MARION COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A Friday night fire claimed the life of a Kentucky man.
Kentucky State Police said the fire was on Penick Road in Marion County. Gerald Mays, Jr., 55, died in the fire. Police believe a wood stove may have been the cause.
The investigation is on-going, but foul play is not suspected. No one else was home at the time of the fire.
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In Jackson County, twenty-three roads were closed by Saturday afternoon, including parts of US 250, 256 and 258.
Rising floodwaters all across WAVE Country are causing widespread problems. Others are finding creative ways to document what is projected to be a historic weather event in Louisville.
As of Thursday night, the Ohio River was in minor flood stage. It is forecast to crest in moderate flood stage.
The American Red Cross has opened eight shelters for those displaced by flooding and severe weather in WAVE Country.
Flood Watches and Warnings remain in effect throughout the weekend across WAVE Country.