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Judge Melton declared State of Emergency at 3amCT

Knifley Pipeline Explosion: Adair Emergency Management is scheduled to hold a press conference at 12pm noon today at the Knifley Volunteer Fire Department, 6310 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY.

From interview with Adair CJE Ann Melton

Judge Executive Ann Melton, who was on the scene at the Knifley Volunteer Fire Department in Knifley since shortly after 1amCT this morning - with a brief return to Columbia this morning - declared a State of Emergency this morning at 3amCT.

The declaration will allow the County to react more quickly to immediate needs and will help get reimbursement for some of the extraordinary costs handling the Knifley Pipeline Explosions.

In a telephone interview on her return to Knifley, she said that she will be in a meeting with Federal, State, County officials for to make a full assessment of the situation. Judge Melton said that a statement about the situation will follow that meeting.

This story was posted on 2014-02-13 08:53:49
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