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.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky regulators have obtained a court order aimed at an eastern Kentucky company accused of contaminating
the Whitesburg water supply.
The order signed Wednesday by Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd allows the state to bring a contempt of court charge against Childers Oil if the company has further leaks.
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet filed suit against Childers Oil after a diesel fuel spill last week fouled the North Fork of the Kentucky River.
The spill led to Letcher County residents being advised not to drink the water for several days.
Childers Oil owner-operator Missy Matthews told the Lexington Herald-Leader that an agreed upon order makes sense because the company has done everything regulators have asked it to do.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
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