Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Richardsville fire department constructing training facility
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:43:01 -0800
Soon, a training facility at the Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 will be available for volunteer firefighters throughout Warren County and beyond. The facility should catch the eyes of any motorist driving past the station on Mount Olivet-Girkin Road, standing more than 25 feet tall and made of shipping containers stacked on top of one another.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 7:43:01 AM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Daily News
Kentucky’s Supreme Court struck down the pension law. What happens next?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
The Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday unanimously struck down the state’s Republican-backed pension overhaul, which means the issue that has guided Kentucky’s political conversation for the past year will remain in the spotlight. The ruling puts Kentucky politicians back at square one as they search for solutions to address mounting costs from one of the worst-funded pension systems in the nation.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald Leader
Newest member reports for duty at Bowling Green Fire Department
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:43:53 -0800
The Bowling Green Fire Department’s newest member has a nose for the job. Millie, a 2-year old black Labrador retriever, was introduced Thursday as the BGFD’s accelerant detection canine. Millie and her handler, BGFD Capt. Michael Cornwell, recently completed six weeks of training at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Canine Training Center in Virginia.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 2:43:53 PM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Daily News
Truck filled with explosives catches fire in Lexington
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:51:08 -0800
Several roads in Lexington were closed down for a brief time on Thursday after a truck with explosives caught fire. Firefighters were called to Vulcan Material quarry off Manchester Street around 2 p.m. - Advertisement - According to the Lexington Fire Department, the truck was located 600 feet underground in a mine.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 3:51:08 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
2 injured in Louisville apartment fire near Iroquois Park; arson possibly to blame
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:33:00 -0800
Crews rushed two people to the hospital while responding to an apartment fire near Iroquois Park on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said they believe the fire was set on purpose. MetroSafe confirmed the fire was reported just before 4:30 p.m. in the 6600 block of Strawberry Lane, near Southside Drive.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 7:33:00 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Groups Bear Gifts for Madisonville Area First Responders
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:44:01 -0800
Area religious leaders presented gift cards to city police, firefighters and county deputies today at Madisonville Fire Department Station 1. Members of First Christian and First Cumberland Presbyterian churches in Madisonville worked together for the second year to express gratitude for local public servants by providing a coffee gift card for each member of MFD, Madisonville Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 4:44:01 PM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Fire crews fight house fire in Southwest Louisville
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:45:02 -0800
Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Southwest Jefferson County. The fire was reported around 6:15 Wednesday afternoon in the 3000 block of Blevins Gap Road, off of Stone Street Road. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the home. Everyone was able to get out safely.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 3:45:02 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Drivers and first responders voice concerns of increased wrecks at busy Louisville intersection
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:37:49 -0800
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will study collision data at a busy east Louisville interchange that has seen dozen of crashes in the past year. Drivers have long been concerned on the interchange of Old Henry Road and I-265, but earlier this week, KYTC announced it would heed those complaints and determine if any changes need to be made.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 2:37:49 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Hopkinsville Home Total Loss After Fire
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:29:27 -0800
Three people were displaced after a fire ravaged their East 12th Street home Tuesday evening. Firefighters from three Hopkinsville fire stations responded to the structure fire shortly after 5:45 p.m. at 810 East 12th Street. Upon arrival, Hopkinsville Fire Department Public Information Officer Captain Michael Pendleton says firefighters found the home fully engulfed and battled the blaze until it was contained about 30 minutes later.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 10:29:27 AM - SOURCE: WKDZ-FM 106.5 Real Country
Grayson Co. residents, businesses open their hearts and wallets to give underprivileged children a memorable Christmas
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:39:18 -0800
Grayson County residents and businesses have opened their purse strings this Christmas season to help the less fortunate children in the community enjoy a memorable holiday season. Between the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Shop with a Cop program, the Clarkson Police Department sponsored HoHo with the PoPo and the Leitchfield Fire Department’s Shop with a Firefighter, Grayson County responded with over $22,600 in donations to support these worthwhile causes.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 6:39:18 AM - SOURCE: WMTL & WKHG Twin Lakes Times
