Kentucky News

Monday, October 19, 2020

Two airlifted after fire in Middlesboro

The Middlesboro Fire Department says that a fire broke out early Saturday morning on Winchester Avenue. The fire department confirms that around three minutes after the call responders arrived at the home. Upon arrival, a crew entered the home and pulled out an adult who had been trapped inside while another crew pulled out a child from the burning structure. Officials confirm that both individuals were treated on the scene before being taken to Appalachian Regional Healthcare and eventually transported to the Vanderbilt Burn Center in Nashville, Tennessee for further treatment. The Middlesboro Fire Department says the cause of the fire is unknown and the fire remains under investigation.
WKYT-TV CBS 27 Lexington

Hopkinsville Home Destroyed In Fire

VIDEO: A home located on South Virginia Street at the intersection of Bryan Street in Hopkinsville was destroyed in a fire Saturday morning. Hopkinsville Firefighters say they were called to the area for a report of a structure fire just after 4 am and found flames and smoke coming from the roof when they arrived. A woman and child were reportedly home at the time of the fire and were able to get out uninjured. Firefighters say the home located at 1714 South Virginia Street is a total loss and the cause of the fire remains unknown.
WKDZ 106.5 FM

Friday, October 16, 2020

Fern Creek fire chief named 2020 Kentucky Fire Chief of the Year

A local fire chief received a surprise Thursday. Fern Creek Fire Department Chief Nathan Mulvey was chosen as the 2020 Kentucky Fire Chief of the Year. There was a gathering at the Fern Creek fire station to give Mulvey the honor. “I’m really excited about the growth here within Fern Creek and our district," he said, "and what we’re able to provide to the community with the addition of our EMS service. I think we’ve got a great group of people, always striving to better themselves, and encourage one another, and I think that’s what it’s about.” Mulvey thanked his brother-in-law who first brought him to the fire station when he was a high school student.
WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville

Greenup County EMS receives time-saving cleaning tool: key in fighting COVID-19

COVID-19 patients in need of hospital care count on EMS workers to safely take them to the hospital. However, cleaning the ambulance after each transport can be time-consuming. Greenup County EMS Director of Operations Lola Brohard says the cleaning process can take from 45 minutes to an hour. The Kentucky Regional Hospital Preparedness Program or Kentucky Healthcare Coalitions (KHC) decided to lend a hand. The KHC provided the Greenup County Emergency Management Office with a new tool to cut down on disinfecting time. The Lantern UV Disinfection System is a portable machine that will efficiently clean the inside of each vehicle. The “Lantern’s” central location will be the city of Greenup, but any nearby stations needing to use it will only have to travel a short distance. Wireman says the tool will also be utilized by local police and fire departments when needed.
WOWK-TV CBS 13 Huntington

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