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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 […]

Ground breaking ceremony for new Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield planned for March 21

Ground breaking ceremony for new Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield planned for March 21

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 14th, 2019

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Ground breaking ceremony for new Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield planned for March 21 At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, Methodist Hospital in Morganfield, located at 4604 US Highway 60 West, will hold a ground breaking ceremony for its new Emergency Department. […]

FLASH FLOODING WARNING ISSUED FOR HENDERSON COUNTY

FLASH FLOODING WARNING ISSUED FOR HENDERSON COUNTY

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 14th, 2019

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Henderson County in northwestern Kentucky… * Until 1130 AM CDT. * At 824 AM CDT, emergency management reported heavy rain had fallen across the warned area. Up to two inches of […]

HENDERSON MUNICIPAL GAS OBSERVES GAS UTILITY WORKERS’ DAY

HENDERSON MUNICIPAL GAS OBSERVES GAS UTILITY WORKERS’ DAY

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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HENDERSON, Ky. — On March 18, 1937, the unthinkable occurred in New London, Texas. A natural gas leak caused an explosion that killed almost 300 students and teachers and became the third-largest disaster to affect the state of Texas. In remembrance of that tragedy, in […]

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Over the next three decades, Kentucky owes roughly 35,000 state workers more than $15 billion in pension benefits. But it has a little more than $2 billion to make those payments. That’s less than 13 percent of what’s needed, making it […]

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would force some school districts to address tobacco use on campus. Lawmakers approved House Bill 11 by a vote of 85-11 on Tuesday. It would ban the use of all tobacco […]

Judicial Nominating Commission announces nominees for vacant Supreme Court seat

Judicial Nominating Commission announces nominees for vacant Supreme Court seat

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky., March 12, 2019 – The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat in the 1st Supreme Court District. The district is composed of 24 Western Kentucky counties. […]