DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)
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UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

March 05, 2015 Keith Todd
WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/5/15) –Keith Todd with the Kentucky Department of Transportation reports that all lanes of I-24 are open. Tow trucks supplied by the Kentucky National Guard were able to pull…
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Late Season Cold Spell Boosts Tennessee…

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KSP Offers Winter Driving Tips

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KYEM Monitoring Another Storm System…

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Whitfield Votes against President…

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Whitfield Examines Changing Energy…

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House Bill 8, by Rep. John Tilley,…

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UPDATE - KENTUCKYDOT Issues High Water…

WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — Kentucky Transportation Public Information Officer Keith Todd has released the following report on roads covering in water.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

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Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen Encourages…

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Monthly Column from Attorney General…

KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — When Anthem, one of the nation's largest health insurers, announced last month that it had been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack,… Read More...
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Representative Tim Couch Files 'Coal…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/3/15) — Representative Tim Couch, R-Hyden, who represents part of the Eastern Kentucky coalfields has filed a House resolution that if passed… Read More...
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Needed Relief for Kentucky Shelters,…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/3/15) — The sub-zero temperatures have moved on and much of the snow has melted, but many Kentucky shelters and families are still feeling… Read More...
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Militant Crazy Religion, Avoid the…

KENTUCKY (3/3/15) — Faith has been a major part of my life for a long time. Belief in God, the Bible and church involvement go way back for me. There is so… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Activity Report - February…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/3/15) — Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of February 2015: Arrested 28… Read More...

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Wilma Riggs, 96, of Sebree, Ky.

SEBREE, Ky. – Wilma Riggs, 96, of Sebree, Ky. passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of the Poole Homemakers Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sebree, and a member of the…
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