. 24, 2022) – On February 23, 2022 The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 was requested by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office to investigate threats of violence made toward Webster County High School. Trooper Ben Sawyer responded to the School and preliminary investigation […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for the WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

February 23rd, 2022

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Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-White-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh- Warrick-Spencer-Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Henderson- Including the cities of Fairfield, Albion, Mount Carmel, Carmi, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville, Boonville, Rockport, Morganfield, Dixon, Madisonville, and Henderson 1235 PM CST Wed Feb 23 2022 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM […]