WKYT News at 11:00 pm 1-21-16


storm blowing into central and eastern Kentucky. I’ve got the latest call for snowfall, and we’ll talk about the possibility that it shuts parts of the state down.” “Monique: Items at local grocery stores are flying off the shelves. Coming up, I’ll show you how the customers are preparing for the expected storm.” and john calipari earned his ‘first’ win as kentucky coach… at arkansas tonight. “Tracking. Alerting. Protecting. WKYT News begins with Weather.” TONIGHT… A ‘POWERFUL’ AND DANGEROUS WINTER STORM IS MOVING CLOSER TO THE BLUEGRASS. MORE THAN A ‘FOOT’ OF SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST.. FOR PARTS OF KENTUCKY. THE ‘ENTIRE’ STATE IS UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING. WE BEGIN OUR TEAM COVERAGE WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST CHRIS BAILEY…. ON THIS WKYT FIRST ALERT SEVERE WEATHER DAY. A major winter storm is going to try and shut down much of the bluegrass state Friday into Friday night. Significant snowfall and high winds will combine to produce whiteout conditions for several hours.- A wintry mix develops across southern Kentucky tonight and lifts to the north. – This should be mainly snow as it arrives into our region Friday morning. – Bands of moderate to heavy snow will set up Friday afternoon and evening across much of central and eastern Kentucky. – Winds of 30-35mph will create blowing and drifting snow for many areas. – Snowfall accumulations should be significant and range from 3″-8″ in far southern Kentucky to 5″-16″ for the rest of our region. – The snow will taper off Saturday as temps drop toward zero Saturday night. TONIGHT… STATE, CITY, AND COUNTY LEADERS ALL HAVE THE SAME MESSAGE… STAY HOME TOMORROW, UNLESS IT’S AN EMERGENCY. GOVERNOR BEVIN HAS CLOSED ‘ALL’ STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES TOMORROW… AND THE STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER HAS BEEN ACTIVATED AT A HEIGHTENED LEVEL OF ALERT. THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AND FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE AMONG THE ‘MANY’ SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND UNIVERSITIES CLOSED TOMORROW. IN LEXINGTON… CITY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW… AND THERE WILL BE NO GARBAGE PICK-UP. THE CITY IS ALSO TELLING PEOPLE ALONG SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES TO ‘MOVE’ THEIR CARS OFF THE ROADS. YOU CAN PARK ‘FREE’ AT CITY- OWNED PARKING GARAGES.. UNTIL NOON SUNDAY. AND AS MONIQUE BLAIR FOUND OUT TONIGHT… SHOPPERS LEFT MANY GROCERY STORE SHELVES ‘BARE’… IN LEXINGTON. SHE’S LIVE INSIDE THE BRYAN STATION ROAD KROGER. MONIQUE? THIS IS THE BREAD AISLE AT THE BRYAN STATION KROGER— THIS STORE HAS BEEN NON STOP BUSY TODAY— ITEMS ARE ALMOST LITERALLY FLYING OFF THE SHELVES…AND AS MANY OF YOU PREPARED FOR THE IMPENDING STORM…SO ARE CITY OFFICIALS. “lexington is ready. our focus is on getting our roads clear as fast as quickly as we can.” During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jim Gray said the city has allotted nearly 300- thousanddollars to hire outside contractors to help city crews treat and plow the roads. Meanwhile Chief of Police Mark Barnard explained why it is so crucial that you stay off the