A Daviess County man is getting an up close view of how Brussels is coping following this week’s terrorist attacks on the city’s airport and subway.
Owensboro resident Walter Horne is in Brussels for job training. He says he was in a meeting about 15 miles away when the explosions occurred.
"The people there with us were speaking Flemish or Dutch. We didn't really understand what was being said," Horne told WKU Public Radio by phone. "We could hear 'explosion.' We understood that word, and then they told us what had happened."
Even though it was 2:00 a.m. in Kentucky, Horne said he immediately called family members to let them know he was safe.
He describes the mood in Brussels as somber. Police are out in greater numbers and there’s less night life on the streets.