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Public invited to give input on state foster care system at regional forums March 28-April 18

Public invited to give input on state foster care system at regional forums March 28-April 18

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 22nd, 2019

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Public invited to give input on state foster care system at regional forums March 28-April 18 6 forums being held statewide under House Bill 1 reforms FRANKFORT, Ky., March 22, 2019 – The public is invited to attend any of six regional community forums across […]

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 21st, 2019

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By SETH BORENSTEIN and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of […]

Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power

Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 21st, 2019

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility plans to rely more on solar power in the future, according to proposals in a draft long-range power plan. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Tennessee Valley Authority expects to produce somewhere between 4 and […]

Evansville Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Evansville Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 21st, 2019

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KSP Detectives Say the Incident Occurred in Owensboro OWENSBORO, Ky. (March 18, 2019)—Kentucky State Police detectives arrest an Evansville, IN man after authorities were notified he had inappropriate communications and relationship with a minor. Rylee D. Piercefield, 20 of Evansville was arrested and charged with […]

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 18th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen rails against corporate money influencing politics and recalls the pain of seeing his father lose his job as the Democrat takes to the airwaves this weekend to make the case that he should be […]

Downtown Emergency Warning Siren to be Replaced

Downtown Emergency Warning Siren to be Replaced

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY, March 15, 2019– A downtown emergency warning siren on the City of Henderson’s system will be taken out of service around March 18 while it is being replaced. Henderson Fire Chief Scott Foreman said the siren, located in the middle of the block […]

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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Governor’s Signature Would Make Kentucky 33rd State with All-Offender Ignition Interlock Law FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday passed SB 85, which expands Kentucky’s ignition interlock law to all drunk driving offenders. If signed by Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky will […]

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky legislature agreed Thursday to borrow more money, wrapping up a legislative session that ensures the cash-strapped state will have at least $108 million less per year to spend in the coming decades. Lawmakers approved […]

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2019) – Kentucky State Parks are offering special rates for people who need shelter in the wake of tornadoes and storms in Western Kentucky this week. The rates are available at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort […]

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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Henderson posts one of the lowest rates in the state despite slight increase. FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 37 Kentucky counties between January 2018 and January 2019, rose in 72, and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the […]