roads if you can. “less than 2 inches yesterday and we had over 115 automobile accidents those were calls for service that officers are being tied up on so And as the city prepares for the impending storm… “its just pandemonium.” so are many of you. “This is absolutely nuts, i’ve never seen anything like it.” “the parking lot was just like people are parked like anywhere they can put a car. Stores are having a tough time keeping many items on the shelves. “all the bananas are gone. gone. really gone.” “you can’t put it out fast enough.” “he’s carrying some packages of hamburger and i hollered at him, i said sir i could surely use one of those.” But through all of this excitement– some people like LuAnn Hipsher are trying to keep a positive outlook on the possibility of being stuck in her house. ” i’ll drink water. There’s no milk? There’s no milk, anywhere in town i understand.” KROGER TELLS ME THEY ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO RESTOCK THE SHELVES AND I’M TOLD THEY HAVE SHIPMENTS COMING IN RIGHT NOW… IT’S JUST SIMPLY BEEN HARD TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND.ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF FOOD HERE. LIVE IN LEXINGTON MONIQUE BLAIR WKYT. THE FAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS ‘ACTIVATING’ ITS WINTER CARE PROGRAM TOMORROW. DEPUTIES WILL OFFER RIDES TO AND FROM WORK… FOR PEOPLE IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY, OR THOSE WHO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES. THEY’LL ALSO HELP PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GO TO A ‘CRITICAL’ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT… OR WHO NEED A ‘CRITICAL’ PRESCRIPTION FILLED. DEPUTIES CAN ALSO DO WELFARE CHECKS… FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE.. OR THOSE WHO LIVE ALONE. AND THEY’LL ALSO HAND OUT COATS AND BLANKETS.. TO PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM. PEOPLE IN MOREHEAD ARE PREPARING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE THAN A ‘FOOT’ OF SNOW. MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY HAS CANCELED CLASSES… AND CLOSED OFFICES TOMORROW. TONIGHT… GARRETT WYMER TALKED TO PEOPLE IN ROWAN COUNTY… ABOUT THEIR LAST-MINUTE PREPARATIONS. IT WAS A BUSY NIGHT IN MOREHEAD. A LOT OF PEOPLE…WITH A LOT TO GET DONE. AND ONLY A FEW HOURS TO DO IT. “I grabbed the last loaf of bread and everyone was really mad at me for it. But I just grabbed it and ran – tucked it and just went!” AT MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY… ADMINISTRATORS SAY AFTER WATCHING THE FORECAST WORSEN OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS… THEY DECIDED TO CLOSE ON FRIDAY. PROVOST STEVE RALSTON SAYS THEY STILL HAD TO PREPARE FOR THE STORM, THOUGH, FOR STUDENTS STAYING BEHIND. “The students have been made aware what’s happening, if you’re on campus, here’s all the services we’ll continue for you. So we made sure they’re taken care of.” “Several students I talked to said they were going to turn the snow day into a long weekend – and get out of town while they still could.” “Since they canceled this afternoon, they gave everyone a chance to make plans and get out of town and be trapped somewhere else. I’m going to my girlfriend’s this weekend, so that’ll be a lot better