Severe weather looks likely on Saturday afternoon. The best chances appear to be between 2 p.m. Saturday 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.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The State Board of Elections has fired
longtime director Sarah Ball Johnson effective at the end of this
Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Walker, chairwoman of the
state board, said members voted 5-0 on Wednesday to remove Johnson
from the appointed position she's held for the past eight years.
Johnson, one of the state's leading experts on elections, had
worked for the state board for 17 years. She said Wednesday that
she will miss the job but is looking forward to new opportunities.
Walker said the state board's attorney, Maryellen Allen, will
serve as interim director.
Walker said changes in leadership at the state board aren't
unusual during changes of administrations.
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