WKYT News at 4:00 PM on 12-05-14

WKYT News at 4:00 PM on 12-05-14


BUILDING… INVESTIGATORS ARE CALLING THE FIRE SUSPICIOUS. WE’RE IN NICHOLASVILLE WITH THE LATEST! AND A BIG BATTLE TONIGHT IN RUPP WITH TWO TOP TEN TEAMS. WE’LL GET YOU READY FOR KENTUCKY AND TEXAS LIVE FROM WILDCAT CENTRAL WITH ROB BROMLEY AND KENTUCKY SPORTS RADIO’S MATT JONES! WELCOME TO WKYT NEWS AT FOUR… I’M JENNIFER PALUMBO ON THIS VERY WET FRIDAY. IT’S ALSO MUCH WARMER THAN YESTERDAY WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE FIFTIES AND EVEN A FEW SIXTIES. YOU’RE LOOKING LIVE AT RUPP ARENA WHERE UK FANS WILL NEED THE PONCHOS. METEOROLOGIST JIM CALDWELL HAS A FIRST LOOK AT THE FORECAST. A break in the pattern is about to come our way. After days of rain, mist, and more rain… some relief is coming. The past several days have been action packed. Rounds of showers and even the occasional thunderstorm have passed through Kentucky. Some of the heavier rounds are still lining up and getting ready to move across Kentucky during the early parts of Saturday. I do think that some of us will actually catch some relief by Saturday afternoon and evening. That comes with a price though, temps will begin dropping again. INVESTIGATORS NOW SAY THEY DON’T BELIEVE A FIRE THAT DESTROYED ONE OF NICHOLASVILLE’S OLDEST BUILDINGS WAS AN ACCIDENT. THE FIRE BROKE OUT LAST NIGHT AT THE CORNER OF FIRST STREET AND WALNUT. THE BUILDING.. WHICH IS MORE THAN 200 YEARS OLD… IS NOW SPLIT UP INTO APARTMENTS. W-K-Y-T’S WHITNEY WETZEL IS IN JESSAMINE COUNTY… WHERE FIRE INVESTIGATORS SPENT THE DAY AT THE BURNED-OUT BUILDING. ITS OUR TOP STORY AT 4. “Investigators spent hours back out here at the scene this morning. So far, they haven’t been able to figure out a cause of the fire, but firefighters say it does leave them suspicious.” Police and firefighters have been here at the corner of First and Walnut all morning…that after spending about seven hours on scene last night. A fire at this apartment building started around 6:00, and by the time crews got here, they say flames were out of control. A pregnant woman was found asleep inside one of the units. Crews were able to get her out to safety…but they weren’t able to save much of the building. This morning, investigators weren’t able to go too far inside because of the amount of damage. So far, they haven’t been able to determine a cause for the fire, but say they are suspicious. Lt. Johnny Adams / Nicholasville Fire Dept. “We have eyewitnesses that have video, and from that imagery, the fire was just really fast-moving and fast- developing. Due to fire behavior, in the middle of the day, it’s kind of unlikely.” “We’re told several tenants here had recently been evicted from their apartments. In Nicholasville, Whitney Wetzel, WKYT.” OFFICIALS SAY THE PREGNANT WOMAN WHO WAS RESCUED FROM THE BUILDING LEFT THE SCENE SHORTLY AFTER. POLICE SAY SHE HAS WARRANTS OUT FOR HER ARREST. KENTUCKY BLEW OUT FIFTH RANKED KANSAS A FEW WEEKS AGO. TONIGHT THE CATS HAVE ANOTHER TOP- TEN MATCHUP. THE NATION’S TOP- RANKED TEAM FACES SIXTH-RANKED TEXAS IN RUPP. WKYT’S ROB BROMLEY IS AT WILDCAT CENTRAL TO GET FANS READY… HI ROB! HERE AT WILDCAT CENTRAL THE FANS ARE JUST STARTING TO ARRIVE AND THEY ARE CERTAINLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MATCHUP… TOP RANKED KENTUCKY AND NUMBER SIX TEXAS…. THE LONGHORNS HAVE NOT LOST… THEY’RE 7-0 JUST LIKE THE CATS. THEY’VE BEEN WITHOUT POINT GUARD ISIAH TAYLOR… BUT THIS IS A TEAM THAT SHOULD CHALLENGE KENTUCKY… ESPECIALLY THE CATS BIG MEN: Coach John Calipari/UK Basketball: ” And they run. They fly up and down the court. They’ve got good scorers. They’ve got great length and they run good stuff. I’ts gonna be a hard game for us.” Aaron Harrison/UK Guard: ” Play like we play sort of. Kind of block at the rim and clog up the lane and just be a disciplined team.” SO IT’S THE CATS AND THE HORNS… THE SEC BIG 12 CHALLENGE.. SEVEN O’CLOCK TIP ON ESPN TOMORROW NIGHT AT RUPP. COMING UP IN THE NEXT HOUR… COACH CAL SAYS HIS TEAM NEEDS A GEM LIKE THIS… AND