Daily Archive: June 23, 2016

Jun 23

3 former Cats selected in the NBA Draft

NEW YORK (AP) – Basketball has truly become a global game, and this NBA draft has only proven that further. We’re not just talking No. 1 pick Ben Simmons from Australia, either. The first round spanned the globe, with 14 international players – the most in any round of any draft, ever. No. 4 Dragan …

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Jun 23

Severe threat diminishes, yet scattered rain into early Friday

Overview: Severe thunderstorms will continue to be a threat through early this evening, with scattered rain possible overnight into early Friday. The biggest threats with any severe thunderstorms will be an isolated tornado, gusty winds, large hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rainfall that may lead to localized flooding. The hot temperatures continue into the weekend, …

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Jun 23

Flash flooding in Scott County locks people in their homes

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky.(WTVQ)-Sadieville’s Scotty Arnold’s no stranger to waiting out the storm. He says, “…when we get it all real quick it washes my drive out.” Arnold e says every time they get big batches of rain double culvert road leading up to his house becomes impassable. “We’ve been down here for about 12 years …

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Jun 23

BGE: Power outage affects 1400 Franklin County customers

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Blue Grass Energy says more than 1,400 customers in Franklin County were without electricity Thursday night. The company says a substation went out. According to its website, 40 BGE customers in Anderson County were also in the dark. Click here for the outage map. Meanwhile, LG&E and KU says more than …

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Jun 23

Lightning may be to blame for business fire in Campbellsville

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators say a lightning strike may be to blame for a fire at H & W Sport Shop on Central Avenue in downtown Campbellsville. The fire broke out Thursday evening. Authorities say additional fire crews were called in to help fight the fire. Streets were closed in a several block radius …

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Jun 23

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley, who helped expand and popularize the bluegrass sound, has died. He was 89. His publicist, Kirt Webster, says Stanley died Thursday. Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia. He and brother Carter formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. The brothers …

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Jun 23

LFD: Lightning believed to be cause of house fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fire investigators believe lightning is the cause of a house fire on Richmond Road in Lexington Thursday evening. Investigators say a person at home heard a noise in the attic around 6:30 p.m. and when they went up to check things out, there was a fire in the attic. No one …

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Jun 23

Colombians cheer deal putting them on verge of peace accord

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians cried and hugged as the leaders of their government and the country’s biggest rebel group signed a cease-fire and disarmament deal moving their country to the verge of a final peace accord to end decades of fighting. As the agreement was signed in Havana, hundreds of people watched the ceremony …

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Jun 23

The Latest: Experts: ‘Remain’ side in Britain too complacent

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union (all times local): 4:35 a.m. As “leave” votes pour in from Britain’s historic vote on European Union membership, post-mortems are already being produced. One expert says the “remain” side had suffered from “a degree of complacency.” Tim Oliver, a fellow …

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Jun 23

UK pound plunges as referendum results point to EU exit

LONDON (AP) — The British pound plunged to a 31-year low Friday as results in the country’s European Union referendum gave the “leave” side a small but growing lead. The figures delivered a deep shock to financial markets, overturning earlier anticipation of a narrow victory for “remain.” The pound initially soared as polls closed and …

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