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Auditor Harmon: Kentucky’s Total Debt Equal to $12,000 for Every Man, Woman and Child in Commonwealth

Auditor Harmon: Kentucky’s Total Debt Equal to $12,000 for Every Man, Woman and Child in Commonwealth

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 5th, 2019

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Of Kentucky’s total $54.6 billion in debt, estimated $43.3 billion is due to unfunded pensions FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 5, 2019) – Kentucky’s estimated unfunded liability for its retirement systems makes up nearly 80 percent of the Commonwealth’s total debt for Fiscal Year 2018. That’s according […]

Message from Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding…

Message from Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding…

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 4th, 2019

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February 3, 2019 I was recently quoted in a Courier and Press article, entitled “Vanderburgh Sheriff Wedding Wades into Hot-Button Gun Rights Dispute”. I appreciate that reporter Tom Langhorne has covered this topic and would encourage you to read the full article as well as […]

More than 700 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell this month

More than 700 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell this month

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 4th, 2019

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell is expecting more than 700 soldiers to return this month to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The post says 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division soldiers are coming back from a nine-month deployment to […]

Final Week of I-69 Bridge Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

Final Week of I-69 Bridge Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 4th, 2019

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Comment period ends February 8 Evansville, Ind. (Feb. 4, 2019) – This is the final week for residents to share feedback on the preferred alternatives for the proposed I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) public comment period ends Friday, […]

Traffic UPDATE – Lane Restriction on NB Bi-State Twin Bridge is Over

Traffic UPDATE – Lane Restriction on NB Bi-State Twin Bridge is Over

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 4th, 2019

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UPDATE: NORTHBOUND Work Zone Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges THIS MORNING Navigational light work is completed. All lanes are now OPEN. Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict NORTHBOUND traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson […]

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 1st, 2019

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By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — As the nation’s opioid crisis was deepening, the company that makes a powerful prescription painkiller considered marketing an anti-addiction drug to “an attractive market” of people with addictions, according to allegations in court documents made public Thursday. The […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 1st, 2019

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CARROLLTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks officials at General Butler State Park to announce the kickoff of phase II of the Commonwealth’s “Refreshing the Finest” initiative. Launched in 2016, “Refreshing the […]

Higher education forums planned across Kentucky

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 31st, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education plans a statewide listening tour. A council statement says President Aaron Thompson wants to talk with students, community members, business representatives and educators about college access, student success, workforce quality and career transitions. […]

New signs on U.S. 41 point the way to Historic Downtown Henderson

New signs on U.S. 41 point the way to Historic Downtown Henderson

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 31st, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY, January 31, 2019– The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has completed installation of the brown “attraction signs” – officially called Limited Supplemental Guide Signs – on U.S. 41 at the Zion Road/Kentucky 351/Second Street exit. The signs, designed to relay information to motorists about tourist […]

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 30th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Statewide elections in Kentucky were finalized Tuesday as the Secretary of State closed the door on the filing period in one of three states scheduled to elect governors in 2019. Democratic Secretary of State Alison […]