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.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear will call a special legislative session to begin Monday to allow lawmakers consider a transportation budget that would provide funding needed for a $4.5 billion highway construction plan.
Kentucky lawmakers adjourned this year's legislative session Thursday night without approving funding for the construction plan.
Beshear, a Democrat, blamed Republican Senate President David Williams for thwarting passage of the appropriations bill. Williams has insisted that Beshear should sign the construction plan into law before the Senate would pass the funding measure.
The governor said he didn't have time to fully review the construction plan before the session ended. It had received final passage late Thursday evening.
Beshear said he also plans to ask lawmakers to pass a bill in the special session aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.