Kentucky Emergency Management

Kentucky Division of Forestry

High temperatures and winds are complicating efforts at fighting ongoing wildfires across Kentucky but a weekend forecast of rain could provide some relief.

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Kentucky Emergency Management is sending a response team to provide assistance to states impacted by Hurricane Matthew.  

The director of Kentucky Emergency Management resigned Thursday after a review released by State Auditor Adam Edelen identified as much as $5.6 million in questionable spending, and intimidation of employees.

Gov. Steve Beshear accepted John Heltzel’s resignation, and appointed Department of Military Affairs official Mike Jones as acting director of KYEM.

Kentucky's Auditor says the state agency responsible for responding to weather disasters and other emergencies used taxpayer funds to pay for $100,000 in alcohol, entertainment and other disallowed expenditures—and officials altered documents to hide it.