Seven Midwestern governors, including Kentucky's, announced Thursday that they will coordinate on reopening their state economies, after similar pacts were made earlier this week in the Northeast and on the West Coast.
Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger.
Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood.
A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour’s drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors’ door shouting: “This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!”
A Harrodsburg man was arrested Monday for his reported role in the death of a Wisconsin man, whose body was stuffed in a box and dumped in rural Kentucky, according to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.
If Wisconsin manages to stop Kentucky's win streak Saturday in their NCAA men's Final Four basketball game, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will win a basket of his own, filled with Kentucky bourbons from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.