Beshear Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking a federal disaster declaration. Beshear is touring western Kentucky today to review storm damage, and a presidential declaration could make federal relief funds available. “Obviously some of the damage is unknown, yet, because we won’t know […]

Beshear, Whitfield Discuss Flood Damage

by Angela Hatton and Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield is on a tour of western Kentucky counties affected by flooding and storms. The Congressman visited Calloway County this morning and spoke with Murray Mayor Bill Wells about severe damage from Monday night’s storms. Whitfield says they also spoke about federal grants […]

River Likely to Top 33 Feet Friday

Heavy rain tomorrow is expected to exacerbate flooding in Louisville, but the full effects won’t be seen until later in the week. National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan says rain will fall off and on tonight  and pickup tomorrow shortly after sunrise. It will continue throughout the day, bringing enough water to raise the Ohio […]

Ohio River Holding Three Feet Above Flood Stage

Metro Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says he expects the river to stay at 26 feet for the next three or four days, even though slightly more rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.

“Were still in a holding patter, we are operating 14 flood pumping plants. They’re doing their job, they’re pumping this rainwater that is hitting the city into the river; and there are no reports of flooding behind the walls or the levee.”