Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Georgetown mayor announces fire chiefs retirement
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:04:12 -0700
Georgetown will have a new fire chief soon. The mayor announced the retirement of Chief John Ward. Mayor, Tom Prather said in a letter, “In his 25 years of service with the Georgetown Fire Department, Chief Ward saw the department grow from 22 employees to 58 and become on of the premier fire departments in the Commonwealth.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 8:04:12 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Central Hardin firefighters remind drivers to move over after semi hits firetruck
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:53:31 -0700
A semi smashed into a firetruck on Interstate 65 early Saturday morning, and firefighters said the semi driver didn't move over. With one truck down, the wreck now puts Central Hardin Volunteer Fire Department's response times in jeopardy. The fire truck was blocking two lanes of traffic, creating a buffer zone in front of the crash when a semi crashed into it and crunched the front bumper.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 4:53:31 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Daviess County: AMR transition ongoing 'smoothly'
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
American Medical Response Inc. (AMR) will take over emergency medical transport services in Daviess County at 7 p.m. on June 30. The transition, officials say, from Louisville-based Procarent-owned Yellow Ambulance to AMR, is ongoing, and residents should expect to begin seeing signs of the new service over the coming weeks.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Messenger-Inquirer
Madisonville Emergency Crews Respond to East Broadway Crash
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:56:42 -0700
Two cars collided at a Madisonville intersection this afternoon. Madisonville Police and Fire departments along with ambulance personnel were at the scene near East Broadway and South Kentucky Avenue that prompted that section of the road to be closed around 3 p.m. A firefighter was seen sitting on sidewalk steps comforting a small child believed to be a passenger in one of the vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 4:56:42 PM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Highview Fire Protection District firefighters raising money for sergeant fighting cancer
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Firefighters face battles every day. Sometimes, those battles have nothing to do with fire. A local fire district is asking for the public's help after one of their own was recently diagnosed with cancer. The Highview Fire Protection District shared a post on their Facebook page on Thursday night. The district is hoping to help Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS- TV 11 ABC News
Georgetown-Scott County EMS proposes program to battle high employee turnover
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: First responders in Scott County say there aren't enough EMTs staying in the area for work, but some are offering a proposal to try and fix the problem. "Last year we had a 25 percent turnover rate," Scott County EMS Director Brandon Remley said. Remley is trying to bring in more paramedics and keep them in Scott County.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT-TV CBS LEXINGTON
1 dead in LaRue County fire
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Kentucky State Police and the State Fire Marshal are investigating a house fire in LaRue County that killed one person. The fire happened Wednesday afternoon at a home in the 600 block of Otter Creek Road in the Buffalo community. State police say the victim was found inside the home by responding crews from the Buffalo Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wave 3 News
Barren River Fire Department receives grant to upgrade equipment
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 05:35:37 -0700
The Barren River Fire Department is more than thankful for a hefty grant they received to upgrade their old equipment. "So you're talking 2005, so we're looking at 14 to 15 year old equipment." said Barren River Fire Department Chief, Stephen Grossl. After applying for the grant 3 times, the Barren River Fire Department was finally awarded the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, totalling nearly $94,000.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 5:35:37 AM - SOURCE: WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Fire proves fatal in Murray
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Calloway County Coroner Ricky Garland says that an early-morning fire today has claimed the life of a Murray woman. Garland identified the victim as Lanie Gray, 19, of Murray. He said she is the person firefighters removed from a burning unit within the Riviera Courts Mobile Home Community on Murray’s north side.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Murry Ledger
Henderson firefighter honored for decades of service
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: A Henderson firefighter is recognized for his decades of service. Randall Jenkins has served with the department for 45 years. Mayor Steve Austin congratulated him with a service pin and thanked Jenkins for his dedication. Jenkins is the first person who has served this long with the Henderson Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVW- TV Tristate News
Wet weather causes Westwood fire truck crash
