Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Owensboro Fire Chief Announces Retirement
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Owensboro Fire Chief Steve Mitchell has announced his intent to retire from the city after leading the department since 2008 retiring with an accumulated 37 years in the fire service. “When I came here in 2008 and we had our first Owensboro Fire Department strategic planning session, we agreed as a Department that together we would set the standard for the Fire Service in Western Kentucky.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SerfKY News Group
Masonville Fire Department: Arson Suspected in Rash of Residential Fires in Daviess County
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:50:23 -0700
Masonville firefighters are asking for the public’s help with information relating to a rash of fires in the Pleasant Ridge area that appear to have been intentionally set. Masonville Fire Department is working with investigators from the Kentucky State Police and Daviess County Sheriff’s Office to find the those responsible.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 6:50:23 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
17 transported to hospitals in Rockcastle County Greyhound bus crash
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: At least 17 people are recovering after a crash involving a bus on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County. The crash occurred at the 71 mile marker in the northbound lanes. A Greyhound bus was involved in the crash along with another commercial vehicle. Mount Vernon Fire Department says that 17 people were transported to Rockcastle and Madison County hospitals by EMS agencies.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT-TV Newsroom
Concord Fire Department takes Swift Water Rescue training course
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:48:01 -0700
VIDEO: Local firefighters are taking action and preparing for rescues during flooding. The Concord Fire Department has been doing a 40-hour swift water rescue course since Friday. The Firefighters are learning how to operate rescue boats, swim in, navigate, and rescue people in fast-moving water. Course instructor Robby Grief says this training is needed because they've already had five water accidents this year.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 3:48:01 PM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
London Fire Department to upgrade equipment
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The London Fire Department will be receiving a new fire truck and updated equipment. The London City Council approved for the fire department to pay a bid of $129,962.12 for a new apparatus during its August 5 regular meeting. According to Lieutenant Brandon Wagers, information officer of the London Fire Department, the new equipment will allow for extra safety when faced with blazing heat and hazardous chemicals.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sentinel Echo, London, KY.
Smoky roof fire on Jefferson County Public Schools building quickly extinguished
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:47:57 -0700
A fire on the roof of a Jefferson County Public Schools building produced smoke that could be seen for miles. At 12:45 p.m. Thursday, firefighters from St. Matthews and Anchorage-Middletown were dispatched to the Westport Early Childhood Center, located at 8800 Westport Road. St. Matthews Assistant Fire Chief David Howser said there was heavy fire when the first crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 3:47:57 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Daviess County: Fiscal Court wants study on creating regional 911 dispatch center
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly has asked the Green River Area Development District to study the feasibility of consolidating regional 911 dispatch centers into one center. GRADD officials have not yet begun the study, and Owensboro-Daviess County 911 Director Paul Nave said it would be impossible to comment on consolidating county 911 centers into one facility without first seeing the results of the study.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Messenger-Inquirer
Farm Bureau donates $8,000 to Rowan County fire departments
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:03:01 -0700
Four Rowan County firefighters were all smiles last Tuesday night during the Rowan County Farm Bureau Federation’s monthly meeting at the office on West Main Street. Each of the four-county fire departments were gifted $2,000 each for the groups to use as they wish. “We used to have a fish fry every year,” said Danny Mabry, Federation President.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:03:01 PM - SOURCE: Morehead News
Highview Firefighter battling cancer gets surprise home makeover
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:38:03 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters in Highview surprised their co-worker, who is battling cancer, with a complete home transformation Wednesday. Fire officials told WLKY News that doctors diagnosed Mike Henson with Stage 3 lung cancer this past June. The Highview Fire Department stepped in to help after learning of the diagnosis.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 8:38:03 PM - SOURCE: WLKY-TV CBS Louisville
Daviess County Couple Reports House Set on Fire with Them Inside
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:42:58 -0700
A couple called Daviess County Dispatch late last night saying someone was trying to burn down their house while they were asleep inside. Daviess County Sheriff's Office said a resident of the 3900 block of Kentucky 764 called at 10:46 p.m. Aug. 14 reporting their house had been set fire from the outside.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 4:42:58 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Elizabethtown Fire Department saves unconscious man from burning home
