Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Jim Beam thanks firefighters who put out Versailles County warehouse blaze
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:41:02 -0700
Jim Beam has written an open letter to some newspapers to thank firefighters for battling a fire that recently burned down a storage warehouse in Kentucky. The producer of the world’s best-selling bourbon writes that it regrets the environmental impact of the fire. Beam officials say they’re working with state and local authorities to “restore the natural environment” near the warehouse that was destroyed when a lightning strike triggered the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 2:41:02 AM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
Follow Up: Erlanger County Fire/EMS converts to full-time staff for first time in its 115 years
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Derek Mayfield’s dream has come true. “I did a ride along with them and I was hooked,” said Erlanger’s newest full-time firefighter/paramedic. “Instantly I knew. Here I am four years later.” It was an historic occasion when Mayfield and Ray Embry took their oaths two weeks ago. It’s the first time in its 115-year history that Erlanger Fire/EMS is made up entirely of full-time firefighters – 32 to be exact.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCPO- TV 9 News
Gott Fire Department plans to build second fire station near Kentucky Transpark
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Gott Fire Department has plans to build a second fire station to better serve residents of its coverage area, particularly housing developments near Kentucky Transpark. Jason Duckett, chief of the volunteer fire department, said there’s been a great deal of development near the transpark in the last few years, prompting demand from residents for a fire station closer to them.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Daily News
Update: Fluorescent light sparked fire that destroyed Louisville County strip mall
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:42:59 -0700
VIDEO: Officials have released the cause of a fire that destroyed several businesses in a strip mall in the St. Matthews area last month. According to Louisville fire officials, it was sparked by an electrical issue at Simply Mac. St. Matthews area strip mall likely a total loss, officials say Electrical fire tears through St.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 12:42:59 PM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
With Eight New Hires, Erlanger Fire Department Now Fully Full-Time
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 02:22:43 -0700
The Erlanger Fire Department is now entirely full-time. Eight new firefighter/EMTs were sworn in at this month's city council meeting. Among the new hires are Ryle Bridley, Ray Embry, Jake Schultz, Whitney Williams-Farrell, Derek Mayfield, Trent Stolz, Brandon Weeks, and Trevor Woodcock. Fire Chief Todd Whitaker determined that the department would make a fiscally responsible choice by hiring more full-time firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 2:22:43 AM - SOURCE: River City News
Madisonville County firefighters extinguish blaze
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:19:00 -0700
Madisonville Fire Department crews responded to a house fire at the 200 block of Annex Street 7:14 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 16 minutes and arrived on scene in four minutes. As engines arrived, MFD Assistant Chief Calvert Adam noted smoke was showing from the eves of the dwelling.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 10:19:00 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Investigators search for cause of fire at playground in Okolona
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Police are investigating after a fire destroyed a JCPS playground in Okolona. The fire was started Thursday morning at Blake elementary on Bonaventure Boulevard near Blue Lick Road. There were no injuries. JCPS officials believe the fire was arson, but how it started is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLKY-TV 36 CBS News
No injuries after crash sends SUV into Lexington business
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Clean-up is underway at a Lexington business after a vehicle crashed into a building. The wreck happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and High Street. An employee at the business, an architectural firm, tells WKYT this is the third time in thirty years this has happened to them.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT CBS News
House fire in Morgantown leaves one person dead
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:37:54 -0700
According to Kentucky State Police a deadly house fire leaves one person deceased in Morgantown. On July 10, 2019 at approximately 3:43 PM The Kentucky State Police Post in Bowling Green was contacted by the Butler County Dispatch in regards to a fatal residential fire at 266 Granny’s Rockhouse Road in Butler County.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2019 6:37:54 PM - SOURCE: WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Jim Beam to face fines after fire leads to massive fish kill
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Jim Beam will be fined following the July 2 fire at their warehouse in Woodford County that contaminated a nearby creek creating a "severe" fish kill in sections of the Kentucky River. John Mura with Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet confirmed the fine Wednesday morning. "There is a penalty and we will be assessing the whole incident and I am sure we will be issuing a notice of violation," said Mura.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBTX-TV 3 News
