Kentucky News

Thursday, June 13, 2024

First responders simulate major tornado touchdown in Lexington

VIDEO: Our area knows severe weather all too well. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lexington first responders simulated a major tornado touching down in Masterson Station. “This is the last year for CSEPP so CSEPP allowed us to not do a DECON exercise and to do a tornado event that hit Fayette County yesterday (Tuesday) at 1500 hours,” said Battalion Chief Chris Ward, Lexington Fire Department. First responders from around the area have been participating in search-and-rescue drills at the Lexington Fire Training Center and on-site in the Masterson Station neighborhood. “Here at the Fire Training Center, we were simulating a major collapse at Sandersville Elementary School with three people trapped. So they worked starting at 0800 this morning (Wednesday) until endex, which was at 12:30 p.m., and they worked in order to free those three victims,” said Ward.
WKYT-TV CBS/CW 27 Lexington

Follow Up: Winchester firefighter awaits results after 12-hour brain surgery

The Winchester Fire Department is asking for your help in raising money for Logan Crigler, a firefighter who is in the hospital after doctors found a brain tumor. “At this time, he does have some blurred vision, he has some nauseousness, he has some dizziness,” Fire Chief Whitely said. “He’s lost a tremendous amount of weight, and we just want to bring awareness to his story.” On May 29th, Crigler was going through routine training and started to feel dizzy. After he failed to make a full recovery, Whitely says they sent him to the hospital. Doctors found a 1 1/2-inch brain tumor; Crigler then underwent a 12-hour brain surgery. He is now at the Gateway Rehabilitation Unit awaiting the results from the surgery. Fellow firefighters say the fire station is not the same without Crigley, and they’re hoping he has a speedy recovery.
WTVQ-DT ABC/MyNetworkTV 36 Lexington

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Henderson fire captain recognized for 50 years of service

VIDEO: Henderson Mayor Brad Staton congratulated Henderson Fire Captain Randall Jenkins on 50 years of service during the city commission meeting on Tuesday. Jenkins received a standing ovation for his service, along with a service pin and bag of assorted city of Henderson memorabilia. Jenkins is the longest serving captain in Henderson County history. Jenkins said he is not planning on retiring just yet.
WEHT-TV ABC 25 Evansville

Nonprofit launches fundraiser to support Winchester firefighter

A Winchester firefighter, Logan Crigler, who joined the department full-time in September 2023, faced a significant health challenge recently. It was recently discovered that Crigler had a 1.5-inch brain tumor. After undergoing surgery on June 1, he is now on the road to recovery. The Yard Foundation, a nonprofit supporting firefighters and their families, is raising funds to help cover his medical costs.
WKYT-TV CBS/CW 27 Lexington

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