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:57:27 -0700
Firefighters with the Elizabethtown Fire Department saved an unresponsive man during a call on Tuesday morning. Shift 1 units responded to a structure fire in the 700 block of Princeton Drive around 11 AM. The call came in of a person trapped inside the burning home. Once on scene, crews from Rescue/Pumper 2081 and 2034 quickly entered the burning structure and located a man who was unconscious.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 2:57:27 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Louisville, suburban fire departments to discuss working arrangements
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Their trucks and equipment may look the same – they’re all firefighters and emergency service personnel but they’re not all the same when it comes to the way they respond. This can cause some confusion. That confusion was seen following the huge fire in St. Matthews in June. The fire destroyed a commercial building and created questions about who responds to what areas.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS- TV 11 ABC News
Ribbon cutting for new school named in honor of slain Lexington firefighter
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:59:43 -0700
On Wednesday, some students in Lexington will go back to school at the city’s newest and largest elementary school. There was a ribbon-cutting on Monday to officially open the new school’s doors. The school is named after Brenda Cowan, a beloved, history-making Lexington firefighter who was killed in the line of duty in 2004.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 4:59:43 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Two Kenton Fire Departments Expected to Merge
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 01:41:05 -0700
The Piner-Fiskburg Fire District is expected to merge with the Kenton Fire District. A public hearing was held last week at the Kenton County Courthouse in Independence. About a dozen residents attended the meeting, along with fire department members and board members, and Kenton County officials. Both departments signed a merger resolution in early June.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 1:41:05 AM - SOURCE: River City News
Tyson Foods to rebuild following devastating Finney County fire
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Tyson Foods says it will rebuild its Holcomb facility, which sustained major damage in a fire late Friday. The company released a statement Monday morning saying officials are still assessing the damage, so it’s too early to establish a timeline, but work to clear damage has already begun. “This is a difficult time for our team members and their families, and we want to ensure they’re taken care of,” said Steve Stouffer, group president of Tyson Fresh Meats in a press release.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWCH-TV 12 News
Hopkinsville firefighter Steve Futrell interim fire chief
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Hopkinsville firefighter Steve Futrell is officially the new interim chief of the Hopkinsville Fire Department, and he is among 37 people from across the country who have submitted applications and are vying to fill the position permanently. Futrell was sworn in by Hopkinsville City Clerk Crissy Fletcher during ceremonies on Wednesday morning at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center downtown.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kentucky News Era
Lexington ambulance struck by bullet, no injuries reported
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A woman who was driving with two children ran to an ambulance for help Thursday afternoon when a person in another vehicle chased her and shot at her car, according to police. The Lexington Fire Department ambulance was in the area of Courtland Drive near Raleigh Road on an unrelated call when the woman and the vehicle chasing her drove past, Lexington police Lt.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader
Happy birthday, Smokey Bear! See 75 years of the famous fire prevention mascot
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 06:05:25 -0700
PHOTOS: Smokey Bear, the recognizable mascot of wildfire prevention in the United States, turns 75 Thursday. The U.S. Forest Service started the campaign in 1944 and used it to educate the American public on the dangers of forest fires. A live mascot, appropriately named Smokey, was added to the campaign in 1950.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 6:05:25 AM - SOURCE: Louisville Courier-Journal
Stamping Ground assistant fire chief promoted to chief
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 04:48:04 -0700
PHOTO: A familiar face will be taking the helm of the Stamping Ground Fire Department as Assistant Chief Josh Cook was hired by the city commission to replace the retiring Chuck Helms. Mayor Keith Murphy, who also serves as fire commissioner, recommended Cook to the commission. The commission was shorthanded with a vacancy that has to be filled, and Robert Jones on vacation, but Jones informed commissioners he had no issue proceeding with hiring Cook.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 4:48:04 AM - SOURCE: News-Graphic.com
Vacant house catches fire in Lexington
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:29:33 -0700
VIDEO: A Lexington home without electricity caught fire on Wednesday morning, according the fire department. They say it happened off of Race Street and was able to put the fire out with a water extinguisher. According to firefighters the home was vacant. No one was injured and the cause is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 8:29:33 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
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