Kentucky News

Friday, July 19, 2019

‘I feel like I’m still in shock’: Family of Burlington couple killed in crash trying to cope with loss

VIDEO: The family of a couple killed in a crash Tuesday in Burlington say they hope no one else will ever have to go through the pain they are experiencing. James Harrison and his wife Cheyenne were killed on Burlington Pike when the couple tried to avoid a SUV that slowed down in front of them and they ended up crossing the center line and hitting a dump truck Lisa Hoyt is Cheyenne’s mother. Hoyt says one of the hardest things the family has ever done was telling the children their mother and her husband were in a crash and not coming back. “I feel like I’m still in shock,” Hoyt said. “Like it’s not real.” The couple had one child between them. Cheyenne had four other children. “I feel like it’s a prank. I feel like she is still here,” Sarah Smith said. Her mother died in the crash. Hoyt says the family will make sure the kids have everything. “I wasn’t prepared. I have never done this before. I didn’t know what it costs. Thank goodness for all the people who want to help,” Hoyt said.
FOX 19 NOW News

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Paducah County fight heat exhaustion and heat stroke during the excessive heat warning

Excessive heat can be dangerous and even deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 658 people die every year because of the heat. Stay hydrated. Paducah firefighter Lt. Ronnie Hines says drink water before, during, and after you go outside. He says you should wear loose clothing and take plenty of breaks. Dr. Nicholas Batley with Baptist Health says some of the most vulnerable people in the heat are children and the elderly. Pat Hayes owns West End Kids Academy in Paducah. After 30 years of working with kids, she knows what to look for. “Their face is going to be really red. I don’t mean just a little pink,” Hayes says. “They are probably going to start crying because they are not feeling good. They want to go in.”
WPSD-TV Local 6

Louisville: House fire in Portland neighborhood sends woman to hospital

PHOTOS: A woman was taken to a hospital after a house caught fire in the Portland neighborhood. Crews first responded around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of North 20th Street. That is where they found a house already on fire, but they were able to quickly put it out. Firefighters remained on scene while they put out hot spots. Officials say a woman who lived nearby was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The Louisville Division of Fire posted on their Facebook page regarding the fire.
WLKY-TV Louisville Channel

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