• KYTC announces plan to open southbound lane of traffic on northbound bridge
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning to add a southbound lane of traffic to the northbound U.S. 41 twin bridge. Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray today announced a plan Wednesday to alleviate traffic backups on the bridge. Inspection of the U.S. 41 southbound bridge required closure of one of the bridge’s two traffic lanes. To … Read more
  • Three Union County Schools recognized as America’s Healthiest Schools
    Six local schools have been recognized nationally as one of America’s Healthiest Schools. Alliance for a Healthier Generation recently announced America’s Healthiest Schools for the 2022-23 school year, which included 781 schools across 36 states, according to a news release. This recognition honors schools for their achievements in advancing the physical, mental, and social-emotional health … Read more
  • Lions Arts and Crafts Festival returning to Audubon Park on Oct. 7-8
    More than 100 craft and food vendors will soon be gathering at Audubon State Park in Henderson for the annual Lions Arts and Crafts Festival. What started as a small arts and crafts festival 50-years ago, and grew large enough to attract over 20,000 people, is once again growing. This year’s festival will be held … Read more
  • Gov. Beshear has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Jones
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear invites the public to pay their respects to former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, who will lie in state in the State Capitol Rotunda on Monday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. EDT. Jones’ family will host a public visitation in the Rotunda from 3 p.m. to 7 … Read more
  • State releases county unemployment data for August
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2023) — Unemployment rates rose in 105 counties between August 2022 and August 2023, fell in eight, and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet.              In The Green River District, the … Read more
  • Kentucky Supreme Court reviews state’s Republican-drawn legislative, congressional maps
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats took their legal fight to the state’s highest court on Tuesday in challenging Republican-drawn boundaries for state House and congressional districts. The hearing before Kentucky’s Supreme Court at times revolved around a lower court ruling that the new maps did not violate the state constitution. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate … Read more
  • Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones dies, fought to bolster health care and ethics laws in office
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones, a Republican turned Democrat who led efforts to improve health care and strengthen ethics laws during his one term three decades ago, has died, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. Jones was a prominent horse breeder whose political career began in his native West Virginia, where … Read more
  • School bus involved in minor accident Monday morning
    Union County Public Schools said there was a minor incident involving Bus 143 on Monday morning. There were no reported injuries. In a social media post, Union County Public Schools said that a truck sideswiped the bus, damaging the side mirror. Students on the bus were transferred to other buses to take them to school. … Read more
  • Audubon Parkway Right Lane in Daviess County closed until Friday
    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2023) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the eastbound slow lane on the Audubon Parkway in Daviess County. This closure is necessary to facilitate emergency concrete repairs, which will span from the 17.16-mile marker to the 17.25-mile marker and will take effect immediately. Only the right lane will be affected. Work is … Read more
  • First-Ever Henderson Babypalooza to be held at Deaconess Henderson Hospital Tuesday
    HENDERSON, KY – Deaconess Henderson Hospital invites anyone planning to start a family, expecting a child or raising a baby to attend the first Henderson Babypalooza event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Deaconess Clinic Henderson Lobby, River Entrance. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet physicians and … Read more
  • Judge O’Nan wins GRADD award
    Union County Judge-Executive Adam O’Nan received the Wendell Ford Legislative Leadership Award at the Green River Area Development District meeting. The 55th annual GRADD meeting was held Wednesday outdoors on the Owensboro Riverfront. The GRADD Board is chaired by Webster County Judge-Executive Steve Henry. The City of Henderson won the Community of the Year Award … Read more
  • Gov. Beshear: Small Businesses Investing, Creating Jobs Can Apply for Tax Credits Worth up to $25,000
    Time for Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit is running out for 2023 tax returns FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2023) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear urged the owners of Kentucky’s small businesses, which help drive the state’s job growth and innovation, to apply for a tax credit of up to $25,000. To ensure the best chance of … Read more
  • US sets record for billion-dollar weather disasters in a year — and there’s still 4 months to go
    The deadly firestorm in Hawaii and Hurricane Idalia’s watery storm surge helped push the United States to a record for the number of weather disasters that cost $1 billion or more. And there’s still four months to go on what’s looking more like a calendar of calamities. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday … Read more
  • Bells toll as the US marks 22 years since 9/11, from ground zero to Alaska
    NEW YORK (AP) — With tolling bells, personal tributes and tears, Americans looked back Monday on 9/11 at anniversary observances that stretched from ground zero to small towns. People gathered at memorials, firehouses, city halls, campuses and elsewhere to observe the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. “For those of us … Read more
  • 3-year-old fatally shoots toddler at Kentucky home
    CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A 3-year-old fatally shot a 2-year-old boy at a home in southeastern Kentucky, a sheriff said. The toddler was shot in the head Thursday morning by the older child, who had gained access to a handgun in the home outside Corbin, Whitley County Sheriff Bill Elliotte told news outlets. “It’s our … Read more
  • Legal sports betting opens to fanfare in Kentucky; governor makes the first wager
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear plunked down a $20 bet Thursday on two home-state college football teams — and against an arch-nemesis school — in a quick transaction signaling that legal sports wagering is off and running in the Bluegrass State. The Democratic governor placed the first sports bet at historic Churchill … Read more
  • Events marking National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month planned
    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The most recent data indicates that 49,500 American’s died from suicide, most ever recorded. In honor of those lost to suicide, Infinite Hope will hold their second annual Remembrance Event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Central Park, located at 10 S. Main St. in Henderson. Henderson … Read more
  • AARP Smart Driver Course being offered Friday at Henderson County Extension Center
    The AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered this Friday at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Service Expo Center, located at 3099 Zion Road in Henderson. The class will start promptly at 9 a.m. and end at 1:30 PM. The course lasts four and a half hours. There are multiple breaks, and a box lunch … Read more
  • KSP Investigating Fatal Collision on Kentucky Highway 70 West In Muhleneberg County
    GRAHAM, Ky. (09/01/2023) – Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Kentucky 70 in Muhlenberg County. At approximately 4:15pm p.m. Thursday, KSP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Kentucky Highway 70 West at approximately the 2-mile marker. A preliminary investigation revealed that David S. Isbell, 79, of Greenville, was operating a 2016 Dodge Challenger … Read more
  • Union County Judge Executive Adam O’Nan Speaks on Sturgis
    WMSK’s John Robinson sat down with UC Judge Executive Adam O’Nan to discuss the developing situation in Sturgis. Listen to the full interview below.
