Severe weather looks likely later this afternoon. The best chances appear to be between 3 p.m. and Midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado or two are possible. The area at the greatest risk for severe weather in eastern Kentucky is in the Cumberland Valley, near the I-75 corridor. Keep it locked here for updates.
A federal lawsuit says more than two hundred employees of a Perry County coal mine were laid off due to a contract dispute.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Trinity Coal claims the South Carolina Public Service Authority, known as Santee Cooper, has backed out of a deal for Trinity to sell coal to the utility.
The suits says the utility has refused to take the coal this year or pay for it, so Trinity was forced to idle the mine and lay off 260 of the 300 employees.