Content Tagged 'tornado'

UPDATE: Morgan Co. Judge-Executive Pleads Guilty To Fraud
Tim Conley of Morgan County was hailed by many as a hero for leading the rebuilding efforts in West Liberty after it was devastated by a tornado two years ago. Conley stood before a federal judge Tuesday and admitted that he used that tragedy for his own personal gain. Video Video
Morgan County leader pleads guilty to kickbacks
The top elected official in an Appalachian county devastated by a 2012 tornado has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge stemming from a scheme to steer work to a construction contractor in exchange for hefty kickbacks.
Rebuilding West Liberty
Two years after a tornado ripped through West Liberty, the city is rebuilding. But this time, the city is hoping for more of an energy-efficient future. Video Video
Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges
Kenneth Gambill and his wife, Ruth, have pled guilty to charges of helping to rig construction bids in the aftermath of a devastating tornado that tore through West Liberty in 2012.
Possible Tornado in Henderson Co.
The National Weather Service is investigating a possible tornado that touched down in Henderson County.
Strong To Severe Storms Possible Sunday
A number of strong to severe storms will be possible on Sunday, with cooler weather to follow for the workweek. Video Video
New Energy-Efficient Homes Will Help West Liberty Tornado Victims
Two years after a deadly, destructive tornado, more help is on the way to West Liberty. The Clinton Global Initiative announced a plan to spend almost $8 million to build 52 housing units for people displaced by the storm. Video Video
Finding The Safest Location From A Tornado In Any Home
Every home is different, but these simple steps can help determine the safest place in your home to take shelter during a tornado. Video Video
Courthouse Dedication Ceremony In Morgan County
A county devastated by a tornado two years ago is putting the final touches on a new courthouse which will stand as a symbol of recovery.
The Dangers Of Straight-Line Winds
A large number of Kentucky counties experienced damage from Tuesday's storms, but it wasn't caused by tornadoes. Video Video
Storm Barrels Through Southeastern Kentucky
A strong storm barreling through southeastern Kentucky has damaged homes and businesses and left power customers in the dark, but no injuries have been reported.
Madison Co. Tornado Sirens Sound By Mistake, Causing Confusion
Although the skies were bright and sunny Wednesday in Madison County, people could hear emergency sirens alerting them of potential danger.
Remembering Masterson Station Tornado
Ten years ago an F-3 tornado ripped through the Masterson Station Subdivision in Lexington. Video Video
Storm Tosses Camper Around With Woman Inside
The anniversary of the devastating tornado that flattened most of West Liberty was this past March. Video Video
West Liberty Doughboy Returns to Post
The doughboy is a statue of a World War I solider that stood outside the Morgan County Courthouse. It was ripped from its pedestal and broken into several pieces during the tornado. Video Video
Tornado Tosses Barn in Bourbon County
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in north Bourbon County Saturday. Video Video
U.S. Tornadoes Kill 16 In Arkansas, 1 In Oklahoma
Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.
Tornado Sirens Tested In Boyle County
The Boyle County Emergency Management Director said almost all of the tornado sirens are working after testing them this afternoon.
Technology Advances Since Super Tornado Outbreak
40 years ago on Thursday, an outbreak of tornadoes covered over two thousand miles of terrain in 13 states, including the Bluegrass. Four people were killed in Frankfort. The community gathered there at a local theatre to watch two documentaries that feature the 1974 “Super Outbreak.” Video Video
Elementary School in West Liberty Reopens
An elementary school ravaged by a massive tornado in 2012 has reopened its doors to students and faculty.
Confusion Over Outdoor Warning Sirens
After sirens went off during Sunday's severe weather, some residents didn't know what type of severe weather to expect. Video Video
Nicholasville Man Helps with Storm Damage
A Nicholasville man is heading to Illinois to help with clean-up for Sunday’s storms. This is not the first time Chris Ardery is helping in a time of need. Video Video
Severe Storms Possible Sunday
Two rounds of showers and storms are expected Sunday, with the second round likely reaching severe levels.
