Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Daviess County: Rescuing pets from homes during fires is common, fire officials say
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:54:39 -0700
When Owensboro Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Leonard is at a fire and the homeowner tells him there's still a family member inside, he's learned to get more information. "I've heard the phrase, 'My baby is inside,' and the baby turns out to be a 100-pound dog," Leonard said. "Well over 50 percent" of fires that OFD responds to involve pets, Leonard said.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 3:54:39 PM - SOURCE: Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
Benefit Hockey Game for Injured Madisonville Firefighter
Fri, 18 May 2018 06:42:53 -0700
Evansville Hoses Hockey Team along with Madisonville Fire Department will host a benefit hockey game Saturday, June 2 to assist a local firefighter after he was injured. Matt Bryant was injured while working a fire at a local business. A ceiling tile fell on his head, injuring his spinal cord. The injury has caused Bryant to be unable to work for several months, with the possibility of not being able to return at all.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 6:42:53 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
LaRue County House Destroyed in Fire
Wed, 16 May 2018 13:03:26 -0700
Several fire departments responded to a house fire on Saturday, May 12 around 5 p.m. on South L&N Turnpike near Magnolia. Magnolia Fire Chief Kevin Shoemaker said the house suffered severe damage but the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Shoemaker said no one was in the house at the time of the fire; the family who lived in the home was reportedly in the process of moving out.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 1:03:26 PM - SOURCE: Herald Online (La Rue County)
Pierce fulfills dream, takes oath as Covington fire chief
Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700
When he was just 6 years old, Mark Pierce chased after the neighborhood firetrucks in Bromley, dreaming of the day he, too, could be a firefighter. Now, after more than 20 years of experience, including the last five months leading the unit on an interim basis, he can officially say he is the chief of the Covington Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Northern Kentucky Tribune
Fayette County changes policy to have ambulances at high school athletic events
Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Fayette County Public school officials said this week that they are changing their practice regarding ambulances at high school athletic events. Now they will have an ambulance at all high school home games, instead of just games involving two Fayette teams. When Paul Laurence Dunbar High football player Tyler Browning sustained a serious break to his leg in October in the school’s home game against Scott County, there was not an ambulance on site as recommended by Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader
In 90-degree heat outside, Lexington fire department crews battle 3-level house fire
Tue, 15 May 2018 12:33:34 -0700
A home on Nice Drive had flames in its basement, first floor and attic Tuesday afternoon when Lexington Fire Department crews arrived in the 90-degree heat. All three people in the house escaped thanks to their smoke detectors going off, battalion chief Jason Wells said. No one was injured. "Even in the middle of the day, these folks were alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors," Wells said.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 12:33:34 PM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky.com)
Mock crash at Hardin County high school offers lesson on impaired, distracted driving
Wed, 16 May 2018 03:27:15 -0700
Larry Robinson, a school resource officer at Central Hardin High School, didn’t want to scare students Wednesday with a staged car crash. Instead, he hoped they would think twice before driving while impaired. “Think about what can happen if you do,” he told Central Hardin seniors. “Be smart and call somebody.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 3:27:15 AM - SOURCE: News-Enterprise
Lyndon: First responders without wills have easy solution to problem this weekend
Tue, 15 May 2018 12:40:14 -0700
The wife of a Lyndon firefighter is making it easier for first responders and their families to draft a will. She’s hosting an event Saturday at the Lyndon Fire station on New LaGrange road for all first responders. Lyndon fire Capt. Andrew Sasse and his wife, Cathy, who have been married for two years, said they've been meaning to prepare a will from day one.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 12:40:14 PM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Driver airlifted after striking tree on Beaver Dam Road near Caneyville
Wed, 16 May 2018 03:54:17 -0700
Tuesday afternoon at approximately 4:50, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Caneyville and Leitchfield Fire Departments and EMS responded to the 10600 block of Beaver Dam Road on the report of a single-vehicle accident. Upon arriving at the scene, Deputies Mark Newman and DJ Newtown found that Christian Clemons, of Leitchfield, was traveling west on Beaver Dam Road when his Jeep Grand Cherokee left the westbound lane and partially entered a yard.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 3:54:17 AM - SOURCE: WMTL & WKHG Twin Lakes Times
City of Somerset has new fire truck, tornado siren
Tue, 15 May 2018 04:39:44 -0700
Somerset has both a new fire engine and a new tornado siren reporting for duty. The weather siren was shown to City Council members Monday afternoon during an open house for the new CityFit fitness center, while the new fire truck made its debut during a budget workshop at the Energy Center. The siren was mounted to a pole just outside the building, located on South Maple Street.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 4:39:44 AM - SOURCE: Commonwealth Journal
