Many areas are still dealing with flooding, even as snow and sleet start to replace the rain. Some of the local major rivers are above flood stage and still rising. The good news is, many of the others have crested and will start to fall. The snow and sleet will continue through much of the day, before wrapping up tonight. Most areas will see several inches of accumulation. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A lawmaker from Kentucky's impoverished
Appalachian region has decided to drop a proposal that would have
banned welfare recipients from buying candy, soda and other sweets
with food stamp cards.
Democratic state Rep. Rick Nelson of Middlesboro faced heated
criticism in his home district after he made the proposal earlier
this month. Some detractors accused him of trying to take candy
Nelson said Friday he withdrew the proposal because of the
uproar it triggered among his constituents in Bell and Harlan
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