Kentucky News

Friday, May 24, 2024

Fire out at Clay County energy plant, nursing home evacuated due to nearby propane leak

The fire at the Vinland Energy Plant in Clay County is out. Officials with the Clay County Emergency Management confirmed the information to WYMT just after 1 p.m. on Thursday. According to a statement released by Landmark of Laurel Creek Nursing Home officials, the nursing home was evacuated in response to a propane leak at the energy plant overnight. “Authorities notified us of a significant propane leak in the vicinity, prompting us to take immediate action to safeguard the residents under our care. The evacuation process has been conducted swiftly and efficiently, with the assistance of emergency services and our dedicated staff members. The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we are working closely with local authorities and emergency responders to monitor the situation and ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken. We are grateful for the swift response and support of the community during the challenging time.
WYMT-TV CBS 57 Hazard

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Fallen Kentucky EMS workers honored in Frankfort

VIDEO: The Kentucky EMS Memorial Foundation honored 38 EMS workers who died in the line of duty Wednesday morning. This is the seventh annual EMS Memorial Service. The names of Ronald Drake Adams from Elliott County and Chastian McWhorter from Somerset-Pulaski County EMS were added to the memorial. Ronald Drake Adams died on March 12. He suffered a heart attack after an emergency call. Chastian McWhorter and his patient died on April 1 in a traffic accident on US 27 in Garrard County. He was the driver of this ambulance. McWhorter’s father, Dennis, is also an EMT and was actually his son’s coworker at Somerset-Pulaski County EMS. “It’s an honor to get to be here, sir. It’s an honor that these guys are putting this on for everybody to keep their memory alive,” Dennis McWhorter said.
WKYT-TV CBS/CW 27 Lexington

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