More rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain will be pressing through the area this evening and tonight. Numerous Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for parts of our region.
Prominent Republican activist Velma Childers is dead after a car crash yesterday near Pikeville.
Childers died at Pikeville Medical Center after a crash on U.S. 23.
She was one of the state Republican party's most active volunteers and also a civic leader in Pikeville.
Visitation starts Friday at 6 p.m. at J.W. Call Funeral Home in Pikeville.
Her funeral is Saturday at 1 p.m at First Baptist Church of Pikeville.
Childers was 79.