than being trapped here in Morehead.” MEANWHILE…EVERYO NE ELSE GEARED UP AND GOT READY FOR WHAT COULD BE A LONG COUPLE OF DAYS OF WINTER WEATHER. SOMETHING…BELIEVE IT OR NOT…SOME SAY THEY LOOK FORWARD TO. “I love snow. No one ever gets that reaction, but I love snow. And people think I’m crazy, but I love it.”IN MOREHEAD… GARRETT WYMER… W-K-Y-T. IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR A SNOWBLOWER TODAY… YOU PROBABLY HAD A HARD TIME FINDING ONE. LEXINGTON OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT… ON WINCHESTER ROAD… WAS ONE OF THE ‘FEW’ STORES IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY SELLING THEM. ONE WOMAN AT THE STORE… SAID SHE HAD JUST MOVED HERE FROM MICHIGAN. “Gertis Fordjour- Johnson/Looking for snowblower: Ironically, I just got rid of a nice snowblower in Michigan, before moving here, which I wish I had.” STORE WORKERS SAY THEY SOLD OUT OF ALL THE SNOWBLOWERS.. THEY HAD TODAY. THE WINTER STORM HAS FORCED THE CORBIN ARENA…. TO ‘POSTPONE’ SATURDAY NIGHT’S BRAD PAISLEY CONCERT. A NEW DATE FOR THE CONCERT HAS NOT BEEN SET. ARENA LEADERS SAY TICKET REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE… AT THE ORIGINAL POINT OF PURCHASE. ON WKYT-DOT- COM… WE HAVE A FULL LIST OF SCHOOL, BUSINESS, AND ACTIVITY CLOSINGS AND CANCELATIONS. STAY WITH WKYT THROUGHOUT THE DAY TOMORROW… FOR COMPLETE, TEAM COVERAGE OF THE WINTER STORM. AND WKYT THIS MORNING WILL START ‘EARLY’… AT FOUR-AM. ARKANSAS HAS BEEN A TOUGH PLACE FOR THE U-K BASKETBALL TEAM TO PLAY IN RECENT YEARS. BUT TONIGHT… THE CATS HOPED TO CHANGE THAT. ROB BROMLEY JOINS US WITH HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GAME. JOHN CALIPARI SHAKING HIS LINEUP TONIGHT… DEREK WILLIS GETTING THE START IN PLACE OF MARCUS LEE AND THE BIG MEN SHOWED UP… ALEX POYTHRESS WAS GREAT RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE… HE WENT TO THE BOARDS… KENTUCKY JUMPED OUT TO AN EARLY LEAD…. AND QUICLY ADDED TO IT… THANKS TO THE PLAY OF DEREK WILLIS WHO SCORES INSIDE… CAL HAS BEEN SAYING SKAL LABISSIERE IS IMPROVING… IT SHOWED TONIGHT… THE FOLLOW SLAM KETUCKY UP TEN… LATE FIRST HALF.. SKAL WITH THE JUMPER… CATS LED 36-24 AT THE HALF. LABISSIERE WITH 11. IN THE SECOND HALF… TYLER ULIS AND JAMAL MURRAY COME UP BIG… ULIS ENDED UP WITH A CAREER HIGH 24… OFF THE BLCOK BY SKAL…. MURRAY GETS LAYUP… HE ENDED UP WITH 19… THEY COMBINED FOR 43 POINTS… AND A BIG WIN FOR KENTUCKY. 80-66… CAL’S FIRST WIN IN BUD WALTON ARENA SINCE COMING TO UK. THE UK WOMENS’ TEAM AT OLE MISS… 73-65. MUCH MORE COMING UP… HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WOMENS GAME… AND SOME POST GAME REACTION FROM ARKANSAS. THANKS ROB… THE CATS ARE BACK HOME SATURDAY TO PLAY VANDY. A MAN SITTING IN A CAR AT A LEXINGTON INTERSECTION… ENDED UP BEING ‘SHOT’ TONIGHT. WHAT POLICE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION… IN NINE MINUTES. “Chris: A major winter storm is going to try and shut down much of the bluegrass state Friday into Friday night.” shut down much of the bluegrass state Friday into Friday night. Significant snowfall and high winds will combine to produce whiteout conditions for several hours.