Kentucky storm brings flooding, lost power, possible tornado
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville. The storms come just three weeks after deadly tornadoes tore through the region, killing more than 90 people in five states, including 77 in Kentucky. As of Saturday afternoon, much of Kentucky was under a flood warning.news.yahoo.com
‘Nauseating and Heartbreaking’: Amazon Worker Killed Trying to Warn Others of Tornado, Family Says
GettyAfter an alert was issued Friday night about a deadly tornado approaching Illinois, Carla Cope told her son “to get to shelter” at the Amazon delivery facility where he was working.Instead, she told The Daily Beast her 29-year-old son, Clayton, insisted he needed to alert others about the impending natural disaster.“He just said he needed to tell someone that [the tornado] was coming,” Cope told The Daily Beast on Saturday, hours after she learned her son was among two Edwardsville, Illinoinews.yahoo.com
Two Kentucky Real Estate Professionals Indicted for Rigging Farmland Auction
A federal grand jury in the Western District of Kentucky returned an indictment charging two Kentucky real estate professionals with conspiring to rig bids at an estate auction for farmland and timber rights. According to the indictment, Barry Dyer and Mackie Shelton conspired with others to rig bids at a 2018 auction for hundreds of acres of farmland and a tract of timber rights. The indictment alleges that Dyer and Shelton demanded and accepted a $40,000 payoff from competing auction participants to stop bidding, artificially suppressing the sales price of the farmland. Powers of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. The Antitrust Division’s Washington Criminal I Section is prosecuting the case, which was investigated with the assistance of the FBI’s International Corruption Unit.justice.gov
Liberty Flames win season opener 30-24 over Western Kentucky
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Liberty Flames defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 30-24 in their 2020 season opener. For the first time in nearly 4 years Liberty had a different starting quarterback after Stephen “Buckshot” Calvert graduated a season ago. Western Kentucky made another late comeback attempt when Pigrome threw his third touchdown pass, for 36 yards, with 3:04 remaining in the game. While the Flames defense didn’t record any sacks, it did create havoc in the backfield with 16 tackles for loss. Liberty will now return home to prepare for a 1 p.m. kickoff against Florida International University at Williams Stadium next Saturday.
Liberty names Willis starting quarterback
Liberty enters game week with Western Kentucky by naming Auburn transfer Malik Willis as their starting quarterback. Willis wins the initial battle with Maine grad transfer Chris Ferguson for the job. He will become the first quarterback not named “Buckshot” to start for the Flames in 43 games. He was Auburn’s backup for two seasons after being a prep star out of Atlanta, Georgia.