Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Hart County: Fire Departments and Funding and Talk of Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:41:10 -0700
Every year the Hart County Fiscal Court gives around $3000 to each of the fire departments in the county. Now the departments will have to show how that money is spent. The cost of fighting fires is not cheap; an average it costs around $10,000 to outfit one firefighter and at least $300,000 for a new fire truck.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 8:41:10 AM - SOURCE: WCLU Lite 102.3-FM & 1490-AM
Wendell Foster in Daviess County hosts first responders BBQ
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
First responders got a big thank you in the form of Barbecue Wendell Foster in Owensboro held a free lunch for all emergency personnel in the community. It not only was a thank you for what first responders do but also gave a residents chance to interact with police, firefighters, and paramedics outside of an emergency situation.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFIE 14 News
Fire at Kingsford Manufacturing in Pulaski County contained
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:55:02 -0700
An early morning fire in a warehouse at Kingsford Manufacturing in southern Pulaski County was contained within hours. Pulaski County Public Safety Director Stacy Halcomb said at about 9:15 a.m. that the fire was contained to one row of about 500 pallets in the warehouse. No injuries were reported, according to Halcomb.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 7:55:02 AM - SOURCE: Commonwealth Journal
Haywood Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:40:13 -0700
The Haywood Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant to purchase a thermal imaging camera. The grant is via the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, and is worth $10,447. According to a news release issued by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie's office, the grants are awarded to fire departments, emergency medical services organizations and state fire training academies.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 8:40:13 AM - SOURCE: Glasgow Daily Times
Murray-Calloway Emergency Responders Train For Active Shooter Situations
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:16:42 -0700
First responders in west Kentucky say cross-agency communication is an issue in handling active shooter situations. Agencies in Murray and Calloway County, including Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Rescue, law enforcement, emergency management and school representatives participated in a training session on Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 3:16:42 PM - SOURCE: WKMS-FM 91.3 News for the Four Rivers Region
Commercial building catches fire in east Louisville
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:22:01 -0700
Crews are working to put out a fire at a vacant commercial building in east Louisville. The fire started just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, at a building in the 15200 block of Shelbyville Road, Eastwood Fire chief Thomas Arnold said. That's just east of the Gene Snyder Freeway, near the Jefferson/Shelby County line.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 2:22:01 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
First Responder of the Week: Andy Burnett, Clarkson Firefighter
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:36:36 -0700
For 19 years, Andy Burnett says he’s suited up in his turn-out gear with his Clarkson Fire Department family to answer the call of his community in their most vulnerable moments. A neighbors house catching fire is what sparked Andy’s interest in becoming a volunteer fireman. He said he knew nobody was home but he watched firemen run into a burning home, risking their own lives, searching to ensure no one was inside.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 11:36:36 AM - SOURCE: WMTL & WKHG Twin Lakes Times
Corbin Fire Department sees promotions, new hires
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:06:01 -0700
Four men were promoted in the Corbin Fire Department and three were hired during Corbin’s City Commission meeting on Monday. Lieutenant James Smith and Lieutenant Eric Philpot were both promoted to captain. Firefighters Phillip Martin and Stephen Walker were promoted to lieutenant. Daryl Thompson and Tyler Tye were hired as full-time firefighters and Jordan Barnard was hired as a part-time firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 1:06:01 PM - SOURCE: Corbin Times Tribune
Owen County Boy Saves Little Brother From Truck Fire
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:53:29 -0700
One youngster in Owen County proved exactly why it's important to talk to your children about fire safety. Nine-year-old Jeremiah Jury was in the backseat of his family's truck with his four-year-old brother when the engine caught fire. Their father jumped out to get the boys, but the door locked behind him.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 4:53:29 PM - SOURCE: WLEX-TV Lex 18
VIDEO: Mt. Washington firefighters keep it positive in new lip sync post
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:54:37 -0700
New video shows the Mt. Washington Fire Department like you've never seen it before. WDRB Photojournalist Hobie Crase caught up with crew Tuesday to shows how the firefighters dropped their gear to get their groove on and become internet famous. Watch the original dance and their reaction to it in the video player above.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 8:54:37 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Fire Causes Extensive Damage to McCracken County House
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:15:22 -0700