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The crew of the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department is down one vehicle after an accident Monday night. According to the department's Facebook page, the road broke off and the driver was unable to bring the truck back onto the roadway due to the rain and soft ground. The truck struck a Columbia Gas Pump House in Ashland.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAV News TV 3
Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Fulton County
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 03:13:39 -0700
State police say a Tennessee man was killed in a one-car crash in Fulton County, Kentucky, that happened Tuesday afternoon. A passenger in the car had to be flown to an out-of-state hospital. It happened on Kentucky 1282 at Joe Parker Road. The crash was reported to Kentucky State Police at 2:51 p.m.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 3:13:39 AM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
Gott Volunteer Fire Department bike ride honors fallen firefighter
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:47:41 -0700
The Gott Volunteer Fire Department in Warren County will honor the legacy of a former firefighter by embarking Friday on a 220-mile bicycle ride to the Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Frankfort. The memorial ride will be in honor of Kyle Hendrick, a 19-year-old firefighter who was killed two miles from his family’s home when a tanker he was operating overturned during a water-shuttle training exercise Nov.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 6:47:41 AM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Daily News - Metered Site
Paducah: Crews respond to crash involving sheriff's cruiser on Lone Oak Road
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 04:06:16 -0700
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department has released more details about a crash the involved a deputy patrol car and a different crash that led to it. The first crash happened around 5:17 p.m. Monday on Lovelaceville Road. As Local 6 reported in the original story below, one of the first responders at the scene of the crash had a medical emergency.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 4:06:16 AM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
Madisonville Fire Department respond to two structure fires
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 08:35:27 -0700
Madisonville Fire Department responded to Oakdale Avenue for a report of a vacant mobile home fire early Sunday morning. An investigation was launched to determine the cause of the blaze, MFD reported. MFD noted a large tree had collapsed into the center of the trailer at 38 Oakdale Ave. Firefighters remained on scene for about two hours to ensure the fire was suppressed.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 8:35:27 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
1 killed in Todd County crash
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning in Todd County, Kentucky. First responders were called around 5:45 a.m. to a crash on Greenville Road, known as Highway 181, several miles north of Elkton. According to Director Daniel Smith with Todd County Emergency Management, a vehicle slammed into a tree and caught fire, killing the driver.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKRN- TV 2 ABC News
Regional fire departments raise $108k for Crusade
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:07:05 -0700
Officials have announced that between Grayson and Breckinridge counties, $108,874.53 was raised this year for WHAS Crusade for Children. According to Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall, all of the money raised comes back to the community to help special needs children. Fundraising took place at intersections throughout the county, and firefighters volunteered their time to help collect money all of last weekend.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2019 1:07:05 PM - SOURCE: Grayson County News-Gazette
Montgomery County Fire Department taking bids for fire trucks
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:53:30 -0700
The Montgomery County Fire Department is now taking bids for three fire trucks. The department says all three trucks run and drive, but will need batteries to be started and moved. No radio, mechanical sirens or firefighting equipment will be included. Trucks are being sold as is for non-firefighting use.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2019 2:53:30 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Kentucky couple convicted 7 years after setting house fire that resulted in firefighter's death
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Dedicated to the investigation, an FBI agent collected convictions in a cold case using cell phone tower data. FBI Special Agent William Kurtz said the arson case was one of his first after graduating from the FBI Training Academy. He was determined to get answers for the first responder who lost his life fighting the fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS- TV 11 ABC News
Cause of fire at large house in east Louisville under investigation
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 04:27:43 -0700
Three fire departments were called to a massive house fire in east Louisville on Thursday. It started around 1:30 p.m. in the 17700 block of Curry Branch Road, MetroSafe confirmed. That’s near Long Run Park, right at the Jefferson/Shelby county line. Crews found heavy black smoke coming from the front side of the home and dire showing from a walkout basement in the back.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2019 4:27:43 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
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