A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
A bill targeted at increasing Kentucky's tourism potential is one step closer to becoming law.
The bill would allow agreements between government and land owners to set up recreational activities such as ATV and horseback riding trails.
First lady Jane Beshear testified in support of the bill before a house committee on Thursday morning. She says Kentucky has tremendous potential that right now many potential tourists are ignoring.
"What we would like to see in an activity like this, is that we become a destination, that people can come through our state and stop in our counties, to ride the trails and hike the trails, to ride their bikes," Beshear said.
The bill has already passed the senate and cleared the house committee unanimously. It now goes to the full house.