Carlisle, KYWTVQ

UPDATE: Nicholas flood victim a ‘strong, independent woman,’ family says

CARLISLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Heavy rains that led to flash flooding overnight has left one person dead and a county devastated. On Friday, the Nicholas County coroner’s office pronounced 66-year-old Deborah Ritchie dead. According to Carlisle and Nicholas County fire crews, her body was found in the brush fork creek, about 600 feet from her home. Community members say the discovery was devastating.
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Flood Claims One Life In Carlisle

A woman was found dead after a flash flood early Friday morning in Carlisle, Kentucky. The body of 66-year-old Deborah Richie was found by the Carlisle and Nicholas County fire departments floating more than 600 feet away from her home, according the coroner’s office. Carlisle police dispatch got a distress...
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Ohio StateWSAZ

Local Ohio counties see increase in COVID-19 cases

IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) - Health officials are urging people not to let their guard down as the COVID-19 delta variant is leading to an increase in cases. Gallia, Scioto, and Lawrence counties are among the top four of the highest number of cases per 100,000 in the state of Ohio. Adams County ranks first in that category.
Lewis County,

COVID guidelines released for Lewis County Schools

Lewis County Schools have released COVID safety guidelines for the return to school. Superintendent Jamie Weddington said the guidelines follow the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Department of Public Health/CDC information. As these agencies update or change any of their guidance, the district will also update to ensure most...
Hamilton County,

Majority Of Tri-State Has 'Substantial' Or 'High' COVID Transmission, Prompting New CDC Guidance

Nearly every county in the Tri-State now has substantial or high transmission of COVID-19, triggering new guidance from the CDC on mask wearing and testing. The CDC identifies "substantial transmission" when an area has more than 50 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days. "High transmission," the highest category, is defined as having more than 100 cases per 100,000 population.