Man faces arson charge for allegedly burning mattress at Madisonville senior home
Mon, 14 May 2018 13:42:57 -0700
A Homestead Personal Care home resident was arrested after apparently setting fire to his mattress at 2:05 p.m. today. There were no reported injuries. Madisonville Police Department reported Bradley D. Eaves, 40 of Madisonville, was charged with first-degree arson following an investigation. Police said Eaves ignited his mattress "in an attempt to burn the structure down.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 1:42:57 PM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Fire starts in Louisville home
Tue, 15 May 2018 08:03:05 -0700
Fire crews worked to put out flames at a home on Algonquin Parkway. The fire was reported in the 900 block of Algonquin Parkway at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to Louisville Fire & Rescue Capt. Salvador Melendez. When fire crews arrived, they saw light smoke coming from the eaves of the home and found fire in the basement.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 8:03:05 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Arson investigation in Logan County
Mon, 14 May 2018 13:45:27 -0700
An arson investigation is underway in Logan County. Officials responded to a report of damaged mailboxes in the area of Roy Orndorff Road in Adairville. Police say Sheriff Wallace Whittaker received a tip that a barn belonging to Harris Dockins had been burned. The incident has been labeled as an arson investigation and believe both incidents are connected.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 1:45:27 PM - SOURCE: WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Vine Grove home ‘total loss’ after fire
Mon, 14 May 2018 06:34:17 -0700
Four Vine Grove residents were transported to hospitals Saturday morning after a fire erupted at a home on North Mill Street. Vine Grove Fire Chief Steve New said the crews were dispatched at 5:44 a.m. to 102 North Mill St. When they arrived, flames were coming out of the windows on one side of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 6:34:17 AM - SOURCE: News-Enterprise
Semi truck sparks massive fire in Rockcastle County
Mon, 14 May 2018 06:57:50 -0700
A massive semi truck fire in Rockcastle County happened just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 150 and Highway 70 near Brodhead. The Brodhead Fire Department says one person was trapped inside the truck, but a good Samaritan tells Fox 56 he pulled the truck driver from the vehicle. The witness says the truck driver is OK.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 6:57:50 AM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV
No one hurt in Bardstown house fire
Sat, 12 May 2018 15:22:10 -0700
A family escaped a house fire on Susannah Avenue Saturday. Lt. Justin Brown of the Bardstown Fire Department said dispatch received a 911 alarm call from an open line around 10 a.m., and then a neighbor called to say their was a fire in a bedroom closet at 440 Susannah Ave. Flames were contained to the bedroom, but there was heat and smoke damage throughout the house, and firefighters had the fire under control within about 10 minutes of their arrival, Brown said.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2018 3:22:10 PM - SOURCE: Kystandard
Cerulean woman arrested for arson in Trigg County
Sun, 13 May 2018 18:51:13 -0700
Firefighters tell ABC 36 there is heavy smoke damage in two of the apartments. Everyone in the middle apartment black was evacuated, no one was hurt. Firefighters are still investigating what caused the flames. Brafman was taken to the Christian County Jail and charged with First-Degree Arson and six counts of First-Degree Wanton Endangerment.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2018 6:51:13 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Lexington apartment complex evacuated due to fire
Sun, 13 May 2018 17:48:44 -0700
Just before 5:30 Sunday evening, the fire department got a call about smoke coming from the Westchester apartments on Leestown Road. When crews arrived, they found a working fire in the kitchen of a basement apartment. Firefighters tell ABC 36 there is heavy smoke damage in two of the apartments. Everyone in the middle apartment black was evacuated, no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2018 5:48:44 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Fort Campbell Readiness: Full-scale emergency training exercise
Fri, 11 May 2018 00:16:20 -0700
A CH-47 Chinook transporting 33 Soldiers and three crew took off from Campbell Army Airfield early Wednesday morning, and suffered from a major malfunction almost immediately. The pilots were forced to land in a nearby field but clipped a building spreading the top corner of the structure across the field and causing the aircraft’s engine to catch fire.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2018 12:16:20 AM - SOURCE: Fort Campbell Courier
Grieving husband files wrongful death lawsuit over 2017 fatal fire in southwest Louisville
Thu, 10 May 2018 16:53:46 -0700
In December, Wayne Riley came home to a shocking scene and devastating news. Riley's wife Archimeda and stepchildren, Savannah Cooper and Kameron Harris, died from a fire at the family's apartment on Shanks Lane. "We were married for seven incredible years," Riley said. Now a grieving husband and father, Riley wants more than justice for the loss of his wife and two stepchildren.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2018 4:53:46 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville

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