The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a flash flood warning
effective until Tuesday afternoon for the Cumberland River at Barbourville.
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the river stage was 19 feet. The flood stage is 26 feet.
The forecast is for the river to rise above flood state by late morning on Monday and continue to rise with a crest near 31.9 feet by early Tuesday afternoon.
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Members of Jonathan Ryan Foley's family looked on Friday as one of four men charged in connection with his murder pleaded guilty.
During a pretrial conference, George Marcum entered a guilty plea to criminal facilitation to commit murder, an amended charged from his original murder charge, and tampering with physical evidence.
The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a five-year sentence on each to run consecutively for a total of 10 years.Register to read more...
CSX Corporation has advised that the railroad crossing south of Gray at KY 233 mile point 4.6 (Big Indian Road), will be under construction beginning on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 4 and concluding on the evening ofto allow for repairs. Motorists may experience delays, but detours will be provided in an adjacent location.
This message is provided as a courtesy of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Road condition reports for District 11 routes are available by calling 511 or by visiting the 511 travel and traffic information web site at http://511.ky.gov.
A Sunday morning fire heavily damaged a Barbourville residence.
At around 11:30 a.m., Barbourville firefighters responded to a call of a fire on Sampson Lane in north Barbourville. When firefighters arrived they found thick smoke coming from the single-story brick residence belonging to Ruth Ann Hill.
Although the cause of the blaze has not yet been released, it is believed to have started in the home's kitchen area.
For additional details, check out the next edition of The Mountain Advocate.