Many areas are still dealing with flooding, even as snow and sleet start to replace the rain. Some of the local major rivers are above flood stage and still rising. The good news is, many of the others have crested and will start to fall. The snow and sleet will continue through much of the day, before wrapping up tonight. Most areas will see several inches of accumulation. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
A rare sight for an eastern Kentucky Vet Clinic, a bald eagle was brought to receive treatment for its wounds.
People found it near Dry Fork in Letcher County caught in a coyote trap.
A certified falconer drove the bird to Hazard to get checked out.
“The veterinarian informed us that he thinks the bird will have a full recovery. So we're looking forward to getting it back to Dry Fork and releasing it pretty soon,” Mitchum Whitaker said.
“Bald eagles are very uncommon, to find one injured simply because of a numbers game. They're a very uncommon bird,” Gene Smith, DVM.
Whitaker believes the bird is about two years old and may have strayed from its normal migratory path due to the winter storms.
A federal fish and wildlife officer will put a tag on the bird for tracking purposes and release it sometime next week.