- A wintry mix develops across southern Kentucky tonight and lifts to the north. – This should be mainly snow as it arrives into our region Friday morning. – Bands of moderate to heavy snow will set up Friday afternoon and evening across much of central and eastern Kentucky. – Winds of 30-35mph will create blowing and drifting snow for many areas. – Snowfall accumulations should be significant and range from 3″-8″ in far southern Kentucky to 5″-16″ for the rest of our region. – The snow will taper off Saturday as temps drop toward zero Saturday night. KENTUCKY’S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER HAS MADE A FEW ADDITIONS… TO THE STATE’S MATH AND ENGLISH STANDARDS. THAT’S IN SEVEN MINUTES. If you need a reason to start
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at regular menu price. Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Football. PapaJohns.com THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOOTING A MAN… WHO WAS SITTING INSIDE A CAR. IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE SIX TONIGHT… NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SEVENTH AND MAPLE. POLICE SAY A MAN APPROACHED A CAR… AND STARTED TALKING TO THE PEOPLE INSIDE IT. THEY SAY HE THEN SHOT ONE OF THE PASSENGERS IN THE LEG… BEFORE LEAVING. POLICE SAY THE INJURED MAN THEN WENT TO LANCASTER AVENUE FOR HELP. THEY SAY HIS INJURIES ARE NOT LIFE THREATENING. POLICE SAY THE SHOOTER WAS DRIVING A GOLD CHEVY IMPALA OR MALIBU. A SOUTHERN KENTUCKY MAN DIED TODAY… AFTER POLICE SAY A SALT TRUCK HIT HIS CAR IN WHITLEY COUNTY. THE CRASH HAPPENED JUST BEFORE NOON… ON HIGHWAY 92 EAST OF WILLIAMSBURG. STATE POLICE SAY THE SALT TRUCK CROSSED THE CENTER LINE… AND HIT 59-YEAR-OLD BILLY RAY STEVENS’ CAR. THEY SAY STEVENS DIED AT THE SCENE… TWO OF HIS PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. POLICE AREN’T SURE WHY THE SALT TRUCK CROSSED THE CENTER LINE. NEW TONIGHT… THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING TWO- YEAR-OLD BOY IN TENNESSEE… HAS A SAD ENDING. POLICE SAY SEARCH CREWS FOUND NOAH CHAMBERLIN DEAD TODAY ABOUT A MILE FROM HIS HOME IN CHESTER COUNTY… EAST OF MEMPHIS. THEY SAY THE BOY WENT MISSING A WEEK AGO… AS HE, HIS GRANDMOTHER, AND HIS SISTER WALKED IN THE WOODS NEAR HIS HOME. POLICE SAY NO FOUL PLAY WAS INVOLVED IN THE DISAPPEARANCE. WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION… ABOUT SOME CAR BREAK-INS OUTSIDE A WHITLEY COUNTY CHURCH. THE WHITLEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE POSTED THIS PICTURE ON FACEBOOK TONIGHT… SAYING THESE TWO MEN MAY HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BREAK- INS. INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIND THEM. THE CARS WERE BROKEN INTO SUNDAY MORNING DURING SERVICES AT GOLDBUG BAPTIST CHURCH. POLICE SAY SOME PURSES AND CELL PHONES WERE STOLEN. TWO OTHER CHURCHES NEARBY… ALSO REPORTED CAR BREAK-INS SUNDAY. TODAY… KENTUCKY’S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER CALLED THE STATE SYSTEM OF ASSESSING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS. STEPHEN PRUITT SAYS CALCULUS WILL BE ADDED TO MATH STANDARDS… AND CURSIVE WRITING WILL BE ADDED TO ENGLISH STANDARDS. HE ALSO SAYS THE STATE HAS MADE BIG GAINS IN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES… BUT THE STATE IS STILL WORKING TO CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS. ROB IS BACK WITH US…AND BOTH THE UK MEN AND WOMEN ON THE ROAD TONIGHT. HIGHLIGHTS FROM OLE MISS AND ARKANSAS AND JOHN CALIPARI HAS TO BE PLEASED. SKAL LABISSIERE AND THE REST OF THE UK BIG MEN WITH AN OUTSTANDING GAME. