Storm Damage

12:37 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

More Division of Forestry Seedlings Growing in W. Ky.

Ash tree seedlings at the John P. Rhody Nursery in Gilbertsville.

State forestry officials say a tree nursery in western Kentucky has taken on extra work this year to produce nearly two million seedlings for state sales. Forest Resource Branch Manager Tim Sheehan said tornados in March wiped out the state’s eastern Kentucky tree nursery.

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Severe Weather
7:46 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Kentucky Death Toll Rises to 22

Kentucky's death toll from Friday's storms has risen to 22.  State officials say the latest death occurred in Kenton County in northern Kentucky.  The state says six people died in West Liberty in Morgan County.  Five people are reported dead in Laurel County, four in Kenton County, three in Menifee County and two each in Lawrence and Johnson counties.  Forecasters say the tornado that hit West Liberty was on the ground for about 60 continuous miles in eastern Kentucky.   Meteorologist Tony Edwards says It was the strongest tornado in the region in nearly a quarter-century.

Storm Relief
7:40 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Kentucky State Police Accepting Storm Donations

Kentucky State Police posts across the commonwealth are accepting donations of nonperishable food and cleaning supplies for storm victims. Collection begins today at all KSP posts and will continue through the weekend. The agency says only food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, bedding and the like should be brought to police posts. Monetary donations should be made to service organizations, such as the Red Cross.

Morning Cram
7:58 am
Thu March 1, 2012

the morning cram [I shall call him...Mini Me edition]

In Louisiana, the military has created a mini-Afghanistan. Except this one has crocs and Cajuns. 

NPR reports the central Louisiana facility is used to train soldiers how to train soldiers as the US lets Afghan troops take the lead. 

The region saw a great deal of storm damage, and there’s more on the way.

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