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Chemical weapon leak detected at Blue Grass Army Depot

Chemical crews detected a vapor emission in a storage structure that contained sarin (GB) rockets during a routine inspection today. A mobile monitoring laboratory detected the vapor during routine analysis of the atmosphere within the structure, known as an “igloo.” As a safety precaution, a powered filter was connected to the igloo to ensure the […]

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Urban Search and Rescue Course Offered in Campbell County

This is the first comprehensive guide to urban search. It compares factors of an urban/suburban incident with wilderness search, including preplanning, search management, special investigation considerations, use of resources, and documentation. The student will learn how to: understand your urban environment-residential, retail, business, industrial and/or recreational and develop preplans accordingly. Conduct thorough investigations and interviewing […]

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Repairs Complete on Lexington’s NOAA Weather Radio

Updated Wednesday, April 10 – 11:30am The National Weather Service says that repairs on the Lexington NOAA Weather Radio antenna are complete and the radio system is operating normally. If you had disconnected or turned off your NOAA ALL-HAZARDS Weather Radio, please turn it back on. It’s also a good time to make sure you […]

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Stay safe when lawn mowing

For many, spring means getting out the lawn mower and keeping the grass cut and trimmed. Some may look at the old mower and decide it’s time for a new one. But everyone needs to remember that lawn mowing can be one of the most dangerous tasks in the home and there are some things […]

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Updated Fayette County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The final draft for the 2018 Update to the LFUCG Hazard Mitigation Plan is now completed, and ready for public review. View the 2018 plan update here. The hazard mitigation planning process is required under federal law to help communities better prepare for natural and hazardous-materials disaster events and to ensure communities are eligible for […]

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Get Ready for Severe Storms – Know Your Safe Place

If a tornado warning is issued or a tornado has been spotted or indicated by weather radar, you need to seek shelter immediately. However, it’s important to know that not all severe storms are tornadoes. High winds that are NOT tornadoes can cause significant property damage and injuries. The safest place to be when a […]

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Blue Grass Army Depot Readies for Agent Destruction Start

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is undergoing final preparations before the destruction of chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot begins. “This is what we’ve been working toward for years,” said Jeff Brubaker, BGCAPP site project manager. “We are ready to take the next step in destroying these obsolete weapons, […]

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Don’t be a water waster – Check for leaks at home

Kentucky American Water is leveraging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fix a Leak Week to help customers decrease water waste and better manage their water bills. The annual Fix a Leak Week campaign, organized by the EPA’s WaterSense program, will be observed this week, March 18-24. The national campaign helps to raise awareness about […]

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Be Careful When Buying Basketball Tournament Tickets

University of Kentucky Basketball Wildcat fans are ready to follow the team along the road to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game…and Better Business Bureau® serving Central & Eastern Kentucky is reminding fans to beware of questionable sources for tickets. “Good seats at the various venues will be in demand,” said Heather Clary, BBB Director of Communications. […]

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What to do when there’s a wind advisory

When high winds are expected, the National Weather Service will issue a wind advisory or high wind warning. Spring storms typically bring memorable gusts to the Bluegrass, but Lexington has seen strong, damaging straight-line winds in all seasons. High winds can topple trees, snap utility lines, overturn vehicles, and turn debris and unsecured belongings into dangerous projectiles. More […]

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