Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
Massive fire in Elizabethtown leaves heavy damage to Kentucky Cardinal Inn
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:42:03 -0700
VIDEO: A massive fire at the Kentucky Cardinal Inn motel in Elizabethtown left heavy damage to the building. Elizabethtown Fire's Deputy Chief Everett Roberts said the initial 911 call came in at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters arrived at the scene on East Dixie Avenue four minutes later. After three hours, firefighters had not declared the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 12:42:03 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Kitchen fire damages Louisville auto body repair shop on Bishop Lane
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:59:50 -0700
An auto body repair shop was damaged Tuesday night by fire. Firefighters from several different departments responded around 7:45 p.m. to the business on Bishop Lane, which is between Poplar Level Road and Newburg Road. It took about 15 firefighters around 20 minutes to get the fire under control. A fire spokesman said it started in the kitchen on the stove.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 2:59:50 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Louisville woman accused of setting tent in homeless camp on fire
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:04:17 -0700
A woman is accused of setting a fire to a tent inside a homeless camp. Amber Bredhold, 30, was arrested after Louisville Metro Police Department said "the action showed extreme indifference to the value of human life, creating danger of death or serious physical injury to another". The fire was at 900 West Main Street, according to LMPD.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 11:04:17 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
No injuries reported after fire at apartment building in Jeffersontown
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:53:24 -0700
VIDEO: Fire damaged an apartment building Monday morning in Jeffersontown. Firefighters were called to an apartment building on Breckinridge Lane near Manor Dale around 9 a.m. Investigators believe the fire was caused by an electrical problem. The fire was contained to one apartment, and no injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 9:53:24 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
McCracken County First responders' rapid response during dangerous storm saves lives
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:40:18 -0700
VIDEO: First responders rush toward danger to protect those in its path. Thousands across our area were under threat during a strong storm Thursday that included a tornado. Paducah Fire Chief Steve Kyle says the response Thursday involved careful coordination among all agencies across McCracken County.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 7:40:18 PM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
City of Henderson replacing storm siren
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:17:19 -0700
A downtown emergency warning siren on the City of Henderson’s system will be taken out of service around March 18 while it is being replaced. Henderson Fire Chief Scott Foreman said the siren, located in the middle of the block near First United Methodist Church, was one of the older units in the system.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 8:17:19 PM - SOURCE: Henderson Gleaner
Firefighters respond for active alarm at Bruckheimer ice rink
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 23:06:43 -0700
The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called to the Bruckheimer farm’s ice skating rink at 1039 Taylorsville Road for an active fire alarm called in by the alarm company. Firefighters were dispatched to the ice rink just before midnight Sunday night. A sheriff’s deputy on the scene confirmed that he could smell the odor of overheated electric wiring in the structure.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 11:06:43 PM - SOURCE: Nelson County Gazette
Pedestrian seriously injured when transformer falls, catches fire in Lexington
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:24:02 -0700
A pole holding a bank of transformers snapped and caught fire Thursday afternoon in Lexington, and falling debris seriously injured a pedestrian, according to fire officials. Firefighters were called to the transformer fire in the 300 block of West New Circle Road, near Russell Cave Road, just after 1:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 12:24:02 PM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader
Update: Woman helps rescue baby during fire at Lexington home
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:23:48 -0700
Investigators are looking into what caused a late night fire on Tuesday that destroyed part of a family's home in Pleasure Ridge Park. Firefighters had to pull one person from the burning home. "I saw this black smoke coming out of the bedroom window and I knew it was pretty bad," said Mary Embry. It all happened very quickly for Embry.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 9:23:48 AM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Officials: Tornado hits Kentucky, leaving damage, injury
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A tornado touched down Thursday in Kentucky, leaving some damage and at least one injury, officials said. A state of emergency was declared in a western Kentucky county where the storm spread damage around a 5-square-mile (13-square kilometer) area, knocking down power lines and covering roadways in debris, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sioux City Journal
Marietta: Fire at Gatormade facility shuts down production
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:25:56 -0700
No injuries were reported after a fire at the Gatormade facility broke out around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters from the Shopville-Stab Volunteer Fire Department, Somerset Fire Department and Parkers Mill Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Special Response Team, responded to the factory.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 2:25:56 PM - SOURCE: Commonwealth Journal
Louisville family recovering after house fire
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:09:41 -0700
One family is recovering after a house fire in the 5300 block of Pyrus Lane burned most of their belongings. A neighbor says a woman came to her home Tuesday night asking for help as the fumes were building and her baby was still inside the home. The neighbor said her daughter took a brick, broke one of the windows and they were able to get the baby out of the home.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 10:09:41 AM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Girl surprised with party after classmates ripped up invitations
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:04:58 -0700
A story that started with heartbreak, ended with pure joy for one young girl. Nancy Eddins was excited about her birthday until her party invitations were ripped in front of her by classmates, according to her mother, Stephanie. Her mother claimed Nancy had been bullied before but was crushed that no one would come to celebrate her turning 11.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 11:04:58 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Louisville: Firefighters rescue man from house fire in Pleasure Ridge Park
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 20:01:42 -0700
Firefighters worked to put out a house fire and rescue those inside in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood of Louisville on Tuesday night. Someone called 911 to report the fire around 10:35 p.m., saying someone was trapped in the house in the 5300 block of Pyrus Lane. That’s in a neighborhood off Dixie Highway, between Greenwood Road and West Pages Lane.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2019 8:01:42 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Madisonville woman charged with arson
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:57:07 -0700
A Madisonville woman was arrested this evening in connection to a fire that claimed a house off Graves Street. Madisonville Fire and Police departments responded to the 2 p.m. Feb. 14 blaze. Firefighting crews worked to bring the flames under control that appeared to have started in the front of the unoccupied home along the 300 block.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 3:57:07 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Former firefighter suffering from lung disease receives support in Louisville
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:39:42 -0700
A former Chicago firefighter fighting for his life in Louisville is getting support from local firefighters. Thirteen-year veteran Ernest Ray Jr. is suffering from a lung disease called pulmonary fibrosis, that he said is directly related to the job. "I don't even think about what's going to happen in time.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 11:39:42 AM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Man jailed after trying to steal fire truck from Tazewell/New Tazewell Fire Department
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:08:06 -0700
A Tazewell man remains in jail after he was caught trying to steal a fire truck from the Tazewell/New Tazewell Fire Department. Johnathan Scott Rodriquez, 30, is charged with attempted theft over $250,000, aggravated burglary, and theft under $1,000. A concerned citizen reported that the suspicious male was wearing a camouflage jacket over dark gray sweatpants.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 1:08:06 PM - SOURCE: Middlesboro Daily News
Richmond assesses fire hydrants
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:35:14 -0700
In this year's most recent report for water pressure and fire hydrant efficiency, four unmarked fire hydrants in the city of Richmond are currently inoperable, according to Richmond Utilities General Manager Scott Althauser. "Each year, the city fire department issues reports to assess which hydrants need repairs and which aren't working and they come back with a priority list," Althauser said.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 3:35:14 PM - SOURCE: The Eastern Progress Online
Hundreds of firefighters train, take Dixie Fire School classes over the weekend
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 02:36:58 -0700
Elizabeth town Community and Technical College was converted into a training ground this weekend as hundreds of firefighters from across numerous counties, including Breckenridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington, descended upon the campus to get training on a variety of subjects as part of Dixie Fire School.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 2:36:58 AM - SOURCE: News-Enterprise
Elderly woman killed in Jackson County fire
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 17:40:02 -0800
Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that killed an elderly woman in a Jackson County home Saturday morning. Firefighters say they were called to Morris Lane, off U.S. 421 in Sand Gap, just before 5 a.m. Kentucky State Police say firefighters later found the victim dead inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2019 5:40:02 PM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV

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