  • UPDATE: KSP located missing Sebree teen
    UPDATE: Kentucky State Police said missing Sebree teen Christopher D. McDaniel has been found. SEBREE Ky. (August 31, 2023) – On Thursday, August 31, 2023 at approximately 12:57 p.m. Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 received a call of a missing juvenile from Webster County. Christopher D. McDaniel, 17, of Sebree was last seen by his family on Thursday, August 31, 2023 … Read more
  • Gov. Beshear Awards $2.1 Million in Grant Funding to Fight Drug Trafficking, Create Safer Communities
    Funding increases services for victims while supporting law enforcement officers FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2023) –Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that his administration is awarding $2.1 million in grant funding to 14 law enforcement agencies and one nonprofit organization. The funding will be used to curb the sale of illegal drugs and fight addiction. The … Read more
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces paint striping road schedule
    MADISONVILLE, Kentucky. (Aug, 29, 2023)–A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractor plans to begin painting 4″ white and yellow stripes in the 11 counties Western Kentucky counties beginning Wednesday. Caldwell: Mile points ROUTE                         BEGIN   END   Locations KENTUCKY 903             0.000   4.377   Caldwell/Lyon County Line to KENTUCKY 293 Christian:     Mile points ROUTE                           BEGIN  END     … Read more
  • Boil water advisory lifted for the cities of Beech Grove and Sebree
    UPDATE: The boil water advisory issued on Tuesday for Beech Grove and Sebree has been lifted as of Thursday morning. The City of Henderson recommends that people flush their plumbing by running cold water for at least 5 minutes, running enough hot water to completely replace at least one full volume of all lines and … Read more
  • Biden and Harris will meet with King’s family on 60th anniversary of the March on Washington
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family to mark Monday’s 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, where King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. All of King’s children have been invited, White House officials have said. The … Read more
  • Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on education first employers, transportation projects, sports wagering, grants to increase dementia care, inclement weather and recovery efforts in Eastern Kentucky during a press conference Thursday. The Governor also named team members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as this week’s Team Kentucky All-Stars. Education First EmployersOn Tuesday, … Read more
  • Kentucky commission approves licenses for September launch of sports wagering
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky awarded licenses Tuesday for horse tracks to operate sports betting facilities and for companies to accept online bets, paving the way for legal wagering on sporting events to start in September. The action by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission means bettors now know where they can place in-person sports wagers … Read more
  • Henderson man accused of importing and trafficking heroin
    A Henderson man is accused of importing heroin following a drug investigation that resulted in two people’s arrests. Members of the Henderson Joint Task Force and Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West served a search warrant in the 1000 block of Amberfield Court in Henderson.  Officers seized more than 1,800 grams of methamphetamine … Read more
  • Dawson Springs woman charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty
    DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky.  (August 21, 2023) – A Dawson Springs woman has been charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty. Kentucky State Police, working with the Hopkins County Humane Society, conducted an investigation into animal cruelty. After nearly a month-long investigation, the Hopkins County Humane Society found that numerous Alaskan Malamutes were being sold unvaccinated … Read more
  • Cross Drain Replacement in Union County on Kentucky 1598 expected to be completed Wednesday
    MADISONVILE, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2023)-Motorists who travel on Kentucky 1598 in Union County should seek alternate routes for a cross drain replacement this week. Work began Monday between Kentucky 56 and Kentucky 109 in the northwestern section of Union County (mile point 0.0 to 1.346.) and continue through Wednesday. The road will be open to … Read more
  • Police looking for escaped Hopkins County inmate
    Authorities are looking for an escaped Hopkins County Detention Center inmate. Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville said they were contacted at just after 6 p.m. Thursday regarding an escaped inmate. Charles A. Woodward, 41, of Madisonville escaped custody from a work release program, according to police. He was assigned work release at Madisonville Tire … Read more
  • Braves Varsity Football Season Kicks Off Tonight
    Join us tonight for coverage of your Union County Braves Football season opener! This year coverage is available on 101.3fm as well as right here on LIVE video of home games this year will be available on our Facebook page as well as our Youtube Channel. click HERE for all the links!
