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.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer is selling cars at a Chevrolet dealership in Manchester, his first job after eight years as state agriculture commissioner.
Tim Short, owner of Tim Short Chevrolet, said Thursday was the first day on the job for the UK sports icon who used his athletic celebrity as a springboard into state politics.
Farmer's political career was interrupted last year when he lost a bid for lieutenant governor. Since then, Farmer has gone through a high-profile divorce and has been lambasted by the state auditor for his management of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Short said he's excited to have Farmer on his staff. Farmer didn't return phone messages Thursday afternoon.