Kentucky Tornado Death Toll Climbs to 20; Daniels Declares Emergency in S. Indiana

State officials say 20 people are now confirmed dead from Friday’s tornado outbreak that tore through communities across Kentucky. More than 300 are injured. Gov. Steve Beshear and other officials toured the devastation Saturday. “The scope and magnitude of devastation in some of our communities is unlike anything I have ever seen,” Beshear said. “I’ve […]

Kentucky Tornado Death Toll Rises; Beshear Deploys National Guard

The death toll in Kentucky from Friday’s tornado outbreak is now at least twelve. Fatalities have been recorded in Menifee, Kenton, Laurel and Morgan counties and more than two hundred people have been injured statewide. Governor Steve Beshear has declared a statewide state of emergency, clearing the way for local officials to seek state disaster […]

Guard Unit Returning To Louisville Under Iraq Drawdown

Nearly 50 Kentucky National Guard troops are due to arrive in Louisville tomorrow after a three-month stint in Iraq. Guard Captain Stephen Martin says the returning soldiers are members of the 198th Military Police Battalion. “This is part of the drawdown and transferring the military portion of the mission over there to civilian agencies and […]

Jill Biden Cancels Trip to Louisville

Scheduling conflicts have forced Jill Biden to cancel her trip to Louisville today.  She was scheduled to make an appearance at the first-ever “USO Home front Concert” tonight at the KFC Yum Center. The free concert is for military families and the volunteers who support them. It’s a joint effort of the USO and the Kentucky National Guard. […]

Flooding Fears Lead to Evacuation in Western Kentucky

Flooding concerns led to the evacuation of about 3,800 people from three western Kentucky cities on Tuesday. Kentucky National Guard Sgt. Cornell Marvin, a spokesman for the Kentucky division of emergency management, said most people have sought shelter with family members, but about 37 residents are spread out between four shelters. Marvin said two additional shelters are on stand-by in case further evacuations are needed. The cities affected are Hickman, along the Mississippi River in Fulton County, and the Livingston County cities of Ledbetter and Smithland, along the Ohio.

Additional information from the Associated Press.

Kentucky Soldiers Teach Afghan Farmers Modern Techniques

Some Kentucky soldiers in Afghanistan are working with farmers there on ways to improve their agricultural and business techniques. An Agribusiness Development Team from the Kentucky National Guard has been operating there since August. The team’s commander, Col. Mike Farley, says a big part of the mission is to help update methods for Afghan farmers. […]

Kentucky Guard Troops To Receive Giant Holiday Card, Greetings

From WFPL’s Haley Hart Visitors to downtown Louisville over the next few days can sign a giant holiday greeting card for Kentucky National Guard troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world. Guard Adjutant General Edward Tonini says the gesture is appreciated. “The reaction has just been astounding. I mean, this is […]