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) - Tornado victims in 21 Kentucky counties
that were declared disaster areas by President Obama after the
March 2 tornadoes would get a sales tax break on materials for
rebuilding their houses or other structures.
The emergency measure received final approval in the House of
Representatives late Friday night and will be sent to Gov. Steve
Beshear for his signature.
Democratic Rep. John Will Stacy of West Liberty, the town
demolished by a tornado that night, led the effort, which had
overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers.
The bill would allow the state treasury to refund the 6 percent
state sales tax for three years for building materials the owners
purchase if they rebuild in the counties where their losses
The bill is HB 255.
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