Heavy rain will continue to fall across the mountains. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
BENHAM, Ky. (WYMT) - A long time Eastern Kentucky mayor has resigned, citing health problems.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports Benham mayor John "Tater" Dodd stepped down during a special called city council meeting Thursday night.
The paper reports the move led to a heated discussion between the council members, before they called for a vote for Dodd's wife Shirley to take his place.
Councilman George Massey protested the vote, saying it was out of order.
The rest of the council voted in favor of Shirley Dodd taking the position.