Thunderstorm Leads to Flash Flooding in Johnson County
A Sunday evening thunderstorm in Johnson County dropped four inches of rain in less than two hours, causing flash flooding. The thunderstorm appears nearly stationary on doppler radar over parts of the county. Thealka and Nippa were among the hardest hit areas. Flood waters entered homes and closed roads. Major flooding was also reported around and inside a church on Baker Branch. Much of the water has now receded.
Two Arrested Near U-Pike Campus
Two people were arrested on Saturday morning after a fight broke out an apartment complex near the University of Pikeville campus. When police arrived they found 21-year-old Kelley Taylor and 29-year-old Ryan Sellards passed out with the apartment door open and four children left unsupervised. Police say they found alcohol and prescriptions drugs throughout the apartment. WYMT-TV reports both Taylor and Sellards are facing wanton endangerment and possession of controlled substance charges. Sellards is also charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Retired Marine officer to speak at ceremony for Vietnam wall
(AP) - A retired Marine officer will be among the speakers at a ceremony for the Traveling Vietnam Wall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The state Department of Veterans Affairs says retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Fields will join Gov. Steve Beshear in speaking at the ceremony Friday. Fields retired from the Marine Corps in 2004 after more than 34 years of active military service. At the time of his retirement, he was serving as deputy commander of Marine Corps forces in Europe and Africa. The Traveling Vietnam Wall will be on display at the Horse Park from noon EDT Thursday through 3 p.m. Sunday. The wall is an 80 percent scale model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. A total of 1,104 Kentuckians died in the Vietnam War.