Judge Executive Accused Of Taking Kickbacks Released On Bond
Morgan County Judge executive is accused of asking for and taking kickbacks for projects in his tornado ravaged community.
Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Kentucky
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Kentucky Monday evening.
KY Storms Blamed In Five Deaths
The Kentucky death toll is five after the weekend storms.
Family Buys Storm Shelter After Scare
An eastern Kentucky family installed a storm shelter at their house after having to take shelter 5 miles during a tornado warning. Video Video
NWS: Tornado Touchdown in Taylor County
The National Weather Service in Louisville said a tornado touched down in Taylor County.
Remembering The Super Outbreak Of 1974
April third and fourth are two days that stand out in weather history.
Pre-Christmas Tornado Touches Down In Harrison County
A National Weather Service Meteorologist looked at storm damage, and reported an EF-1 Tornado touched down in Harrison County, just days before Christmas Video Video
Oklahoma Donations Being Collected in Mt. Sterling
Churches in Mt. Sterling are collecting items for families affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
Tornado Siren Fails During Test
Kentucky's Emergency Managment Center said a warning system at Bondurant Middle School in Franklin County did not sound during a test Tuesday.
Tornado Confirmed In Pulaski County
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pulaski County on Sunday, March 24.
Kentucky First Responders Helping Colleagues In Oklahoma
“Those first responders are working non-stop,” Lexington Police Sergeant Jonathan Bastin said about the Oklahoma crews. “So for them to take a chance to cut the tree that's fallen into their garage, they don't have two hours to go do that.” Video Video
Indiana Town Remembers Tornado
Kentucky native and double amputee Stephanie Decker joined in remembering the tornadoes in her home of Henryville, Indiana on Saturday. Video Video
ABC-36 Teaming Up With American Red Cross To Help Oklahoma
The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with ABC-36 and other media outlets to help those affected by the Oklahoma tornado. Video Video
Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday
As part of Severe Weather Awareness Month, the Lexington Division of Emergency Management will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 10:07 AM Tuesday, March 5th.
West Liberty To Get Its Doughboy Back
West Liberty is about to get its doughboy back. Video Video
Siren Fails To Sound During Statewide Test
Kentucky's Emergency Management Center said a warning system at Bondurant Middle School in Franklin County did not work.
As West Liberty Comes Back Together; So Does Its Landmark
The March 2nd, 2012 tornado destroyed the town's WWI Memorial. Two Sculptors felt compelled Video Video
Lexington First Responders Return From Oklahoma
A group of Lexington's finest left with volunteers to help first responders rebuild in Moore, Oklahoma. They returned Thursday morning. Video Video
Bluegrass Red Cross Raises $130,000 For Tornado Victims
The Bluegrass Chapter of the Red Cross has raised more than $130,000 to help victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Tornado Hits Logan County
The National Weather Service says an EF-2 Tornado touched down in the Adairville community. Video Video
West Liberty Comes Together for Memorial
Hundreds gathered at the Morgan County High School for a day of remembrance, a year after the devastating tornado hit West Liberty. Video Video
Kentuckians Sending Help To Oklahoma
Two volunteers are being sent to Oklahoma in an emergency response vehicle from the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. Video Video
When Severe Weather Threatens, Personal Experience Guides Superintendent
Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton survived two tornados Video Video
Salyersville Church Breaks Ground Following Tornado Destruction
Saint Luke's in Salyersville was completely destroyed in the March Tornadoes. On Sunday parishioners broke ground on a new church. Video Video
New Weather Warnings To Highlight Storm Impacts
The National Weather Service is now using impact statements to describe potential effects of dangerous storms. Video Video
Richmond Church To Hold Special Mass For Tornado Victims
St. Mark Catholic Church in Richmond is holding a special mass Tuesday night to pray for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
Preparing For Severe Weather
Severe weather season has arrived. Make sure your family has a safety plan and a way to receive weather watches and warnings. Video Video
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