Hurricane Isaac http://wkms.org en Afternoon Round-Up 8/31/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-83112 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/31/160400108/possible-harvard-cheating-scandal-nets-125-students">Harvard University is investigating 125 students for possible cheating on a final exam last spring.</a></p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:52:41 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21585 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/31/12 Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend http://wkms.org/post/heavy-rain-high-wind-expected-through-labor-day-weekend <p>National Weather Service officials say remnants of former Hurricane Isaac will bring gusty winds and rain to the region this weekend. Forecaster David Humprhey says heavy rain will be the <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/pah/isaac.pdf">biggest effect of the storms,</a> with 2-3 inches expected between now and Sunday. But high winds are also a concern. Humphrey says NWS has issued a <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=KYZ009&amp;warncounty=KYC035&amp;firewxzone=KYZ009&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Lake+Wind+Advisory">lake wind advisory </a>today through Sunday. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:43:58 +0000 Angela Hatton 21566 at http://wkms.org Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend W. Ky. Red Cross Chapters Deploy Help to Hurricane Isaac Victims http://wkms.org/post/w-ky-red-cross-chapters-deploy-help-hurricane-isaac-victims <p>Western Kentucky Red Cross chapters have deployed seven volunteers to help with Hurricane Isaac Storm clean up. Paducah Area Red Cross Director Jessica Toren says&nbsp;the volunteers from four chapters have deployed to locations in Florida, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana, and more volunteers are on standby.&nbsp; Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:37:25 +0000 Angela Hatton 21520 at http://wkms.org W. Ky. Red Cross Chapters Deploy Help to Hurricane Isaac Victims Kentucky Utilities Sending Crews to Help with Isaac Damage http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-utilities-sending-crews-help-isaac-damage <p>Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric have answered the call to help with restoration efforts following Hurricane Isaac.&nbsp;KU spokesman Cliff Feltham,</p><p><em>“What we have decided to do is send roughly two hundred of our…a combination of employees and our contractor crews south to be deployed wherever they are needed, and they left early this morning.”</em></p><p>Feltham says the crews will report to a staging area in either South Tennessee or North Mississippi, and will fan out from there.&nbsp; He believes their first assignment will be in the Baton Rouge area.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:50:21 +0000 Alan Lytle (KPR) 21512 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Utilities Sending Crews to Help with Isaac Damage Remnants of Isaac Heading for Region http://wkms.org/post/remnants-isaac-heading-region <p>The former Hurricane Isaac is due to reach the region sometime tomorrow afternoon, much weaker than when it hit Louisiana yesterday. National Weather Service forecaster David Humphrey says the storm will probably skirt the outside of the Four Rivers Region.</p><p><em>“The track still looks like it’s gonna come up out of Louisiana, go through Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. That’ll take the very heaviest rain, along that track”</em></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:47:28 +0000 Shelly Baskin 21511 at http://wkms.org Remnants of Isaac Heading for Region Afternoon Round-Up 8/28/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-82812 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/28/160196031/paul-ryan-had-a-black-girlfriend">Paul Ryan Had A Black Girlfriend — Does It Matter?</a></p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:26:07 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21415 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/28/12 Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend http://wkms.org/post/hurricane-isaac-will-bring-rain-region-weekend <p>The now-Category 1 hurricane Isaac is expected to hit landfall near New Orleans tonight. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says Isaac’s effect on this region could vary, but that rain is expected Friday night and Saturday.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:39:59 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21404 at http://wkms.org Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend