Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News
3 dead in early morning fire in Boyle County
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:07:50 -0700
Authorities say three relatives have died in a house fire in Kentucky. News outlets report that firefighters in Boyle County were called to the blaze along Highway 1108 at around 4:15 a.m. Saturday. Advertisement Firefighters found three bodies after the fire was extinguished. Firefighters say the victims were related.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 3:07:50 AM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Lyndon firefighters remember mentor, friend and chief who died Friday
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:46:13 -0700
Saturday afternoon, it was cool and rainy outside Lyndon Fire Department. Inside, however, it was warmer as chili cooked on the stove and firefighters swapped warm memories of a fallen friend. "He just had these jowls, whenever he would talk to you, they'd get to shaking if he was mad," said Maj. Jeremy Leffler with a smile.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 6:46:13 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
One dead after house fire in Lexington
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:52:17 -0700
Fire killed an elderly man in Lexington early Saturday morning. According to the fire department, two people were home at the time when the fire broke out around 2 AM on Huntsville Drive near Living Word Christian Center. One man made it out safely, but firefighters found the other man dead inside.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 10:52:17 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Zoneton Fire Protection rescues 2 deer from flooded basement
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:38:05 -0700
The Zoneton Fire Protection District rescued two trapped deer from a flooded basement under construction on Sunday. People watch as rescue workers approach the two deer. Around 1 p.m., the ZFPD was dispatched to a house under construction on New Christman Lane, off of Zoneton Road. The deer were trapped inside, with no way to get out.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 7:38:05 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
Convicted Former Crofton Firefighter Released On Bond
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:18:38 -0700
The former Crofton fire chief convicted of arson last month will be released on bond after a hearing in Christian Circuit Court Friday morning. Jeremy Marlar’s attorney, Rick Boling informed Judge John Atkins the $25,000 bond had been paid by Marlar’s wife. Boling also wanted to squash all rumors that he had contributed money to Marlar’s wife for her husband’s bond.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 1:18:38 PM - SOURCE: WKDZ-FM 106.5 Real Country
Coroner's office responds to deadly fire in Jackson County
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:53:10 -0700
The Jackson County Coroner's Office says it has been notified of a deadly fire. A deputy coroner is heading to the scene, which is on U.S. 421 near the Clover Bottom Rock Quarry. The coroner was notified of the fire Thursday morning. It is unknown how many were inside the home at the time of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 10:53:10 AM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV
Somerset EMS given Homeland Security grant to buy heart monitor
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:12:18 -0700
The city of Somerset is one of 50 grant recipients from Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), receiving $31,000 for the purchase of a heart monitor for Somerset-Pulaski EMS. Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler said EMS and the city greatly appreciated the grant. "This will be a tremendous benefit for patients," he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 10:12:18 PM - SOURCE: Commonwealth Journal
LaRue County Schools launches simple active shooter tool that could save lives
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:38:37 -0700
His day job is assistant principal of LaRue County High School. But on Thursday night, Eric Allen's job was very different. Wrapped in multiple T-shirts and a hoodie, with a protective mask on his face and a gun with non-lethal ammo in his hand, Allen played the role of pretend active shooter in a drill.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 7:38:37 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Hester College community remembers fire: 20 years after
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:44:15 -0700
On Sept. 18, 1998 at 2:38 a.m., a fire broke out on the fourth floor of Hester Hall. Less than an hour after the fire began, Michael Minger, sophomore from Niceville, Florida, was pronounced dead at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital at 3:22 a.m. Five other students were injured during the fire. At the time of the fire, Tim Clements was on the fourth floor of Hester, just down the hall from Minger.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 8:44:15 AM - SOURCE: Murray State News
Firefighters Battle Blaze in Daviess County
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:45:45 -0700
Fire crews in Daviess County are battling a blaze at an old motel off U.S. 60-W. At 10:40 p.m., the structure was ablaze along the 6500 block. The motel is abandoned and there are no reported injuries related the fire. It is unknown how the fire started. Stanley and Sorgho Fire departments in addition to crews from Daviess County Fire Department responded to the scene this evening.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 3:45:45 AM - SOURCE: Surf KY News
Hendron volunteer firefighters: Visible address signs crucial during emergencies
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:06:49 -0700
Can the pizza man find your address? That’s the question one local fire department is asking, because if he can’t, chances are first responders can’t either. That could cost you your life in an emergency. Hendron volunteer firefighters are leading an effort to make sure they know where you live. They’re looking for address markers that are larger and visible from a distance.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 3:06:49 AM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
Louisville Metro Emergency service officials discuss response to flash flooding
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:53:48 -0700
Louisville Metro emergency service officials addressed the city’s response to flash flooding after the two-hour event on Sept. 8. during a Tuesday press conference. Louisville Metro Public Services Chief Doug Hamilton conveyed the city’s condolences to the family and friends of Abdinasir Siyat, a taxi driver who drowned that night after driving his car into a flooded viaduct at 13th and West Oak streets.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 12:53:48 PM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
Region: First responders to get new equipment thanks to homeland security grants
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:00:48 -0700
Some local first responders will be getting new equipment thanks to homeland security grants. Governor Matt Bevin announced Tuesday that 50 grant recipients will receive nearly $3 million under Kentucky’s 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program. Money from the grants will be used to buy law enforcement, fire, and emergency services equipment to counter threats of terrorism in the Commonwealth.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 12:00:48 PM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV Local 6
Bowling Green Fire Department raises over $24,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:39:31 -0700
The boot has been filled and the dollars counted. In a check presentation this morning, the Bowling Green Fire Department revealed $20,466.08 were raised during this year’s Fill the Boot fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “We’ve been partnering with the fire departments for a long time,” Kelly Markert, the Development Coordinator for MDA says.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 10:39:31 AM - SOURCE: WNKY-TV NBC 40
Grand jury indicts Lexington man firefighters call a serial arsonist
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:22:11 -0700
A man firefighters say set multiple fires and put lives in danger was indicted Monday by a grand jury. Robert Bruce Stevens is facing 19 felony and two misdemeanor charges including multiple arson and burglary charges. Fire officials say they believe Stevens set 12 fires on Goodloe and Warnock streets over a 10-month period, starting in September 2017 until his arrest in July 2018.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 10:22:11 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Vacant house fire under investigation in Crofton
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:06:09 -0700
A home that burned Tuesday morning on East Princeton Street in Crofton is under investigation. No one was living in the home said Crofton Firefighters, adding the fire destroyed the home. State fire investigators have been called to the scene
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 3:06:09 PM - SOURCE: Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
Bluegrass Parkway reopened hours after vehicle fire in Woodford Co.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700
All lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway are open following a vehicle fire near the Kentucky River in Woodford County. A driver of a semi truck noticed some smoke coming out of the trailer 10 p.m. Monday. The driver pulled over and noticed the trailer was on fire. The driver stopped under the Scotts Ferry Road overpass and disconnected the trailer from the tractor.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYT
Louisville-area firefighters deployed to North Carolina rescue hundreds in wake of Florence
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:23:21 -0700
Louisville-area firefighters deployed to North Carolina rescue hundreds of people in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The Jefferson County Fire Special Operations team, made up of men and women from Louisville area fire departments were deployed to North Carolina on Wednesday. They’ve been stationed in Pinebluff, a rural area about two and-a-half hours from the coast.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2018 8:23:21 PM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
Park Hills Fire Department Awarded Federal Grant
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:07:03 -0700
The Park Hills Fire Department received a grant worth $97,800 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters program. Fire Chief John Rigney said the money will be used to replace fourteen self-contained breathing apparatus. The grant was applied for last year and the process is extremely competitive, Rigney said.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2018 1:07:03 PM - SOURCE: River City News
Husky rescued after getting stuck in culvert in Johnson County
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A husky had to be rescued after getting stuck in a culvert. The W.R. Castle Fire & Rescue was called out to a house on Sadler Drive in Johnson County, Kentucky because a dog was trapped inside a 12-inch culvert. The family said their 8-month-old husky had crawled about 90 to 100 feet inside the culvert.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wsaz.com

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