An unoccupied house in the 3600 block of Cairo Road caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Concord Fire Chief Bob McGowan said his department responded at 2:40 pm. He commented, "We made a quick attack on the fire and got it knocked down within about twelve minutes. Right now, we're just working on cause and origin.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 8:15:22 PM - SOURCE: West Kentucky Star
Man Connected To Wayne County Bug Bomb Incident Arrested For Arson
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:46:15 -0700
The man police say accidentally sent four EMS first responders to the hospital after setting off bug bombs is in jail for arson. Police say that Jackie Abbott, 59, was charged after he set fire to his apartment in an attempt to get rid of bed bugs in the house. According to an arrest citation, Abbott acknowledged he knew that the other adjacent apartments were occupied but that he decided to light the fire anyway to get rid of the infestation.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 10:46:15 AM - SOURCE: WLEX-TV Lex 18
Attorney General Beshear discusses pension lawsuit with retired state employees
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:00:20 -0700
Attorney General Andy Beshear spent Monday meeting with retired state employees to discuss the ongoing lawsuit regarding the state’s pension reform. In the ongoing battle since the state legislature passed the controversial pension reform bill, Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd recently ruled it void, citing the process by which it was passed was illegal.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 10:00:20 PM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV
Cave City mobile home fire kills one
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:30:53 -0700
The Cave City Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire 720 Jenny Road at 4:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon. When they arrived, they found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames. "About 90% of it was collapsed. The back part of the house -- the end of the trailer -- it was still standing but it was unable for us to make entry to go in because there was so much fire," said Kevin Poynter, Cave City Fire Department's battalion chief.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2018 7:30:53 PM - SOURCE: WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Jury Convicts Man in Arson That Killed Columbia Assistant Fire Chief
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A federal jury has convicted an Adair County man of deliberately setting a blaze that led to the death of a firefighter. Steve Allen “Boo” Pritchard, 44, was charged with torching his house in order to collect on a $50,000 renter’s insurance policy. The jury in Bowling Green convicted him on a charge of arson that caused a death and mail fraud.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader
Police: Boone County toddler drowns at home
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:05:37 -0700
Police in Kentucky say a toddler has drowned in a backyard swimming pool. Boone County sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Tom Scheben says in a news release 2-year-old Emmitt Lay was pronounced dead Saturday night at a hospital in Florence. The statement says the boy was with other family members at the home in Burlington when he apparently slipped out the rear door and made his way up the ladder to the pool.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 6:05:37 AM - SOURCE: WNKY-TV NBC 40
Firefighters save dog from Bath County house fire
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:01:36 -0700
Firefighters in Bath County saved a dog from a house fire on Wade Drive Friday morning. Salt Lick Fire Department and the Owingsville Fire Department responded to the scene. The fire was contained to one room and put out quickly but there was a lot of smoke, according to fire officials. In searching the home firefighters found a small dog alive, but unresponsive.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 2:01:36 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Estill County paramedic student creates song parody to memorize ALS drugs
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A paramedic student struggling with the memorization of ALS drugs put his musical talent to work and created a song to help him study. Estill County EMT Jouette Harrison, who is currently in paramedic school, said he was having a hard time remembering all of the required information for each advanced life support drugs.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: EMS1
Fire breaks out at Eastern Kentucky Recycling Center
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:11:10 -0700
A fire at Eastern Kentucky Recycling Center on Savoy Clear Creek Road in Williamsburg took much of the day for multiple fire departments to get it under control on Thursday afternoon and caused officials to warn area residents to stay indoors due to the toxic smoke. The fire, which originated in a pile of scrap aluminum at the center in the 300 block of Savoy Clear Creek Road, was called into Whitley County dispatch around 11:45 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 4:11:10 AM - SOURCE: Corbin Times Tribune
Sparked by extreme heat, bottle of water causes fire inside car in Louisville
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:52:42 -0700
In an effort to stay hydrated this summer, many people keep a bottle of water close. But in some cases, that can be a problem. Dioni Amuchastegue, a battery technician on the west coast, recently made a mistake that is now educating people across the country, including right here in Kentuckiana. "Sitting in the truck, I happened to notice some smoke out of the corner of my eye," he said.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 7:52:42 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville

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