The rain will transition over to snow as we head into mid to late morning across the area. We will see the chances for light accumulation in the valley areas with 1-3" possible on the ridge tops above 2000 feet. Slick spots are possible on untreated roads. While significant snow is not expected, we have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day to keep you informed on possible negative impacts to travel through Tuesday afternoon.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A reprimand letter issued to a state mine inspector says "appropriate action" wasn't taken during a March inspection at a Harlan mine where no safety violations were found.
Two months later, federal inspectors found enough safety violations at K and D Mining's Mine No. 17 in Hindsplint that they shut it down for nine days.
A newspaper reports the letter to inspector Michael Johnson, obtained through the Kentucky Open Records Act, says his "actions constitute poor work performance" that reflects poorly on the state Department of Natural Resources.
The letter says Johnson gave verbal instructions to mine officials about correcting violations, but did not write any citations. The letter does not detail what types of violations he witnessed.
Johnson declined to comment through a supervisor.