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The low clouds and small chances for rain will linger through Wednesday, gradually moving east with time. Two more weather disturbances are expected to move through central Kentucky and southern Indiana before the end of the work week. The next system will bring a small chance for showers to the southern half of west Kentucky on Thursday, followed by another system on Friday afternoon. Neither of these systems are expected to produce much in the way of rainfall. Temperatures will remain some 5 to 10 degrees below normal for this time of year for the remainder of this week, holding mainly in the 60s. Look for dry weather to move in this weekend, with temperatures rising into the 70s during the latter half of the weekend and into early next week.

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People are always asking me where they can get NOAA weather alert radios. I was just in Brandenburg's Kroger and they happen to have them on display right up there with the over-the-counter Pharmacy medications.

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Here are the latest rainfall and temperature long range outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center, issued April 20.

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Another successful Bcon/Stop the Bleed class in Brandenburg Ky today! Again thanks to the crew from Jefferson County Search Dog Association for providing the instruction. Thank you to everyone who showed up for the training.

Expect another good slow-soaking rainfall over the next few days, as a broad slow-moving low pressure system moves across the region.

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Showers will gradually spread into the region as low pressure approaches from the southwest.

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If you're headed to Thunder this may be something you would want to do even though the weather is not looking to be a problem. You never know what types of emergencies can arise.

There is a new safety feature for the Kentucky Derby Festival this year.
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Always love talking with our students. We have many bright and capable young people among us.

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The Ohio River is too dangerous, so recreational boaters won't be able to watch Thunder Over Louisville 2018 from the river this year
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<p>LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Organizers for Thunder Over Louisville are taking precautions to prevent the spread of hepatitis A. </p><p>Several hand washing stations will be set up for people to us
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<p>LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Clark Memorial Bridge – also known as the Second Street Bridge -- will close after rush hour Friday morning so crews can begin setting up all the fireworks fo
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Editorial Note: March 5, 2016 began my fight to save my left leg from an infection which first appeared in the form of cellulitis. After more than a month a new site of infection had flared which turned out to be Group B strep. An MRI showed that the infection had taken over all of the bone in the lower leg and foot and was proceeding toward the knee.

Two years ago this morning, on April 19, 2016 they removed the lower portion of my left leg in a surgical procedure. While I w...as out for a good portion of the day from the anesthetic I remember well the people who were there for me. Cousins Lee Fancher and Julia Fancher, who came from Ohio to be here, Brandenburg First Baptist Church Pastor, Sherman Ramsey stayed with me before surgery for as long as they would let him and then remained with my family and friends in waiting until he had to leave. Laurie Jaggers and others were there on hand. When I finally started regaining consciousness others would come by as opportunity presented to stay a few minutes and check on my well-being. I remember and appreciate each and every one of you.

Events such as this amputation will have an effect upon your life, but it does not have to rule your life. The love and support of your family and friends plays a big role in your attitude and your ability to face what comes. Faith and the strength of the human spirit are what will enable you to overcome. As most of you know, I've had my setbacks. In the long run, you fight to beat the odds and win!

Two years later, I am up and about on two feet. I'll be going in a few hours to interact with a group of young people as we talk about the partnership between health services and emergency management. I love my job and I love the community
which has stood behind me all of this time. I'm thankful for each day and the opportunity to continue to serve.

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A devastating earthquake begins to shake the city of San Francisco in the morning hours of this day in 1906.

The first of two vicious tremors shook San Francisco at 5:13 a.m., and a second followed not long after. The quake was powerful enough to be recorded thousands of miles away in Cape Town, South Africa, and its effect on San Francisco was cataclysmic. Thousands of structures collapsed as a result of the quake itself. However, the greatest devastation resulted from the f...ires that followed the quake. The initial tremors destroyed the city's water mains, leaving overwhelmed firefighters with no means of combating the growing inferno. The blaze burned for four days and engulfed the vast majority of the city.

By the time a heavy rainfall tamed the massive fire, the once proud city of San Francisco was in shambles. More than 28,000 buildings burned to the ground and the city suffered more than $500 million in damages. The human toll was equally disastrous: authorities estimated that the quake and fires killed 700 people, and left a quarter of a million people homeless. The famous writer and San Francisco resident Jack London noted, "Surrender was complete."

Despite the utter devastation, San Francisco quickly recovered from the great earthquake of 1906. During the next four years, the city arose from its ashes. Ironically, the destruction actually allowed city planners to create a new and better San Francisco. A classic western boomtown, San Francisco had grown in a haphazard manner since the Gold Rush of 1849. Working from a nearly clean slate, San Franciscans could rebuild the city with a more logical and elegant structure. The destruction of the urban center at San Francisco also encouraged the growth of new towns around the bay, making room for a new population boom arriving from the U.S. and abroad. Within a decade, San Francisco had resumed its status as the crown jewel of the American West.

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The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. Devastating fires
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Some interesting history for you: Heavy eruptions of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia are letting up by this day in 1815. The volcano, which began rumbling on April 5, killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly. The eruption was the largest ever recorded and its effects were noted throughout the world.

Tambora is located on Sumbawa Island, on the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. There had been no signs of volcanic activity there for thousands of years prio...

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I was joined on this video by Kirstin Gardiner, who wrote the script. Kirstin and I take a look at five affects that the Mount Tambora eruption of 1815 had o...
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Here is the current weather outlook for those planning to make a day of it on Saturday for Thunder Over Louisville. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. That evening, mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

A Disco Thunder: 2018 Thunder Over Louisville theme announced Subscribe to WLKY on YouTube for more:http://bit.ly/1e5KyMO Get more Louisville news: http://ww...
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Louisville picked up 0.2" of snow yesterday April 16, 2018. This brings the 2017-2018 season total to 19.1", which is 6.6" ABOVE normal!

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