DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)
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flag half mastFRANKFORT, Ky. (2/19/14) – Gov. Steve Beshear yesterday recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky Marine who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
The Governor will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Master Sgt. Torian’s interment for which arrangements are still pending.

Flag status information is available online.

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