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.
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.