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Flooding a Concern Following Wet Weekend

flooding High waters blocked several roads and even surrounded some homes in Floyd County over the weekend. Residents in the David community were among those hit the hardest by the storms. A considerable amount of hail was also reported near Prestonsburg, Auxier and East Point. Quarter-size hail was also reported in Magoffin County on Sunday.

Trailer Destroyed in Severe Weather

A trailer in Carter County was destroyed by Sunday’s storms. High winds ripped off the roof and the rest of the trailer was reportedly torn apart. The man inside the home was not injured but he says he lost most everything he owned. Other homes were badly damaged by downed trees. Very large hail also caused some damage in the same area.

Johnson County Fire Under Investigation

Several fire departments were on the scene on Sunday morning in Wittensville at what deputies are calling a suspicious fire. It happened on Combs Drive behind WR Castle Fire Department – beside of the elementary school. A barn and two homes were damaged in the fire. Deputies say everyone inside made it out okay. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Eyewitnesses say they saw a woman intentionally set the barn on fire after pouring gasoline on it.

Fatal Crash in Rowan County

A crash early Sunday morning claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman. It happened on KY-32. Sarah Caudill, who was in town for the annual MSU Gala, died in the crash. Another vehicle was involved – no word on the extent of any injuries in the other vehicle.

Bill Clinton to Campaign for Hillary in Kentucky

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Kentucky on Tuesday campaigning for Hillary Clinton. He will be making stops in Morehead, Lexington and Louisville. Bill was in Logan, WV, on Sunday. Hillary’s schedule included stops in Williamson and Ashland on Monday.

DUI Crash in Johnson County

A crash in Johnson County on Friday night blocked traffic on US-23. It happened near the intersection of Wiley Branch Road, which was formerly known as the Black Barn Produce turn-off. Deputies say the driver, Josh Johnson, was cited for DUI. His passenger, Cara Imes, had to be airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center. They are both from Ohio.

Construction Begins on Johns Creek Road

roadwork Road construction to repair an embankment failure begins this week on Johns Creek Road (KY-2381) in Johnson County. Work will be performed Monday through Friday from 8AM-6PM with some Saturday work possible. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the work will likely be underway for the next three weeks.


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