Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley County until 11 p.m. While the worst of the weather held off this afternoon, it looks like we will still see some strong storms later tonight, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. These storms will likely feature strong winds and hail, with heavy rain and an isolated tornado (mainly possible in the Cumberland Valley/I-75 corridor) being the secondary threats. Keep it locked here for the latest.
Construction on the new Pike County judicial center is officially underway.
Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
The new building on Main Street will be nearly 95-thousand square feet and cost 30 million dollars.
Some historical buildings were torn down to make room.
Officials say it is needed because the current courthouse is too small and does not have enough security.
"This judicial center is pretty important to to our community and to the justice center and represents a culmination of several years of work between many people to get this building built." says Pike County Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman.
Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton was the guest speaker at the ceremony.