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Bourbon County Family in Pigeon Forge During Wildfires

A Central Kentucky family is thankful they made it out of East Tennessee during the wildfires.

UPDATE: Gatlinburg Relief Fund Set Up For Online Donations

In the wake of wildfires that forced the evacuation of people in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and surrounding areas, several Kentucky groups have begun gathering food and supplies to send to the affected areas.

Lexington Businesses Collect Donations for Tennessee Fire Victims

Many Kentuckians spend time in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and other parts of east Tennessee, and some Lexington businesses say they just have to do something.

UPDATE: Another death confirmed in Tennessee wildfires

A Tennessee mayor is confirming another fatality in the wildfires that swept through the Great Smoky Mountains, raising the death toll to four.

UPDATE: KY Div. of Forestry: Fires Decreased in State

The Kentucky Division of Forestry says that fires in the Southeast Region have decreased to a point that local resources will be able to manage them through the rest of the fall forest hazard season.

High Winds Cause Safety Concerns for Crews Fighting Wildfires

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) officials urge citizens in, or near, the areas impacted by wildfires to be prepared to take immediate action. Being ready for a wildfire could save your property or save your life!

Division of Forestry warns against outdoor burning

Kentucky's Division of Forestry is warning that an approaching cold front could bring winds that produce an elevated risk of wildfire.

National Forest Service Concerned About Wildfires Starting in Central Kentucky

Dangerous forest fires continue to burn in eastern and southern Kentucky with more counties and parks choosing to enforce burn bans. Forest officials in Red River Gorge say they are worried we could see wildfires in this part of the state. Even with the bit of rain we had Thursday, leaves are still crisp and ready to burn so forest officials say they are relying on you to prevent fire.

UPDATE: Gov. Bevin Declares State of Emergency, Fire Restrictions Implemented

In the wake of numerous wildland fires burning around the state, Governor Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency.

Fire Prevention Team Warns Kentuckians of Wildfire Risks

As the unseasonably hot and dry weather continues, the risk for uncontrolled wildfire is increasing.

Seasonal restrictions on outdoor burning in effect in Ky.

The Kentucky Division of Forestry says it's preparing for another active wildfire season as seasonal restrictions on outdoor burning take effect.

Wildfire at Land Between Lakes expected to burn itself out

The U.S. Forest Service is expecting a wildfire at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area to extinguish itself in the next couple of days as rain moves into the area.

Kentucky gets a ‘D’ Grade on America’s Preparedness Report Card

A new report released today reveals Kentucky is largely unprepared to face significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather.

Kentucky firefighters helping with Alaskan wildfires

Nearly two dozen Kentucky Division of Forestry firefighters are on their way to Alaska.

Arson K-9 unit tracks down source of Knox Co. fire

An arson K-9 unit was able to track down a person who admitted responsibility for starting a Knox Co. wildfire.

Kentucky Wildfire Crew Heads Home

A fire crew from Kentucky that was sent west to help with the Oregon and Washington fires returns back home to London Thursday.

Kentucky Firefighters To Help With Western Wildfire

Two Kentucky Division of Forestry firefighters are scheduled to leave Saturday to help fight a wildfire in Oregon that covers 20,000 acres.

Wildfire Closes State Park

A state park in Harlan and Letcher Counties has been shut down due to a large wildfire in the area.

Lexington Firefighters: Beware Of Grass Fire Risk

Lexington Firefighters are reminding the community that the strong winds make the area prone to wildfires. Crews worked some grass fire calls Thursday night.

Wildfire Forces Evacuations At Pine Mountain State Resort Park

A 30-acre wildfire has forced the evacuation of cabins at the Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Bell County, according to the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

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Father takes over baseball team for late son at Estill County High

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Search on for missing Letcher County man

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of 27-year old Corey Neace should contact the Letcher County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Man admits to shooting and killing woman in Winchester

Steven McGuire is accused of shooting and killing 34-year old Sheila Smith at an apartment on Main Street, according to Winchester Police.

UPDATE: UK wide receivers coach pleads not guilty in DUI case

37-year old Jovon Bouknight is accused of driving drunk and going at least 26 miles over the speed limit, according to Kenton County public records.