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.
A Texas-based gas company plans to move its Southeastern Kentucky operations to Harlan County.
County officials hope to lease the building off Highway 119 to the company. Around fifty people would work at the office if the deal goes through.
Those employees already work in smaller offices in the area. The county has been shelling out money to keep the building maintained.
"We've been paying utilities, and now we get to make rent off that," said Jonathan Pope, District 1 Magistrate.
You may remember months ago County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop sent the Sheriff's Chaplain Corps an eviction notice, telling them to get out of the building.