Residents of 21 Kentucky counties who suffered losses from severe storms that occurred between February 29th and March 3rd can obtain free legal advice. Regardless of whether the damage was caused by straight line winds, flooding, or tornadoes, survivors of the severe weather in the 21 impacted counties can call toll-free for legal help. The service allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to deal with home repair contracts, questions about insurance coverage, securing government benefits, or the replacement of important documents like wills.
State police are investigating a case of murder-suicide in southern Kentucky. Authorities say they received a call from 45-year-old Richard Smith, of Glasgow, who said a man was driving a truck around his home on Finney Road Thursday night. Minutes later, Smith made another call to police saying that the suspect was in his driveway with a gun.
Update at 10:15 pm C.T.: WDCL-FM, 89.7 in Somerset, is back on the air following transmitter problems on Wednesday. Thanks for your patience! Thanks also to our Chief Engineer Don Eastman, and site Engineer Mike Graham for working through the day and evening to sort this out (thanks also to Kevin Willis for helping deliver some transmitter parts).
Age and stereotypes are often reasons adolescents and teens in foster care never find permanent homes. In the documentary Aging Out, Lisa Autry reports on the need for more foster and adoptive homes for older children and the issues they face when they turn 18 and leave state custody.
The Kentucky Department of Insurance Emergency Response Team will be in Daviess and Union Counties on Monday to answer questions about the insurance claims process for those who suffered recent storm damage.
Officials in Boyle County are expected to meet this week with the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership about plans to take over a state park.
The Constitution Square State Historic site hasn't been staffed full time for several months. Boyle County Judge Executive Harold McKinney is confident that the County will be able to maintain the historic site, and increase its use by tourists and local residents.
This week's discussions are expected to focus on when the group will begin renovating and moving into many of the buildings on the perimeter of the park.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says southbound I-75 has been closed just across the Tennessee line because of a sinkhole that developed in northern Tennessee. The closure will force thousands of southbound travelers to take a 26 mile detour to get around the site. This is expected to affect many motorists....including thousands of college students heading south for spring break.
A week after devastating tornadoes hit Kentucky and other states, federal officials warn the possibility of fraud remains high. The Justice Department has a 24 hour hotline to report suspicions of fraud.
The western Kentucky bridge that was taken out by a ship will be repaired by Memorial Day. Governor Steve Beshear on Thusday announced the award of an emergency contract to fix the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake. The governor says the $7 million fix will save the crucial summer tourism season for the region around Land Between the Lakes.
"Quite honestly, this is a lot sooner than I thought was possible when we first saw the damage to the bridge," remarked Beshear.