Car hits Lexington fire truck in 3rd wreck involving emergency vehicles
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Lexington fire truck responding to a call was hit on Nicholasville Road Wednesday morning, injuring a driver and disrupting traffic. The crash occurred around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Nicholasville Road and Malabu Drive intersection. Vehicles remained in the intersection more than an hour after the collision.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald Leader
Modern homes burn faster than older ones; here's why
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Addressing the media from the scene of a condo fire in Fern Creek, Fire Chief Mike Schmidt said this: “Today’s construction burns much faster than older homes. Newer construction is going to burn much quicker and easier due to the light weight of it.” He’s right. Here’s why. The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute did an in-depth research and simulation project, where they created mock-ups of a modern living room and a legacy living room, with corresponding furniture in each.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHAS- TV 11 ABC News
3-alarm fire destroys condos in Louisville
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 21:14:53 -0700
VIDEO: Crews extinguished a three-alarm fire Monday at a condo complex in the Fern Creek neighborhood. The fire broke out in the 10000 block of Clyde Moore Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. Fern Creek Fire Chief Mike Schmidt said there was no sprinkler system in the building. Forty-five firefighters from six departments showed up and got the fire under control in one hour.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2019 9:14:53 PM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Five get out of home safely, cat rescued in Lexington house fire
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Firefighters in Lexington say quick-thinking helped them knock down a house fire that could potentially have been much worse. Firefighters were called to a home on Appian Way near the intersection of Centre Parkway on a report of a fire in the bedroom. Crews say five people were in the home but had evacuated safely by the time they arrived.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT-TV Newsroom
Firefighters battle blaze, heat at Hopkins County landfill
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 06:27:36 -0700
PHOTO: Firefighters from two agencies are battling a blaze in hot, humid July weather in White Plains. A fire at the Hopkins County Regional Landfill was called in around 3 p.m. White Plains Fire Department was assisted by Nortonville and South Hopkins fire departments at 419 Claude Young Road. Landfill equipment including two bulldozers and a water truck are being used to assist the fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2019 6:27:36 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Louisville man accused of setting fires to exits of occupied home
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 08:52:34 -0700
A man was arrested on charges that he intentionally set fire to the home of his ex-girlfriend. Kevin A. Madison, 61, of Louisville, is charged with one count of arson and five counts of wanton endangerment. The fire happened at 4:30 a.m. July 4 at a home in the 2900 block of Rodman Street. Madison intentionally set fire to the front and back doors of occupied home, according to the arrest report.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2019 8:52:34 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV 3 NBC Louisville
Louisville's Grade Lane fire station will stay open amid budget crisis
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 18:44:49 -0700
Louisville Fire’s station at Grade Lane will stay open after all. It was among the many public safety entities on the chopping block as Mayor Greg Fischer and city leaders have been trying to solve the budget crisis. Instead of closing the Grade Lane station, the department will add what is called a quint to Engine Company 11 at 1025 Rubel Ave.
- PUB DATE: 7/3/2019 6:44:49 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Decision on extinguishing Jim Beam fire in Woodford County a 'day or two' away
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The fire that destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with aging bourbon in Kentucky continued to burn Thursday as officials said the decision on whether to extinguish is still a day or two away. Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler said in a telephone interview the only thing left burning is ethanol fumes.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lexington Harold Leader
Major fire burns 2 Jim Beam bourbon warehouses in Woodford County
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Multiple crews are on the scene of a major fire at a bourbon warehouse facility. Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler tells WKYT two barrel warehouses at a Jim Beam aging facility caught fire around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The facility is on McCracken Pike, near the Franklin County line.
- PUB DATE: 7/3/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT CBS News
East Daviess fire station struck by lightning
Tue, 02 Jul 2019 20:46:58 -0700
The Daviess County Fire Department fire station on Kentucky 54 was struck by lightning Tuesday evening and caught fire, forcing firefighters out of the building and into temporary quarters. The fire was extinguished, but East Station firefighters will be moving into another facility for the time being.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2019 8:46:58 PM - SOURCE: Messenger-Inquirer

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