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CATS AND HOGS NEXT. 39-MILLION DOLLARS… AND SATURDAY’S POWERBALL JACKPOT IS 60-MILLION DOLLARS. IMPORTANT GAME FOR THE CATS TONIGHT AT ARKANSAS.. JOHN CALIPARI TRYING TO WIN IN BUD WALTON ARENA FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE COMING TO KENTUCKY. AND ALEX POYTHRESS IS TREMENDOUS IN THE EARLY GOING… HE SCORES INSIDE HERE… HE HAD SIX OF THE CATS FIRST EIGHT POINTS. AND THEN THERE WAS DEREK WILLIS GOING INSIDE AND KENTUCKY LED 10-3. WILLIS SHOWIING WHAT HE CAN DO FROM OUTSIDE.. THE 3-POINTER OUT OF THE CORNER… AND SKAL LABISSIERE CAME OFF THE BENCH AND GOT INTO THE ACT… THE FOLLOW SLAM. CATS UP BY TEN. ARKANSAS WITH THE BIG PLAY OF THE NIGHT… MOSES KINGSLEY GOES IN… THE FOLLOW SLAM… HOGS BACK WITHIN SEVEN… THE LEAD WAS CUT TO FIVE BUT HERE GOES JAMAL MURRAY DOWN THE LANE, THEY GIVE HIM THE BASKET AND THE FOUL… AND THEN SKAL HITS A TURNAROUND… KENTUCKY UP 36-24 AT THE BREAK. INTO THE SECOND HALF… DEREK WILLIS GETTING DOWN COURT… ON THE LOB FROM ISAIAH BRISCOE, CATS LEAD BY FOURTEEN. TYLERULIS MANUEVERING… HE DRIVES AND SCORES… A BIG SECOND HALF AND A CAREER HIGH 24 FOR ULIS. THE FEED FROM ULIS TO SKAL, ANOTHER SLAM FOR THE FRESHMAN AND A FIFTEEN POINT LEAD… JAMAL MURRAY WAS COLD EARLY AND THEN GOT HOT… HE KNOCKS DOWN THE THREE… KENTUCKY UP BY SIXTEEN. 80-66… THE FINAL. BIG GMAE SFOR WILIS AND MURRAY AND LIKEWISE FOR WILLIS AND SKAL.. THE UK WOMEN’S TEAM ALSO ON THE ROAD PLAYING OLE MISS IN OXFORD… KENTUCKY PLAYING FROM BEHIND MOST OF THE GAME…MACI MORRIS WITH AN EXCELLENT FIRST QUARTER…THE MISS BASKETBALL FROM BELL COUNTY HITS THE 15-FOOTER… THEN THE BELL COUNTY PRODUCT WITH THE STRONG TAKE TO THE GLASS…MORRIS WITH 7 IN THE FIRST… MATTHEW MITCHELL HAS WANTED MAKAYLA EPPS TO SHOOT MORE…WHEN SHE GETS INTO THE LANE SHE IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP…EPPS WITH 10 IN THE FIRST HALF…UK DOWN 4 AT THE BREAK… SECOND HALF…OFF THE INBOUNDS…EVELYN AKHATOR SCORES AND SHE IS FOULED…BUT UK STILL TRAILING… OLE MISS GUARD SHEQUILA JOSEPH PULLING THE THREE…THE REBELS LEAD AT 48-42… JOSEPH WASN’T FINISHED…NICE PASSING BY THE REBS…IN THE CORNER TO JOSEPH…THAT THREE MAKES IT A 10-POINT LEAD…TIES HER CAREER HIGH… OLE MISS WITH THE UPSET OVER UK…73- 65 65 EKU LOOKING TO EVEN ITS OVC RECORD…HOSTING JACKSONVILLE STATE… JAVONTAE HAWKINS WITH A DOUBLE-DOUBLE…21 POINTS 10 REBOUNDS SCORES QUICKLY… EKU KEEPS SCORING…JARELLE REISCHEL WITH THE BASELINE JUMPER…REISCHEL WITH 16… FRESHMAN PHENOM NICK MAYO WITH A NICE GAME…HERE HITTING THE TOUGH REVERSE LAYUP… THEN MAYO CASHING IN ON THE DUNK…MAYO WITH 18 POINTS… EKU WINS A SHOOTOUT 91-88. IN MOREHEAD TONIGHT… IT’S THE EAGLES AND TENNESSEE TECH…THE X- MAN…XAVIER MOON GETS THE PASS ON THE CURL AND GOES RIGHT AT THE RACK…GAME HIGH 24 FOR THE MOON- MAN… MOREHEAD STATE AGGRESSIVE ON THE BOARDS…WATCH ANTHONY ILL-LEE- CHEE…PUSHING PEOPLE OUT OF THE WAY…15 POINTS AND 14 REBOUNDS… CORBAN COLLINS WILL MISS THE JUMPER BUT LYONELL GAINES FLIES IN AND SLAMS IT HOME… MSU WINS 81-74 MATT JONES IS NEXT, STAY WITH US…

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