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.
Two pre-schoolers were killed and four others injured, when their bus crashed Monday afternoon in Carroll County. State Police say a Head Start bus taking nine children home, and was traveling on Boone Road, when it ran off the road, partially overturned onto its side and struck a tree.
The Kentucky attorney general's office has ruled in favor of the Lexington Herald-Leader in the newspaper's attempt to see documents from Eastern Kentucky University about the departure this year of the school's arts center director.
Hurricane Sandy is disrupting flights from Louisville International Airport to the East Coast. Airport spokesperson Trish Burke on Monday said all flights to the Eastern Seaboard were cancelled, which amounts to 20 of their 84 daily flights.
Even before the full impact of Hurricane Sandy is known, some Kentucky volunteers are on their way to lend a hand. The Bluegrass Chapter of the Red Cross has sent out six trained responders. Two of them are helping out in New York, one in New Jersey, and two others are being positioned in West Virginia.
Kentucky veterans suffering from substance abuse who are charged with crimes will soon be able to enter a treatment program through a new statewide partnership. The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.
Flights to and from Nashville International Airport are being canceled as the threat of Hurricane Sandy looms along the east coast. Several flights to and from Nashville are already affected, and more are sure to follow throughout the week.
Officials tell the Courier-Journal that evacuees could return home tonight under a 'best-case scenario.' Meanwhile, with Dixie Highway near Katherine Station Road expected to remain closed until Tuesday, motorists who normally travel south on Dixie Highway (US 31W) to Hardin County should detour via I-265 east to I-65 south. Motorists who travel north on Dixie Highway should detour via KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) in Hardin County to I-65 north.