A free exhibit called "Honoring our History Tour" will be on display at Slugger Field in Louisville Monday, and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says donations will be accepted. According to Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas, half of all donations collected at the site will go to the veterans cemetary in Radcliff.
The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area Friday afternoon produced an F1 tornado and knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well. The tornado struck about 13 miles southeast of downtown Louisville, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles.
In the Weekly Republican Address, U-S Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today called for the repeal of President Obama's healthcare reform law. Speaking just days before the U-S Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the law, the lawmaker from Louisville said the bill the White House backed has "made things worse." McConnell did note that the President was right to join a call for health care reform,but he criticized the Obama plan for leading to higher costs and premiums.
According to Kentucky Forestry officials, an Eastern Kentucky man set a number of small fires while he was holding a jar of moonshine and riding a lawn mower. They say the man was spotted setting fires in Bell County.
Many farmers in our region are seeing unusually large numbers of crops springing up earlier than usual. Edmonson County farmer Paul Wiediger told WKU Public Radio things are running about three to four weeks ahead of schedule at his farm.