Unseasonably strong storms are possible Monday afternoon and evening. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of our coverage area until 8pm E.T.
Showers will continue off and on through the day as a low pressure system moves along the Ohio River. Thunderstorms will be possible as well, mainly in the afternoon. Some storms have the potential to become strong with hail and gusty winds.
The last remaining Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation says he's willing to take on the gun lobby pushing for legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in a country grieving over the massacre in a Connecticut school.
An emotion-choked U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth apologized Monday for being mostly silent about gun violence.
Kentucky regulators say a new area code for the western part of the state will overlap the existing 270 area code.
The Public Service Commission said Monday the "overlay" option for the new 364 area code is the least disruptive for customers and imposes the least cost on businesses. This is the first time two area codes will mingle in the same area in Kentucky.
At approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, a male student at Western Kentucky University jumped from the sixth floor of Pearce-Ford Tower (PFT). According to WKU Public Affairs, he was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in critical condition. The family has been notified.
WKU Police are investigating. No evidence of alcohol or drugs was found in the initial police search of the room.
PFT has quarter inch thicktempered glass windows. There is a window stop that only allows the window to open three inches. A police search of the room found the window stop to be in place and that the window was properly closed. The glass to the window was broken.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports that a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet switched the new 38-mile section of Interstate 69 in Lyon, Caldwell, and Hopkins Counties to new mile points and new signage Friday. Old mile markers for the former Western Kentucky Parkway have been removed or covered.
The change also reoriented the east-west direction of the former Parkway to north-south for Interstate 69 from the Interstate 24 Interchange near Eddyville to the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway Interchange near Madisonville.