  • Gov. Beshear Proposes Largest Pay Increase for Teachers in 40 Years, Fully Funds Pre-K
    Plan calls for $1.1 billion investment to support an 11% pay increase for all school personnel FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2023) – Gov. Andy Beshear outlined his “Education First” budget plan,  on Wednesday, which provides an 11% pay raise for teachers and all school personnel – the largest single pay raise for public school educators in 40 years … Read more
  • Kentucky’s GOP candidate for governor unveiled his education plan. Tutoring is a big part of it
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky should develop a network of state-backed tutoring programs to help students recover from pandemic learning setbacks, Republican Daniel Cameron said Tuesday as the gubernatorial nominee unveiled a plan aimed at undercutting the Democratic incumbent’s education record during COVID-19. Cameron directly blamed Gov. Andy Beshear for widespread setbacks in learning during … Read more
  • Public Service Commission hearing scheduled for Monday in Madisonville
    The Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Hopkins County Government Center, located at 56 North Main Street in Madisonville. LGE/KU is requesting to retire four coal-fired power plants and three natural gas units and replace the systems at a cost of $2.09 billion. Several local officials, including … Read more
  • Nearly $2 Million in Incentives Approved To Provide Workforce Training for Nearly 7,000 Kentucky Trainees
    Companies across Kentucky invest in workforce initiatives FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2023) –Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted Kentucky’s continued investment in workforce training initiatives Thursday as he announced nearly $2 million in funds and credits to assist the training of nearly 7,000 Kentucky workers. “One of Kentucky’s greatest strengths is its talented, skilled workforce,” said Beshear. … Read more
  • Kentucky’s Democratic governor releases public safety budget plan amid tough reelection campaign
    By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday proposed another round of pay raises for Kentucky State Police troopers and more training for law officers as part of his latest budget proposals to increase public safety, coming amid a sharp focus on crime rates in his bid to win … Read more
  • Gov. Beshear: Tourism Industry Celebrates 2022 As Best Year On Record For Economic Impact
    Kentucky Tourism generated $12.9 billion in economic impact and 91,668 jobs in 2022 LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 8, 2023) – Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that 2022 was the best year on record for Kentucky tourism, with $12.9 billion generated in economic impact and 91,668 jobs. The governor joined state tourism leaders at Lexington’s Crank & … Read more
  • Public comment sought on proposed alternate assessment participation waiver
    (FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public comment on a request to the U.S. Department of Education to extend the waiver related to the number of students participating in the alternate assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards. The AA-AAAS is aligned with alternate academic achievement standards on the annual statewide … Read more
  • Parade planned for Union Co. Wrestler after winning gold at World Championships
    Union County High School wrestler Jorydn Raney won gold medal at the U-17 World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey this week. Raney, a resident of Sturgis, Kentucky has been a worldwide computer of Greco-Roman style wrestling. The Morganfield Police Department said that the community will welcome Jordyn home with a celebration tonight. This parade will start … Read more
  • Union County sophomore wins gold medal at Wrestling World Championships in Turkey
    Union County High School sophomore Jordyn Raney is officially a wrestling world champion. According to Union County Public Schools District says that Raney competed in the 2023 U17 World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. Raney won the gold medal in the 121lbs. (55 kg) weight class. Raney went undefeated in five matches and won the championship … Read more
  • Grand Jury indicts nab for sexual abuse of a minor
    14 news reported a Union County grand jury has indicted a man on a sexual abuse charge. William Wolfe aged 52-years-old, is accused of inappropriately touching two young girls on the 4th of July. He was arrested by Morganfield police last month and booked into the Webster County jail on a $20,000 cash bond. Officials … Read more
  • Kentucky education commissioner leaving for job at Western Michigan University
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s education commissioner is leaving to take a job at a university in Michigan. Commissioner of Education Jason Glass said Monday that he will step down on Sept. 29 to become an associate vice president of teaching and learning at Western Michigan University. Glass was appointed to the state education department’s … Read more
  • DHL Express To Expand at CVG Airport With $192 Million Investment, Creating 86 Full-Time Jobs
    Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced further growth of the state’s distribution and logistics industry as DHL Express, a global leader in international express shipping, will expand its current operations at CVG Airport in Boone County with a $192 million total investment creating 86 quality Kentucky jobs. “Kentucky has one of the strongest distribution and logistics … Read more
  • Former Owensboro Public Schools Superintendent arrested on charges related to the sexual solicitation of minors
    A former Owensboro Public Schools Superintendent has been arrested on charges related to the sexual solicitation of minors. Kentucky State Police detectives arrested Dr. Matthew D. Constant, 51, of Owensboro at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He was charged with procuring or promoting, the use of a minor (12 years old or older) and tampering with … Read more

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