Another band of snow will move into the region tonight. That plus temperatures into the lower 20s will create slick spots across the mountains. Additional accumulation of up to a half inch is possible in the valleys, while up to an additional inch is possible on the ridges. While significant snow is not expected, we have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day to keep you informed on possible negative impacts to travel through Tuesday afternoon.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Coalfield residents are being called on to be part of a 17-mile human chain to show support for Kentucky's coal industry. The demonstration is the brainchild of local politicians who want their constituents to join hand-to-hand across Bell County, one of the state's top coal producers.
Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock said he hopes the event will call attention to the difficulties facing Kentuckians who depend on coal mining for their livelihoods.
He hopes to send a message to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to back off regulations that are hurting the coal industry. The "Hands of Coal Across Bell County" event is scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT Aug. 11 along U.S. 25E. To be successful, organizer Joe Harris said some 20,000 people would have to participate.