Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
BENHAM, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky town has used a $100,000 grant to settle an unpaid bill with Kentucky Utilities, a debt that prompted the power company to sue the city.
Benham Mayor John Dodd told the city council on Thursday that the money came from the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation, with the stipulation that it be used to retire debt.
Kentucky Utilities has sued the Benham Power Board for breach of contract. Last month, city officials nixed a proposal to turn over the electric distribution system to Kentucky Utilities.
City officials say they have hopes that KU will agree to drop the lawsuit, since the debt has been paid, the Harlan Daily Enterprise reported (http://bit.ly/nJL75m).