WMKY
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Jackson (KY) has extended a Flood Warning until 7:00AM (EST) on Monday, March 1, 2021.

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for the following Kentucky counties:

Bath

Elliott

Estill

Fleming

Menifee

Montgomery

Morgan

Powell

Rowan

Wolfe

At approximately 10:05PM (EST) on Sunday, February 28, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to showers and thunderstorms as they continue to be a threat for additional flooding. Ongoing flooding is ongoing over parts of the warned areas.

COVID Crisis Puts Spotlight on Home-Based Child Care

7 hours ago
Yahoo

Community advocates say home-based family child care could play a major role in closing gaps in access across Kentucky during the pandemic and beyond, but current zoning creates obstacles for individuals interested in opening licensed and regulated home child-care centers.

In a recent survey conducted by Kentucky Youth Advocates, one in four current family child-care providers said local zoning protocols were a major barrier.

Public News Service, Adobe Stock

As the food-insecurity crisis continues, Kentucky growers are stepping in to fill the void.

Last year 371 farmers participated in the state's Farms to Food Banks program, and advocates say a funding boost could help feed more families at a time when many are facing financial hardship, while also financially compensating growers.

Karena Cash, advocacy director for Feeding Kentucky, said during the pandemic more families are relying on food assistance than ever. She said providing nutrient-dense, locally grown produce to households is a top priority.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be safely and enthusiastically highlighting the "dance" part in its name. 

The department will present the Broadway hit-packed dance revue "Showtime!" online Thursday through Sunday, March 4-7. 

Ashland resident working on NASA’s next space suit

Feb 27, 2021
Sarah Mitchell, The Trail Blazer

The new generation of space suits for NASA’s upcoming Artemis mission will use advanced technology to safely put astronauts back on the moon and an Ashland resident is on the team.

Stephanie Johnston, an engineer for NASA’s new space suit, the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), has been working to improve the sustainability of astronaut safety, life support and mobility for NASA’s return to the lunar surface.

Today is the 49th anniversary of one of the worst mining catastrophes in West Virginia history, the Buffalo Creek Disaster. More than 100 people died in southern West Virginia when a dam failed.

An election reform bill that takes moderate steps toward permanently adopting some widely-praised changes made during the 2020 election cleared another hurdle Thursday.

A bill limiting the use of "no knock" warrants by Kentucky police is on its way to the state Senate, but the Republican-led reform effort forgoes the full ban favored by activists.

MSU Athletics

Belmont's Grayson Murphy hit a three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but Morehead State hit 13 of 14 free throws in the extra period as the Eagle men's basketball team ended the regular season with an 89-82 victory over the Bruins at Johnson Arena Saturday afternoon.

Officials say no claimant data was obtained during a cyberattack on the state's unemployment system website on Wednesday, but the unemployment office is continuing to monitor the situation.

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