Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is in pretty good shape in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The storm that swept across the northeastern U.S. has affected states as far west as Wisconsin and as far south as the Carolinas.
Three children injured in the crash of a school bus carrying preschoolers remain hospitalized. A 4-year-girl was upgraded to stable and a 3-year-old boy upgraded to good condition Wednesday in the intensive care unit at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, hospital spokesman Steve Menaugh said.
Three workers were severely burned in a fire that erupted Wednesday while contractors were removing debris from a train derailment in southwest Louisville, officials said. The workers were critically injured with second- and third-degree burns covering 90 percent of their bodies, said Doug Hamilton, director of the Louisville Emergency Management Agency.
The Governor's Commission on Tax Reform will likely miss a November 15th deadline. Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson chairs the panel and says progress is being made, but more discussion is needed to finalize a report.
Federal, state, and local agencies are meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the progress made so far in cleaning up Monday’s train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County. The derailment, which occurred near the northern Hardin County line, involved a toxic chemical spill.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says an Ohio man has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after admitting that he sent a threat to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves handed down the sentence Tuesday to 45-year-old Thomas Hargreaves, who pleaded guilty in July to transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce.
Kentucky State Police say the two children who were killed in a school bus crash were both 3 years old. Police identified the young victims from Monday’s crash as Ryder Deitz and Caroline Tuttle, both of Carrollton.
Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transportation of emergency supplies to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The order directs the cabinet to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying relief supplies such as food, water and medicine.
The cleanup continues after a train derailment that caused a chemical spill and mass evacuations in southwest Jefferson County. HAZMAT crews were able to contain a leak of highly flammable butadiene several hours after eleven cars jumped the tracks Monday morning along Dixie Highway.