Bowling Green, KY – The first winter storm of the season is bringing snow and ice to much of the listening area.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Wednesday morning, calling for snow, sleet and freezing rain to continue throughout the day and evening. Two to four inches of accumulation is expected today, with additional accumulation possible overnight.
Roads are reported to be slick and hazardous across the region, prompting numerous cancellations.
Bowling Green – Republican Congressman Ernie Fletcher of Lexington has officially declared his candidacy for Governor, and is naming Hunter Bates as his running mate. Fletcher is currently the Sixth District Congressman and Bates is a former Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Fort Campbell, Kentucky – A memorial service is scheduled Friday for two soldiers from Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division killed last week during a training exercise in Louisiana.
The two soldiers are 27-year-old Corporal Jason Fisher of Thousand Oaks, California, and 20-year-old Private First Class Joseph Favorito III of Higgins Lake, Michigan. They were run over by a 63 ton tank while participating in urban assault exercises at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk.
Frankfort, Kentucky – State officials deny they tried to prevent the State Auditor from learning about Medicaid overpayments to a nursing home owned by Tina Connor. The Governor's former mistress operates Birchtree Healthcare in Clinton, Kentucky. Auditor Ed Hatchett says the state's Medicaid Agency tried to withhold information about the extra payments. Hatchett also says the Medicaid office has not managed the debt it is owed, known as "accounts receivable". But, officials with the Medicaid Agency deny both the allegations.