Woman taken to hospital after house fire in Lexington
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:48:44 -0800
A house fire in Lexington sent a woman to the hospital. The fire department says the fire, around 6 p.m., was on Anniston Drive. - Advertisement - Firefighters say one woman was treated at the scene, while another woman was sent to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation. They say she will be fine.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 11:48:44 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
One person airlifted, interstate shut down following Monday crash in Whitley County
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:55:12 -0800
One person was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center Monday following a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in Whitley County. The woman, whose name has not been released, was one of three people extricated after a Ford Taurus station wagon rear-ended a Buick sedan on northbound I-75 near the 27-mile marker.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 2:55:12 AM - SOURCE: Corbin News Journal
Kentucky State Police, coroner’s office on scene of fatal Rockholds’ blaze
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:49:40 -0800
Kentucky State Police, the Whitley County Coroner’s Office and numerous volunteer fire departments are on the scene of a fatal house fire in the Rockholds’ community. The structure fire was first reported about 2:41 p.m. at a 74 Gail Hart Road residence, which is located less than one mile from the intersection of Tye’s Ferry Road.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2018 1:49:40 AM - SOURCE: Corbin News Journal
Crews come together to rescue cow from sinkhole in Lincoln County
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:45:16 -0800
Firefighters and rescue personnel from multiple agencies worked together Saturday to rescue a cow that fell into a sinkhole. The cow was discovered nearly 20-feet below ground in a sinkhole located off of Moore's Lane in Lincoln County. Crews from Lincoln County Fire Station 3, the Jessamine County Fire Department, the Lexington Fire Department, and Hustonville Fire Department, along with Lincoln County EMS came together to free the animal.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2018 4:45:16 PM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV
Scott County home damaged by fire
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 02:34:32 -0800
When retired firefighter Eddie Fryman returned home Friday about 2:45 p.m. he discovered his neighbor’s home on Quandy Court was ablaze. “When I got home the garage was on fire,” Fryman said. “I knocked on the door and it was locked. I beat on the door for a long time. One garage door was open and the other was open several feet above the ground.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2018 2:34:32 AM - SOURCE: News-Graphic.com
EastPark first responders in Greenup staying prepared
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 02:12:47 -0800
Fighting a fire in a big box building is entirely different than tacking a blaze in a three-bedroom home. The possibility of an active shooter also requires a a plan in place from public responders. A call about an industrial accident requires a quick response. Those are all scenarios discussed recently the Regional/EastPark Emergency Service Consortium at its meeting in the ACTC building at the industrial park.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2018 2:12:47 AM - SOURCE: Ashland Daily Independent
Shop with a Firefighter receives $650 donation in Leitchfield
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:52:25 -0800
The Leitchfield Fire Department received a donation of more than $600 from local business Twin Lakes Liquors this week to shop for needy children this holiday season. Twin Lakes Liquors employees saved all of their tips from June through Dec. 3 to contribute to the Leitchfield Fire Department's Shop with a Firefighter program, and, on Monday, the business announced the total funds raised for the cause.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2018 4:52:25 PM - SOURCE: Grayson County News-Gazette
Community coming to grips after 8-year-old dies in overnight fire in Floyd County
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Kentucky State Police now tell us the person who died in a Floyd County house fire was an 8-year-old boy named Payton Hylton. "Well when law enforcement and fire department rescue get to a scene and they're told there's someone inside they naturally step up their game and start an aggressive attack on a fire, and reduce underway, then you find out it's a small child, it hits home on people," said William Petry with KSP Post 13.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wymt.com
Woman escapes Powell County house fire
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A woman escaped a house fire early Friday morning in Powell County. The fire started around 12:30 on Winchester Road near the Clark County line. The woman living in the home said she heard crackling and thought someone was in her home. When she opened her bedroom door she saw smoke. She was able to grab her phone and call for help on her way out.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wkyt.com
'It's humbling,' said Owensboro Fire Department's firefighter of the year
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:24:19 -0800
While growing up in northern Illinois, Clayton Tuma became interested in being a firefighter through his father. "My dad was a volunteer firefighter," Tuma said Wednesday morning during a day off from the Owensboro Fire Department. "It grew from there, and the more I got involved, the more I enjoyed it.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2018 10:24:19 PM - SOURCE: Messenger-Inquirer
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