Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Eliza­bethtown fire destroys four vehicles, carport
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:39:58 -0700
Four vehicles and a carport were destroyed in a Wed­nes­day night fire in Eliza­bethtown. The Elizabethtown Fire Department was dispatched at 8:14 p.m. to a vehicle fire in a carport at 110 E. Crutcher St., according to a text messaged news release from EPD Deputy Chief Everett Roberts. Upon arrival of the first fire unit at 8:18 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 9:39:58 PM - SOURCE: News-Enterprise
Merging four Jefferson County fire departments could increase safety, response times
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:32:04 -0700
Four Jefferson County fire districts have decided to merge in an effort to increase efficiency. Details of the move were discussed by fire officials on Thursday. The plan involves departments in Harrod’s Creek, Worthington, Anchorage-Middletown and Eastwood Fire. Fire officials in the areas planning the merge believe coming together as one unit will eliminate repetitive roles and services and also increase response times, which in turn, makes way for them to better serve the community.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:32:04 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Kentucky gets $87 million federal grant to reduce opioid deaths
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Kentucky is taking part in a new national effort to combat opioid addiction and overdose deaths, thanks to an $87 million grant from the federal government. The University of Kentucky announced the receipt of the grant — its largest ever — on Thursday. The university, in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, received $87 million from the federal government to study and combat the state's ongoing opioid epidemic.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Courier Journal
Nicholasville family escapes house fire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:15:05 -0700
Firefighters say a family of five is safe, after they woke up to their house on fire early Thursday morning. According to firefighters, they were called to a duplex on Birch Drive just after 3:00 a.m. They say a recycle bin caught fire and extended out to the roof, and attic of the home. Firefighters say there were five people inside the home when the fire ignited.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 6:15:05 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
More suburban fire districts have ambulance services. But can they?
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A wave of fire departments across suburban Jefferson County have gotten the rights to own and operate ambulances in recent years, responding to what they say is a clear need in their communities. First there was only Anchorage, which has operated one for decades. Then, St. Matthews. Harrods Creek and Jeffersontown came soon after.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Courier-Journal
Part of Red River Gorge closed after wildfire, back open
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:25:42 -0700
Part of the Red River Gorge shut down after a wildfire last month is now reopen, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Forest officials took to Facebook Tuesday, posting, “The Wildcat Ridge area of Clifty Wilderness in the Red River Gorge is now reopened for public use.” The area was recently closed due to a wildfire.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 5:25:42 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Bell County Firefighter Injured In Weekend Crash
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Bell County firefighter was hurt in a crash while responding to a downed power line over the weekend. It happened on Highway 188 in the Colmar community. Firefighters were responding with lights and sirens, and came into contact with a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. It’s reported that the firefighters went into the ditch line for about 50 feet, damaging the fire unit.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: LEX-TV 18 NEWS
Several horses die in Lexington barn fire
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:47:45 -0700
Lexington Fire crews were working all day Monday to fully extinguish a horse barn fire that started Sunday afternoon. We reported it was Justice Farm’s barn that caught fire off Man O’ War Boulevard but Meadow Oaks confirms to us that it was theirs and sadly, it’s eight horses have died. Fire officials say the fire started around three Sunday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 5:47:45 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Fuel storage tanks explode at gas station in Ashland
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 20:53:24 -0700
A small explosion in Ashland left a hole in the ground at a gas station Monday. Ashland Police say fuel storage tanks blew up at a Sunoco station at 22nd Street and Winchester Avenue. No one was hurt. The Ashland Independent reports the tanks were underground. Firefighters put out the fire and used foam to coat the ground.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 8:53:24 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
'I love this department': Richmond Fire Chief discusses career, goals
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 02:43:32 -0700
Throughout the years, not only has Sam Kirby's title changed within the Richmond Fire Department, but so has his outlook when it comes to being a firefighter. "At a structure fire, that's what we're trained to do, and we love doing it," said Kirby, who recently accepted the Richmond Fire chief position.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 2:43:32 AM - SOURCE: The Eastern Progress Online
