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Recovery Effort Halted Following Mining Death in Muhlenberg County

Recovery Effort Halted Following Mining Death in Muhlenberg County

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 5th, 2019

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Paradise mine site of accident FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2019) – Search and recovery efforts have been called off for a 62-year-old welder/iron worker who was presumed dead from an explosion July 31 at a Muhlenberg County mine. Richard L. Knapp, West Frankfort, IL, had suffered critical […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Allocation of More than $15M in Excess Coal Severance Revenue to Local Communities

Gov. Bevin Announces Allocation of More than $15M in Excess Coal Severance Revenue to Local Communities

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 5th, 2019

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Additional LGEA Funds will directly benefit 49 counties, 122 cities FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties and 122 municipalities that qualify to receive funds […]

Henderson County Census Count Meeting Set

Henderson County Census Count Meeting Set

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 5th, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY, August 5, 2019– A meeting to discuss goals for Henderson County’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census will take place Thursday, Aug. 8. The meeting location is the conference room in the Peabody Building adjacent to the Henderson City-County Planning Commission. The […]

Bevin-Beshear grudge match set for Fancy Farm picnic

Bevin-Beshear grudge match set for Fancy Farm picnic

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 2nd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a showdown that’s been boiling for years — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear competing in the cauldron of Kentucky’s foremost political event. As they prepare to square off in the summer heat Saturday at the […]

Overnight closure for railroad overpass work on U.S. 60/North Green Street in Henderson on Wednesday, August 7

Overnight closure for railroad overpass work on U.S. 60/North Green Street in Henderson on Wednesday, August 7

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 1st, 2019

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Work could continue on Thursday night MADISONVILLE, Ky. (August 1, 2019) –  CSX Railroad plans an overnight closure of U.S. 60/North Green Street in Henderson on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. U.S. 60/North Green Street will be closed at the railroad overpass between 3rd Street and […]

Mining Accident in Muhlenberg County

Mining Accident in Muhlenberg County

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 1st, 2019

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EEC on site at Paradise Mine FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 1, 2019) – Officials from the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet (EEC), including Secretary Charles Snavely and Department for Natural Resources Commissioner John Small are on site at Paradise Mine in Central City, Kentucky where an accident occurred […]

KET founder O. Leonard Press dies at age 97

KET founder O. Leonard Press dies at age 97

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 1st, 2019

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — O. Leonard Press, who built Kentucky Educational Television into a nationally respected model for educational, cultural, historical and public affairs programming, has died. He was 97. In a statement on its website, KET says Press died Wednesday night at Lexington’s Central […]

JFK Center hosting Back-To-School event

JFK Center hosting Back-To-School event

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 1st, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY, July 31, 2019 – John F. Kennedy Community Center will host a Back-To-School event on Monday, Aug. 5. From 2 to 6 p.m. (or while supplies last), free, pre-packaged basic school supplies will be given away to local children going into kindergarten through […]

Extended closure of U.S. 41/KY 425 Henderson Bypass Exit 10 Ramps starting August 10

Extended closure of U.S. 41/KY 425 Henderson Bypass Exit 10 Ramps starting August 10

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 31st, 2019

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Work to take about 3 months to complete MADISONVILLE, Ky. (July 31, 2019) – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of U.S. 41 and connecting ramps at the U.S. 41/I-69 Henderson Exit 10 interchange with the KY 425 Henderson […]

KSP Investigating Fatal Wreck in Daviess County

KSP Investigating Fatal Wreck in Daviess County

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 31st, 2019

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US 60 Bypass Traffic Impacted for Nearly Two Hours OWENSBORO, Ky. (July 30, 2019) –Kentucky State Police troopers are investigating a single vehicle wreck Tuesday which killed an Owensboro woman. Troopers were notified of the wreck around 5:40p.m by Daviess County authorities.   Post 16 […]