Content Tagged 'winter'

State Snow, Ice Costs Climb To $68 Million This Winter
A winter season punctuated by a polar vortex, sub-zero temperatures, and nasty snow and crippling ice storms created more than a traveling nuisance for Kentucky residents.
Snow Days Bill Heads to Governor's Desk
A bill relaxing Kentucky's school attendance laws is awaiting Gov. Steve Beshear's signature.
Winter Jam 2014 Coming to Lexington
NewSong's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is making its way to Lexington, featuring top names in contemporary Christian music.
Ky. Lawmakers Looking to Resolve Snow Days Issue
Kentucky's harsh winter has state lawmakers scrambling to give relief to school districts faced with making up lost days due to snow and ice.
Proposal Addresses Make Up Time for Ky Schools
House and Senate negotiators have put together a draft proposal to give relief to Kentucky school districts struggling to make up lost days this winter.
Lexington Zumba Fundraiser For Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been operating above capacity this winter and the price of this harsh season is catching up with them. To help cover the costs, a volunteer led a Zumba fundraiser. Video Video
Several Flights Delayed At Blue Grass Airport
Several departures and arrivals were delayed Sunday afternoon at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. The flights were to and from Charlotte, Detroit, Chicago, Orlando, Punta Gorda and Dallas.
Road Crews Not Waiting Around For Storm
Lexington Road Crews said they’re not waiting around for this storm to hit before they start clearing the streets – they’re getting to work now. Video Video
UPDATE: KY Juniors To Make Up ACT Exam March 18th
The Department of Education has announced a makeup date for last Tuesday's ACT Exam.
KU Bringing In Extra Crews For Ice Storm
Kentucky Utilities are bringing in extra crews to help with the storm. Video Video
Generator Safety Tips During Power Loss
If your power goes out during the ice storm, experts offer advice on how to staying safe inside your home. Video Video
Crews Hope to Keep Customers with Power
Power crews are hoping to avoid a repeat of 2003 and 2009 by boosting resources early. Video Video
KU Learning From Past Storms
Mayor Gray said Lexington is more prepared. He said these storms don’t happen often but when they do, he said the city learns from the experience. Video Video
Lexington Prepares for March Ice Storm
Mayor Jim Gray said in a press conference today that Lexington is ready for the looming ice storm, with extra crews on standby. The inclement weather has also caused city to announce a two-hour delay for its government offices on Monday.
Lexington Prepares For Latest Winter Storm
City leaders update on us road conditions, and how they will keep us safe Video Video
Winter Heating Tip
Want to save a little on your heating bill? Give this trick a shot.
City Of Lexington On 2 Hour Delay Thursday
The City of Lexington will operate on a two hour delay Thursday because of the winter weather.
Rock Salt Shortage Across Bluegrass
After weeks of putting down salt on the streets, road crews said they’re running out of rock salt. Scott County Road Maintenance Director J.R. Brandenberg said the shortage is nationwide. Video Video
Local Businesses: Weather Doesn’t Deter Valentine’s Day Plans
Lexington business owners we talked to seemed confident that their sales wouldn’t go down this Valentine's Day, despite the threat for more snow in the bluegrass. Video Video
Winter Months Can Cause Major Depression
Colder days and less daylight can lead to serious medical issues, according to psychiatrists. Video Video
Salt Shortage Hurting Small Businesses
Small companies who clear business parking lots and sidewalks during the winter said they are feeling the pinch of a nationwide salt shortage. Video Video
Lexington Coat Drive Giving Extra Relief to Those Most Affected by Cold Temps
On Wednesday, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office announced its Winter Care Program is growing and will be holding a citywide coat drive.
Lexington Road Crews Ask For Help Finding Potholes
After weeks of plowing and salting, potholes are covering many roads in Lexington. The streets department is now asking for the public's help in finding the holes that need to be replaced.
Road Crews Keeping Up With Winter Weather
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said it’s spent $27 million dollars on snow and ice removal so far this winter season. Video Video
The Difficulty Of Forecasting An Ice Storm
Perfectly forecasting an ice storm days in advance is nearly impossible. Just a small change in the track of a storm can make a big difference. Video Video
Several Injury-Accidents On Lexington's Slick Roads
The icy roads kept Lexington police busy Sunday. Officers worked seven injury-accidents and fifteen non-injury accidents from midnight to 5:30 p.m. Video Video
Temperatures Drop, Firewood Sales Climb
As temperatures hold steady below zero, some companies said firewood sales have doubled this winter. Lexington Tree Services said compared to last year, they are selling twice as much firewood this season. Video Video
Lexington Charities In Need After Harsh Winter
Due to higher utility bills and higher demand for their services, Lexington charities need more help. Video Video
Safety on the Streets
Police officers say drivers need to be prepared for anything to happen on the roadways with these bitter cold temperatures. Video Video
Ice Could Cause Road and Power Problems
Kentucky Utilities said it has a close on the sky because sleet and ice are much more of an issue than heavy snow. Video Video
Colder Weather Arriving Soon
Scattered showers will come to an end this evening, but a cold front brings more rain and cold weather Sunday afternoon. Video Video
Winter Driving Tips
Here's what you need to know to stay accident-free on Wednesday Video Video
Next Winter Storm Approaching
Our next winter storm is approaching and could cause problem for some as we ring in 2013. Video Video
Wind Chills Headed Back to 0°
We will only be a degree or two warmer on Wednesday morning compared to Tuesday morning. Long-term, there is a warm-up on the way. Video Video
City: Lexington Salt Supplies Solid
Lexington leaders say the city has 4,500 tons of salt on hand, and more on the way.
Fayette County Public Schools Cancel All Weekend Activities
All Fayette County Public Schools-sponsored after school, evening and weekend activities are canceled due to the weather.
Winter Returns After Sunday's Heavy Rain
Heavy rain will continue to push further east this evening. As we begin to dry out, much colder air will move in. Video Video
Public Service Commission Predicts Lower Natural Gas Bills
The state Public Service Commission said Wednesday that the cost of natural gas at the beginning of the winter season is expected to be the lowest in a decade.
Cool, Windy, & Wet Start To The Work Week
The start of the work week will feature mostly cloudy skies, rain and snow at times, blustery north winds, and cool temperatures. Video Video
Be Better Prepared For Winter Weather
The first flakes of the season serve as a reminder to get your winter weather disaster kit ready to go. Video Video
Slightly Warmer For Friday, But Still Below Average
Temperatures will start to climb on Friday, but we will still not make it to our seasonal averages. Another round of snow is possible this weekend. Video Video
Accumulating Snow Sets Stage for Slick Monday Morning Commute
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. Snow showers are putting down light accumulations and a slick morning commute is expected across central Kentucky. Video Video
Wintry Mix to Ring in 2013
A wintry mix of precipitation will arrive just in time for the clock to switch from 2012 to 2013. Video Video
Winter-Like Weather For First Week Of Spring
Spring arrived Wednesday morning, but temperatures continue to drop. Video Video
Lexington Fire Dept.: Stay Safe When Using Winter Heating Devices
The Lexington Fire Department is reminding families to stay safe when heating their homes this winter.
State Workers Face Off In Annual 'Roadeo' In Lexington
State workers, who handle 12 counties, competed Tuesday in an equipment 'Roadeo' in Fayette County. Video Video
Winter Weather Returns
Rain will switch over to snow in many locations this afternoon, with many areas seeing accumulations. Video Video
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