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LG&E, KY Utilities, KY Power, Duke Energy crews head south to help with hurricane power outages

(Note: Weather updated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday) Crews from Louisville Gas & Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Kentucky Power are on their way to Florida to help with any outages that may result from Hurricane Dorian. The storm is headed to the southeast coast and residents are bracing for the worst. The crews from Kentucky will help with expected power outages wherever the storm makes landfall. The...

Better Business Bureau reminding Kentuckians to use caution in contracting repairs after recent storms

The Better Business Bureau is urging Central and Eastern Kentucky home and business owners who suffered property damage and flooding issues from this weekend’s severe storms to research what companies they hire to help rebuild and repair damage. “Disastrous events like the winds and heavy rains that hit the area can act as a magnet for out-of-town contractors to come offering their services. Some...

When all ‘hail’ breaks loose, here are some tips from AAA for recovering from storm damage

The area will continue to be impacted by strong winds with the potential for more flooding. A storm’s impact can cause damage to vehicles and homes, bringing headaches for homeowners and renters alike.   Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average flood claim...

Storms damage several Kentucky state prisons; visitation canceled at state penitentiary Thursday

Severe storms ripped through the state Wednesday causing damage to seven of Kentucky’s 12 state prisons. Torrential rain and wind was to blame for the severe damage. The facilities hit the hardest were Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) and Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC) in Lyon County, and Blackburn Correctional Complex (BCC) in Lexington. The roof of the gym at Kentucky State Penitentiary...

Farm Bureau urges consumers to take care when hiring contractors after storm damage

Many homeowners impacted by the series of strong storms that have swept through Kentucky this month are now in need of contractors to repair damaged homes or clean up fallen debris. Selecting the right one to do the job can be the tricky part. Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company urges its members and all Kentuckians to seek out reputable, local contractors for any home repair project. When...