In the aftermath of Wednesday's damaging storms, consumer protection specialists say picking the wrong contractor to do repair work can be very costly. The Better Business Bureau warns that home-repair rip-off artists frequently try to take advantage of storm damage situations. The consumer protection group says to beware of "door to door" solicitors who offer work at great prices.
The Associated Press now says at least 12 people were killed by the storms that moved through our region Wednesday. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. According to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, there were three fatalities in his state. According to the AP, six people died in Harrisburg, Ill. More than 100 people are said to have been injured.
The Associated Press is reporting that a National Weather Service team has determined at least one of the strong storms that raced through Kentucky Wednesday was an EF2 tornado, with winds up to 125 miles per hour.
Officials say waves of strong storms damaged dozens of homes and businesses in north central Kentucky, but left only one person injured.
The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee has overwhelmingly passed two bills to overhaul the state’s fight against drugs. One bill deals with synthetic drugs. It would ban the manufacture of any drug that simulates an illegal substance or that contains certain chemical compounds.
Heavy rainfall accompanied the severe storms that passed through the WKU campus community today. University officials say no damage was initially reported from the storms, but high water did occur on several areas of the campus. Students walking in the vicinity of the Academic Complex did have to wade through water and several had umbrellas damaged by the wind.