Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A new report that found increasing efforts to protect Kentucky children from abuse is drawing cautious praise from child advocates.
According to the report released this month by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, child welfare workers confirmed almost 15 percent more cases of neglect and abuse last year than in the previous one.
Kentucky Youth Advocates Direct Terry Brooks told The Court-Journal that the report shows child welfare officials are "serious" about trying to make improvements in the system.
Preliminary figures show nine children died and 27 nearly died in the fiscal year that ended June 30, which is a decrease from the previous year.
Federal statistics show that in recent years, Kentucky has ranked among the worst in the nation for deaths associated with child abuse.