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Jim Beam to pay $600,000 fine, will reimburse KY Energy and Envionment Cabinet $112K for July fire

KyForward staff Jim Beam has agreed to pay a $600,000 as a result of environmental damage from the July warehouse fire in Woodford County. Image captured from WKYt video The fire, which was believed to have been caused by a lightning strike, destroyed a warehouse and contaminated parts of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers.  Jim Beam has also agreed to reimburse the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet...

Two Jim Beam bourbon warehouses in Woodford County catch fire, one completely destroyed

KyForward staff State and national news organizations are reporting a major fire at two Jim Beam bourbon barrel warehouses on McCracken Pike in Woodford County near the Franklin County line. Image captured from WKYT video Officials are reporting that the fire started in one warehouse and spread to the other. Cause was apparently a lightning strike at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bluegrass Emergency Response...

Keven Moore: Deadly Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire underscores importance of fire safety codes

Ghost Ship manager interviewed on national news. The fire that killed 36 people in the two-story warehouse-turned-artist  collective haven nicknamed the “Ghost Ship” and also underground dance party site is turning out to be one of the deadliest in recent history. Such catastrophes underscore the importance of fire safety codes which have helped turn such mass causality occurrences into rare...