A gas leak is likely to blame for an explosion that happened around 5:30 a.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019, in a home in Southern Indiana. A Jefferson fire department spokesperson said that the home was almost completely destroyed and six nearby home were left uninhabitable due to structural damage.
One person died in the blast and two others sere hospitalized with serious injuries. It’s not known at this time if all the victims were inside the home that exploded.
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The driver of a car ran into oncoming traffic on Kentucky State 7 in Elliott County and hit a pickup with two teenagers inside. The man died and both teens were taken to a hospital in Morehead. Kentucky State Police say that the now deceased driver was heading south, and for an unknown reason, crossed the center line striking the pick-up truck.
EMS personnel pronounced the driver dead at the scene, and State Troopers are still investigation the crash. At the time of this report,
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December, 2018: The San Francisco-based ride-share company Spin recently asked Lexington City Council for permission to launch an e-scooter rental program. If all goes according to plan, there could be dozens of rentable e-scooters on Lexington’s streets by spring of 2019.
As of today, Spin is the only company legally allowed to put rentable transportation devices in Lexington. According to this one-year pilot program, however, Lexington officials only allowed Spin to bring pedal bikes into the city.
Members of Lexington’s various transportation committees will need to vote on changing Spin’s contract in upcoming meetings.
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A car struck a woman on Clays Mill Road in front of Jessie M. Clark Middle School a little after 9 am, Thursday, November 15, 2018. According to witnesses, the woman crossed the road and wasn’t using a crosswalk when the car struck her.
Police at the scene say it didn’t appear that her injuries were life threatening, and she was taken to the hospital. The incident is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed.
The Dangers of Road Crossings
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As of November 2018, Lime Scooters are now here in Louisville Kentucky. Some people dislike them but overall they’ve had a great reception, especially since people are used to seeing the nearly identical Bird Scooters around town.
To Rent a Scooter
Renting a scooter is easy. On your Android or iPhone you visit the app store and download the Lime app. The Lime app will show you a map which displays scooters on it near you. You’ll need a driver’s license and a credit card to sign up.
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After unannounced roll-outs and forced evictions, sharable e-scooters have returned to the streets of Indianapolis and Louisville. Since these two high-profile launches are now official, it’s no wonder Clarksville natives are wondering whether these new modes of transportation will soon end up in their city.
Since Clarksville is so close to Louisville, introducing e-scooters into the city must be on Bird and Lime executives’ minds. As of today, however, company execs and local lawmakers haven’t released any concrete information that these scooters will be launched in the city.
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants all citizens to be aware of its Safety Assistance for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) patrol. Created to improve road safety conditions, the SAFE Patrol offers motorists traveling in the Bluegrass State many convenient and complimentary roadside assistance services.
The SAFE Patrol was founded in 2007 to help keep Kentucky’s roadways clear and safe. Since its inception, the SAFE Patrol has helped well over 330,000 motorists in need of assistance.
Just a few of the services the SAFE Patrol can perform include jumping a dead battery,
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Lexington officials recently announced they might introduce rentable electric scooters on the city’s streets in the near future.
Leaders at the city’s Metropolitan Planning Organization say they’ve been working closely with the bike-sharing company Spin to gradually roll out dockless e-scooters. If all goes according to plan, Spin’s e-scooters could be on Lexington’s streets by the spring of 2019.
Since the end of June, Lexington allowed Spin to introduce 300 shareable bikes into the city as part of a one-year pilot program.
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According to Kentucky State Law, there are three groups of people who are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. First, motorcyclists under the age of 21 must wear a DOT-approved helmet at all times. Second, people who only have a motorcycle instruction permit must wear a safety helmet. Last, motorcycle drivers that have held a motorcycle operator’s license for less than one year must strap on a helmet while cruising around the Bluegrass State.
Failure to comply with the above laws could result in serious fines and license suspensions.
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Wearing a helmet on a Bird scooter is always a great idea and reduces injuries and we strongly recommend you do so. However, as of July 2018, adults are not required by law to wear a helmet to ride an electric scooter in Louisville. This law is subject to change and likely will, as noted below.
When you go to rent a Bird scooter, you agree to wear a helmet in the app as well.
Of course, we strongly encourage anyone getting on a scooter,
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