Update: A massive outbreak of severe weather Friday led to widespread thunderstorms and multiple tornadoes, resulting in dozens of deaths across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency to facilitate local authorities' access to state resources.
The outbreak was also causing problems in states to the south, including Alabama and Tennessee where dozens of houses were damaged. It comes two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez was the face of frustration when his Atlanta Braves collapsed last year and missed the playoffs on the last day of the season. If this season's rules had applied, he might've been smiling: The Braves and the Boston Red Sox would've made the postseason.
The Associated Press is reporting that sentencing for Waad Ramadan Alwan has been moved from April 3rd to October 2nd. US District Judge Thomas B. Russell ordered the new date after prosecutors and defense attorneys requested a delay. In December, Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges. He is one of two Iraqi nationals who were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky in May of 2011.
The Associated Press now says at least 12 people were killed by the storms that moved through our region Wednesday. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. According to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, there were three fatalities in his state. According to the AP, six people died in Harrisburg, Ill. More than 100 people are said to have been injured.
The Associated Press is reporting that a National Weather Service team has determined at least one of the strong storms that raced through Kentucky Wednesday was an EF2 tornado, with winds up to 125 miles per hour.
Officials say waves of strong storms damaged dozens of homes and businesses in north central Kentucky, but left only one person injured.