Lexington firefighters extinguish barn fire
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:13:45 -0700
Several horses were reportedly inside a Lexington barn that that was destroyed by a fire Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were called out to the area of Man o’ War Boulevard at Winchester Road for the large barn fire at about 3:30 p.m., fire Maj. Jordan Saas said. There were reportedly eight horses in the barn, Saas said.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 3:13:45 PM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader
Firefighters Respond to mobile home fire in Cairo District
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:25:05 -0700
Robards and Cairo Fire departments along with Rescue and EMS responded to the 7000 block of Pruitt Agnew Road today for a mobile home fire in the Cairo area. One resident was said to have suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. After the flames were extinguished this morning, fire officials reported the cause of the fire was believed to be electrical in nature.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 7:25:05 PM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Officials find man’s body in Ohio River near Silver Creek
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:03:48 -0700
Crews recovered a man’s body from the Ohio River on Friday evening. The Louisville Fire Department was called to the river just before 6 p.m., MetroSafe confirmed. Crews found a body in the water close to where Silver Creek flows into the river, on the New Albany side. Officials have scheduled an autopsy for next week.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 4:03:48 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
2 people, dog escape house fire in Lexington
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:48:44 -0700
Firefighters responding to a medical call ended up putting out a house fire too. The Lexington Fire Department says the call originally came in as a woman having trouble breathing. This was just before 11 a.m. in the 700-block of Rebecca Drive. Crews were then told there was a fire at the home. The fire was located in the living room.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 11:48:44 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
1 person taken to hospital after Fisherville house fire
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 04:44:50 -0700
A homeowner was taken to the hospital after a fire in Fisherville early Friday. Eastwood Fire Chief Tom Arnold says three firefighters were also treated at the scene for minor injuries. We're told the homeowner suffered minor burns, and is expected to recover. Arnold says the fire started about 6:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 4:44:50 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
High winds fuel Cresent Springs house fire, displacing 3
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
High winds caused fire to spread through a Northern Kentucky home early Friday, displacing three people, fire officials said. Flames broke out in the 2400 block of Nordman Drive in Crescent Springs about 1:40 a.m., according to Kenton County dispatchers. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire in the garage and the garage windows gone, said Crescent Springs/Villa Hills Fire Chief Jeff Wendt.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fox 10 News
2 Injured In Henderson ambulance crash
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Two paramedics are injured following an early morning accident in Henderson. It happened around 7:14 a.m. Thursday on northbound I-69 near the 146 mile marker. Officials tell Surf Ky News the ambulance, which was from a different city, traveled over the guardrail after the driver apparently dozed off around mile marker 144.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: LEX-TV 18 NEWS
At least 1 dead in Crittenden fire investigated as possible arson
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: At least one person is dead in a fire that is being investigated as a possible arson in Crittenden, Kentucky State Police said Wednesday. The fire was reported on North Main Street about 4 a.m., according to Grant County dispatchers. There is no power in the home, which may be abandoned, said Trooper Charlie Loudermilk.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX 19 NOW NEW
Could a fire-EMS merger be Louisville's key to saving money?
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:39:07 -0700
An idea to merge the Louisville Fire Department and Metro EMS is among many being heard by a group of Metro Council members tasked with finding long-term savings for the city. The proposal is a long way from becoming a reality, but its presence on Wednesday's agenda for the Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies shows just how willing they are to explore every option.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 4:39:07 PM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Robards firefighters rescue kitten in distress
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:20:04 -0700
Robards Volunteer Fire Department members were seen rescuing a gold and white kitten stuck out on a limb 60-feet off the ground this evening. Firefighters responded to the 6 p.m. request to the cat in distress call along the 14,000 block of U.S. 41-S. The family indicated the feline climbed up the tree around 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 7:20:04 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
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