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Environment
4:34 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Henderson Taking Precautions In Wake of West Virginia Chemical Spill

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Henderson is taking steps to ensure the safety of drinking water as some pollutants move down the Ohio River. 

Last week’s chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River West Virginia has water utilities downstream taking precautions. The plume is expected to reach Henderson Monday morning.

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Arts
1:31 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

W.C. Handy Blues Festival Returns to Henderson

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Tine to bring out your brightest and boldest Mardi Gras outfit! The W.C. Handy Blues  Barbecue Festival returns to Henderson's Auburn Mill Park this week, featuring music by The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, Janiva Magness, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, and more! The festival runs today (Wednesday) through Saturday, June 15. It's one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, and proceeds go to fund next year's show. Tracy Ross speaks with festival organizer Leslie Newman.

We're broadcasting LIVE from the festival at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday.

See the full schedule and more at handyblues.org.

Culture
2:10 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Live Broadcast from W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

We're teaming up with WNIN of Evansville to bring you live music from the W.C. Handy Festival in Auburn Mill Park in Henderson this week! We hope to broadcast 8 p.m. performances Wednesday through Saturday nights including The Voices of the Wetlands Allstars including Cyrille Neville, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, The Homes Brothers and Janiva Magness. Sounds Good!

Here's the schedule:

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Education
4:09 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"The Wonder of Learning" Reggio Emilia's Educational Philosophy Comes to Henderson

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 "The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Languages of Children" is an exhibition of the infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy, at the Henderson Community College Fine Arts Center. This Thursday through Saturday there's a conference featuring speakers from the schools of Reggio Emilia, and it's still open for attendance. Kate Lochte asked Murray State College of Education's Dr. Jo Robertson, Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education to explain what the Reggio Emilia philosophy of Education is about. See more about The Wonder of Learning.

Environment
1:13 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

John James Audubon State Park Celebrates 75 Years

Kids in the John James Audubon Discovery Center
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Henderson, Kentucky’s John James Audubon State Park celebrates a milestone this year. Park Volunteer Tom Jake spoke with Kate Lochte about the exhibits he’s working on for the fabulous museum there, which displays the renowned artworks and personal memorabilia of the Park’s namesake. 

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Politics
6:45 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Henderson Jail Chosen For Drug Abuse Program

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The Henderson County Jail is one of three chosen by the Commonwealth to house a new substance abuse program.

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Business
7:36 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Patriot Coal Agrees to Close Mountaintop Removal Mines

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A St. Louis-based coal company with mines throughout the region has agreed to phase out its mountaintop removal sites. Patriot Coal agreed to the measure as part of a settlement that grants the company more time to control water pollution at its mines in West Virginia.

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Government
6:31 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Area Code Meeting in Henderson

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West Kentucky residents have a chance today to give their opinions on a new area code that will be needed in the region during a meeting in Henderson. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding meetings in several cities on the issue prior to its implementation in early 2014. The PSC says area code 364 could be applied as an overlay, meaning it would be used in all of western Kentucky in addition to the existing 270 area code. The other option would divide western Kentucky and assign either area code to specific areas. The meeting is at 6 p.m.

Business
3:06 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

N. Y. Company Buys Interest in Ellis Park

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a bid from Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. to purchase a minority interest in Ellis Park.

The Gleaner reports Saratoga, which owns Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will pay $4 million in the deal that calls for a 30-percent ownership stake and oversight of all activities at the track, including the newly installed instant racing machines.

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Government
2:31 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Henderson County Approves Coal Severance Funds Application

The Henderson County Fiscal Court approved a resolution to join 2 other counties in giving away $720,000 in coal severance tax revenues. Court Clerk Sue Baker says the application will go to Union and Webster Counties for approval next month before being sent to The Department for Local Government in Frankfort for final approval. $500,000 would go to expand the Hugh Edward Sandefur Training Center which employs vocationally challenged people. The rest would go to the Reggio Children North American Exhibit.