Flooding blights Red River Gorge

Written By: Erin Albright, Staff Writer In Southeast Kentucky, extreme rainfall caused significant flooding of the Red and Kentucky Rivers early last week. Days of rain, ice and snow storms dumped four to seven inches of water across a large portion of the state, pushing rivers to water levels not seen for decades. This was a record amount of rainfall for the area. Flooding began on March 1 in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky. In response, Governor Andy Beshear declared a State of Emergency in 13 counties, while at least 49 counties issued additional disaster declarations. Fast-moving floodwaters … Continue reading Flooding blights Red River Gorge

Flooding creates chaos for soccer

By: Riley Head ~Guest Writer~ The turf of the soccer field was damaged beyond repair due to the extreme flooding on Aug. 28, forcing the men’s and women’s soccer teams to find new places to play until a new plan for the field is put in place. The team has been travelling to various high schools to utilize their fields, including Saint Ursula and Summit Country Day School. More than four inches of rain fell in a few hours, earning the event the nickname “The Norwood Flood of 2016,” according to The Enquirer. The damaging rain began in the afternoon … Continue reading Flooding creates chaos for soccer