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BREAKING: Death toll in E. KY from Friday's storms climbs to 15

New info as of noon Saturday:

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky emergency management officials say another body has been found in south-central Kentucky, raising the state's death toll to 18 people killed by violent storms.

Authorities say they found Lizzie Pittman's body in East Bernstadt, Ky., south of Lexington. Her husband Wilburn Pittman also was killed.

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP/WYMT) - Kentucky emergency management officials say three more bodies have been found in eastern Kentucky, raising the state's death toll to 16 people killed by violent storms.

More than 30 people have died around the country in Friday's tornado outbreak.

Authorities and emergency rescue crews were still searching Kentucky's hardest hit areas Saturday for possible victims. Approximately 300 people have been injured and 10 counties were under a state of emergency.

Officials say a second person has been found dead in Menifee County and two people were killed in Johnson County Officials say there were two deaths in Lawrence County.

Laurel County was the hardest hit with four deaths, while three died in Morgan County and three others were killed in Kenton County.

WYMT's Katie Roach has also confirmed a fourth death in Morgan County from KSP.


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