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Beshear Urges Caution, Patience in Wake of Storm
Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:55 PM
After declaring a state of emergency for the Commonwealth earlier today, Gov. Steve Beshear met with state emergency management officials and the Kentucky National Guard Thursday afternoon in Frankfort as part of his monitoring of the recent winter storm. As temperatures rise in the coming days, the Governor cautions Kentuckians about the possibility of flooding and high water in parts ...
KY Jobless Rate Steady at 5.5 Percent in January
Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:25 PM
Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent in January and has fallen below the national jobless rate. The national unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in January. Manoj Shanker, an economist with the state Office of Employment and Training, said Thursday that figures show Kentucky's jobless rate has been below the national rate for the past six ...
Kentucky Baptists Say Baptisms Increased Last Year
Thursday, March 05, 2015 4:11 PM
Kentucky Baptists say their churches baptized more than 14,000 people in 2014, an increase from the year before. The Kentucky Baptist Convention says in a release Thursday that executive director Paul Chitwood has been focusing on evangelism and growing ranks by building new churches and reviving existing flocks. About 20 percent of the 2,400 member churches did not submit baptism numbers. ...
BREAKING: More Than 300 Vehicles Stranded on I-24
Thursday, March 05, 2015 10:20 AM
Two companies with the Kentucky National Guard have been activated to rescue more than 300 vehicles with people stranded in snow since last night on I-24 in Western Kentucky. Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White indicates he and Judge Lee Wilson are taking food and water to the stranded motorists. I-24 remains closed in both directions throughout much of Western Kentucky. ...
Guardsmen Rescuing Stranded Motorists in Kentucky
Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:53 AM
Kentucky National Guard soldiers are firing up Humvees to make emergency medical runs and rescue motorists stranded by a winter storm that has dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of the state. Kentucky Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht says more than 75 guardsmen have been dispatched for emergency missions since the storm hit. Hilbrecht said Thursday the Guard has helped ...
Snowplows Working in All 120 Kentucky Counties
Thursday, March 05, 2015 8:09 AM
Road crews are out in force across Kentucky to clear roads covered by thick snow from the latest winter storm to hit the state. State Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chuck Wolfe says snow plows are out in all 120 counties. He says the main priorities are the interstate highways, parkways and other major routes. More than a foot of snow has fallen in many parts of Kentucky. In some areas, ...
Beshear Declares State of Emergency in Kentucky
Thursday, March 05, 2015 8:19 AM
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for the second time in less than a month after more than 20 inches of snow fell overnight in some parts of the state. The declaration authorizes the National Guard to help with relief efforts and empowers state officials to close roads in the interest of public safety. A full day of rain on Wednesday meant it was impossible ...
No Thursday KY Legislative Session Because of Snow
Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:22 AM
A winter storm has dumped more than a foot of snow on the state capital, knocking out power at the statehouse and cancelling the legislative session. According to an email, Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Republican Senate President Robert Stivers made the decision early Thursday morning. Frankfort officials have reported snowfall of as much as 14 inches. The cancellation ...
Police Using Alternate Vehicles in Snowstorm
Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:00 AM
Law enforcement agencies are using alternate and unmarked vehicles capable of getting around in these conditions. Police are asking that you make sure to ask for or clearly see the officer you may encounter has a badge. They say a uniform with badge is obvious but some may be dressed in less clearly identifiable uniforms. There are no reports of any pretenders, but police want people ...
Craft Breweries Win Alcohol Distribution Battle
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 11:45 PM
Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products. The Senate on Wednesday voted 23-13 to ban brewers from owning distributors. The bill has already passed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and a spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. ...
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