Governor Declares State Of Emergency

Ice and snow fell across the state on Tuesday, causing a variety of problems.

Conditions are so bad, Governor Beshear has declared a state of emergency. He made the declaration at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

That allows the government to tap into more resources to help clear the roads and keep people safe.

"When winter weather hits, it is crucial that our citizens know that their state government is doing everything possible to ensure their safety and well-being," the governor said. "We are prepared to use every available resource to help Kentuckians make it through these rough conditions, whatever may come."

Gov. Beshear said primary areas of concern are roads, electric power, heating assistance and shelter.

Already, at least11 counties have declared their own states of emergency.

The governor also announced that nonessential state government employees were being sent home at 3 p.m. Tuesday and encouraged to use their best judgment about reporting to duty stations on Wednesday. "Safety is our top priority," the governor said.


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  • by A Location: L on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    @STUDENT Location: LRXINGTON WHat you do about it is you dotn miss any school unless you have to. That way when things like this happen you still have sick days to use so you wotn miss "salon school". When I was in college I had to make it to lexington if the intersate and roads bewteen were closed or not. See thats why you get sick days so you can afford to miss when you have to. Not so you can skip class when you dont feel like it or have a slight belly ache.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jan 28, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    Mark, Mark, Mark...it's all about pacing yourself! Try smaller bites over an extended period of time. Don't wolf it down, bro. It fills you up quicker! :)
  • by Mark Location: Lexington on Jan 28, 2009 at 04:45 AM
    I love skunks... just can't eat a whole one in one meal! Reckon I'll be careful!!!
  • by Frances Location: Nicholasville on Jan 27, 2009 at 08:28 PM
    Good Luck to all of you that has to go out.It does not make sense for people to put their lives in danger,or take a chance of messing up your car,work sure wont pay the deductiable.Just be safe.
  • by Dave Location: Lexington on Jan 27, 2009 at 07:16 PM
    To c. Yes, it does not mean squat except to release emergency funds for the state. To get out of work most works require the city mayor to declare an emergency. That probably will not happen.
  • by STUDENT Location: LRXINGTON on Jan 27, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    WE GO TO THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY AND THEY HAD US COME TO SCHOOL 2 HR DELAY AND WE HAVE TO GO ON WED 2 HR DELAY AND IF WE DONT GO IT COUNTS AGAINST US....I THINK THIS IS RIDICULUS!!!!WONDER WHAT WE COULD DO ABOUT THIS!!!?????
  • by stacy Location: georgetown ky on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:02 PM
    becareful if anyone has to go to work..
  • by c on Jan 27, 2009 at 03:15 PM
    well apparently a state of emergency doesnt mean squat. my job is not letting us miss and is not excusing it if we miss because of the weather.

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