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Sub-Zero Wind Chill, More Freezing Rain Possible
Friday, December 06, 2013 8:23 PM
As the season's first winter storm moves off to the east, another round of frozen precipitation this weekend could add to the sleet and snow already on the ground. First is a night in the deep freeze, as gusty north winds behind the storm front will make it feel as cold as four degrees below zero Saturday morning. Then, another bout of freezing rain is possible on ...
More Snow Than Ice From First Winter Storm
Friday, December 06, 2013 7:41 PM
After days of preparing for the threat of freezing rain, the Ohio Valley instead received larger doses of sleet and snow Thursday night and Friday. Early fears of massive power outages did not materialize as western Kentucky received about two tenths of an inch of freezing rain late Thursday. This was a relief to local utilities, many of whom had rounded up extra linemen ready to restore ...
KSP MAYFIELD: 23 Crashes Reported Due to Storm
Friday, December 06, 2013 7:12 PM
Kentucky State Police report that the recent winter weather event has led to driving difficulties in the eleven most western counties of Kentucky, as precipitation and temperatures continue to fall. Between Thursday evening and 4:30 pm Friday, KSP Mayfield Post responded to 23 crashes that involved property damage, and/or injury. Many more calls were received from drivers who needed to be ...
Christmas Parades Postponed to Next Weekend
Friday, December 06, 2013 1:32 PM
Because of the ice and snow, most of the area's Christmas parades have been postponed or cancelled. WestKentuckyStar is unaware of any parades that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Metropolis parade was cancelled because there were conflicts in re-scheduling it later. Here is an updated list for the status of the holiday parades in your community: Sunday, Dec. ...
Graves Deputies Make DUI, Drug Arrests
Friday, December 06, 2013 12:34 AM
A DUI arrest in Graves County Thursday night led to drug charges against two people. A Graves County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on 27-year-old Holly Garcia in the parking lot of Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield. Garcia, and her passenger, 36-year-old Richard Frey, were at the hospital to pick up 35-year-old Bradley Baker. According to the deputy, Garcia had ...
Highway Crews Ready to Fight Mother Nature
Thursday, December 05, 2013 6:18 PM
State highway crews are geared up and ready to roll tonight, as soon as freezing precipitation moves southward across the Ohio River into Kentucky. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeman Keith Todd said at least one truck will be on call and available to treat bridges and overpasses through the evening hours as required. As the freezing precipitation moves across the river into Kentucky, ...
I-24 Bridge Work Zone to Narrow, Last into 2014
Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:39 PM
The work zone on the I-24 bridge over the Ohio River will be in place for a while longer, and the width restriction is going to get a little tighter. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDot) says the contractor will now be working on the bridge between Paducah and Metropolis until mid-January, which means the lane restriction will remain in place in both directions through the ...
Marshall County Plans for Storm
Thursday, December 05, 2013 3:52 PM
Marshall County Emergency Management has plans in place to deal with the winter storm. Residents are encouraged to plan for where and how they will seek shelter and be prepared in advance. Warming Centers will open for those in need on Friday morning, unless otherwise determined necessary. Locations are at the following buildings: Benton Community Building - 7:00 am Calvert City Civic ...
Graves Man Charged with Indecent Exposure
Thursday, December 05, 2013 1:01 PM
The Graves County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Wingo man with indecent exposure. According to a police report, 34-year-old Jonathan Hall also faces two counts of probation violation. Hall’s arrest came after he allegedly exposed his genitalia in front of a female. According to deputies, this was done from Hall’s bedroom facing the roadway. The incident took place on ...
PSC Cancels Big Rivers Public Meetings
Thursday, December 05, 2013 12:58 PM
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has cancelled a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Henderson, as well as associated videoconferences at sites in Owensboro, Paducah and Brandenburg. The purpose of the meetings was to provide information and to take public comment on a proposal by Big Rivers Electric Corp. for an increase in rates to partially offset the loss of revenue that ...
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