THERE WILL BE MORE IN THE DAYS AHEAD… JENNIFER THAT’S IT FROM WILDCAT CENTRAL BACK TO YOU. THANKS ROB… THE CATS HAVE A BUSY WEEKEND, TEY’LL BE BACK ON THE COURT SUNDAY AGAINST EKU. KSR’S MATT JONES JOINS ME FROM WILDCAT CENTRAL IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. WE ARE WORKING ON A NUMBER OF OTHER STORIES FOR YOU… ON WKYT STARTING AT 4:30. SAM DICK JOINS US FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH A LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEWS IN PROGRESS. IT’S A DANGEROUS PROBLEM…THAT SCHOOL OFFICALS ADMIT NEEDS TO BE FIXED. HIGH LEVELS OF RADON WERE DETECTED AT THE LOCUST TRACE AGRI- SCIENCE CENTER…A TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL ON LEESTOWN ROAD. THE C-D-C SAYS IT IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER IN THE U-S. SCHOOL LEADERS SAY THE SUPERINTENDENT IS MAKING THIS ISSUE A PRIORITY. THEY HOPE TO FIX THE PROBLEM OVER THE WINTER BREAK. COMING UP ON WKYT NEWS AT FIVE, WE’LL TELL YOU HOW MUCH THIS EMERGENCY FIX WILL COST! THERE’S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT IN PULASKI COUNTY! A PEP RALLY IS PLANNED AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN BOWLING GREEN! THE MAROONS WILL PLAY GRAVES COUNTY FOR THE STATE TITLE… KICK-OFF IS AT SEVEN. IT’S THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW PULASKI COUNTY IS PLAYING FOR THE ULTIMATE TROPHY IN KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL….BUT LAST YEAR THAT QUEST ENDED IN A LOSS. WE’LL HAVE A PREVIEW COMING UP ON WKYT NEWS AT FIVE. A CENTRAL KENTUCKY SEMI-TRUCK DRIVER IS ACCUSED OF RECKLESS DRIVING. POLICE SAY HE NEARLY HIT AN OFFICER IN A POLICE CRUISER AND EMERGENCY WORKERS. WE CAPTURED THE CLOSE CALL ON CAMERA. WINCHESTER POLICE BELIEVE 37-YEAR-OLD, QUINCY COLLIER GOT TIRED OF WAITING FOR CREWS TO CLEAR A WRECK ON LEXINGTON AVENUE EARLY THIS MORNING, SO HE BARRELED THROUGH THE BARRIER. YOU’LL HEAR THE SHOCKING DETAILS FROM POLICE ON WKYT NEWS AT SIX. THAT’S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEWS IN PROGRESS. JENNIFER BACK TO YOU! NOW TO SOME STORIES MAKING HEADLINES ACROSS THE NATION AT FOUR… NEW YORK’S POLICE COMMISSIONER IS PROMISING MORE TRAINING FOR THE CITY’S OFFICERS. PROTESTERS TOOK TO THE STREETS AND BLOCKED TRAFFIC IN SEVERAL MAJOR CITIES DURING A SECOND NIGHT OF DEMONSTRATIONS FOR ERIC GARNER. IN NEW YORK’S TIMES SQUARE, PROTESTORS SCUFFLED WITH POLICE WHO MADE ARRESTS…OTHERS MARCHED ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE. SIMILAR SCENES PLAYED OUT IN BOSTON, CHICAGO AND MINNEAPOLIS. THE ANGER FOLLOWS WEDNESDAY’S GRAND JURY DECISION NOT TO INDICT A WHITE NYPD OFFICER IN THE APPARENT CHOKEHOLD DEATH OF ERIC GARNER, AN UNARMED BLACK MAN. We’re trying to improve the way our officers interact and approach people, and if they have to engage in force, making sure they have better skills. PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ENLISTED PHILADELPHIA’S POLICE COMMISSIONER TO RECOMMEND WAYS TO REBUILD PUBLIC TRUST IN POLICE. PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES HIS NOMINEE FOR THE NEXT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. ASHTON CARTER, FORMER DEPUTY DEFENSE SECRETARY FROM 2011 TO 2013, HAS BEEN TAPPED TO REPLACE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL. OBAMA SAYS CARTER KNOWS THE PENTAGON “INSIDE AND OUT,” WHICH MEANS “ON DAY ONE, HE’LL BE READY TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.” With a record of service that spans more than 30 years in public service as an advisor as a scholar … foremost national security leader HAGEL WILL STEP DOWN AS SOON AS THE SENATE CONFIRMS HIS REPLACEMENT. STARBUCKS IS BREWING UP A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE… WHY THAT PLAN IS SENDING STARBUCKS STOCK SOARING…NEXT IN WKYT MONEYWATCH! AND PEOPLE HOPING FOR A PAIR OF L-L BEANS ICONIC BOOTS…MAY HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE. WHY THEY’RE STRUGGLING TO MEET DEMAND COMING UP ON WKYT NEWS AT 4. UP — AFTER THE COMPANY TOLD INVESTORS WHAT’S BREWING TO TRY TO DOUBLE ITS REVENUE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. THE COFFEE MAKER WILL SERVE WINE AND BEER AT THOUSANDS OF LOCATIONS. IT’S ALSO GOING HIGH TECH. THE MOBILE APP WILL LET CUSTOMERS PLACE THEIR COFFEE ORDERS ONLINE AND PAY IN ADVANCE – WHICH MEANS THEY CAN SKIP THE LINE WHEN THEY PICK UP THEIR ORDER. IN SOME LOCATIONS… STARBUCKS WILL ALSO START DELIVERING! STARBUCKS SAYS ONLINE SHOPPING HAS CUT INTO ITS STORE TRAFFIC. APPLE ALLEGEDLY DELETED MUSIC FROM CUSTOMERS IPODS — IF IT WAS DOWNLOADED FROM RIVAL SERVICES. ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — LAWYERS REPRESENTING IPOD USERS ARGUED THAT IN COURT YESTERDAY. THEIR LAWSUIT WANTS APPLE TO PAY 350 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES. APPLE SAYS THE ACTIONS WERE LEGITIMATE SECURITY MEASURES USED TO PREVENT PIRACY. AMAZON IS MOVING INTO PRIVATE LABELS…WITH ITS OWN LINE OF DIAPERS AND BABY WIPES. THEY’RE CALLED AMAZON ELEMENTS. THEY’RE INEXPENSIVE AND TARGETED AT PARENTS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. PRODUCTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF ITS $99 A YEAR PRIME SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE. IF L-L BEAN’S SIGNATURE BOOT IS ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST, YOU MAY NEED TO PUT IT ON NEXT YEAR’S. THE COMPANY, BASED IN MAINE, REPORTS THERE ARE CURRENTLY 60- THOUSAND BACK ORDERS FOR ITS BOOTS – SOME STYLES FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. THE COMPANY SAYS IT’S HIRING 100 WORKERS, BUYING NEW EQUIPMENT, AND WILL BE WORKING 24-7 THIS WEEKEND TO TRY TO TRY TO CATCH UP WITH DEMAND. CC: The University of Kentucky annually presents its “Collage” concert, a much anticipated holiday tradition throughout central Kentucky, which features highly acclaimed UK musical groups. The University of Kentucky choirs’ holiday “Collage” concert has always been a little hard to get a handle on. It’s just something you have to see, and this year’s edition is something to see. More than 500 musicians are involved in the show. It’s a wide range of musicians. The UK Choirs are the stars of the show, but they constantly cede the stage to other acts such as the UK Steel Band, the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir, the Alluring hand bell ensemble and some of UK’s newest faculty. The highlights included a sumptuous “Ave Maria” by the UK Men’s Chorus which highlighted their precision and sensitivity; the UK Chorale’s “Estampie natalis” with the UK Chorale and viola faculty Deborah Lander leading an intriguing ensemble of cello, piccolo and percussion; and new voice faculty Cynthia Lawrence making you forget all those other “O Holy Nights” you’ve heard. A few years ago, UK President Lee Todd said the UK School of Music was “on fire,” and “Collage” served as an apt illustration of that. THE CATS HAVE THEIR BIGGEST HOME TEST OF THE SEASON TONIGHT WITH SIXTH-RANKED TEXAS IN RUPP. THE LONGHORNS HOPE TO DO SOMETHING THEY’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE. AND UK’S FOOTBALL SEASON COMES TO AN END. NEXT ON WKYT NEWS AT 4, KSR’S MATT JONES JOINS ME LIVE AS WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AND TALK ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR. IN THIS COUNTDOWN TO GAME TIME, A TOP-TEN MATCHUP IN RUPP AND UK’S FOOTBALL SEASON COMES TO AN END. TOP-RANKED KENTUCKY TAKES ON SIXTH-RANKED TEXAS TONIGHT IN THE SEC/BIG 12 CHALLENGE. THE CATS AND LONGHORNS ARE BOTH UNDEFEATED WITH SEVEN WINS EACH. KENTUCKY SPORTS RADIO’S MATT JONES JOINS ME LIVE FROM WILDCAT CENTRAL… AND MATT, TEXAS IS LOOKING FOR ITS FIRST WIN OVER THE AP’S TOP-RANKED TEAM. THERE A CHANCE EY GET IT TONIGHT? Top-ranked Kentucky welcomes the No. 6/7 Texas Longhorns to Rupp Arena on Friday, December 5 as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The game will be televised on ESPN and tip is set for 7 p.m. ET. Perhaps no other team in the country is as big as the Cats, but if there’s one team that can really challenge Kentucky’s size, it is the Longhorns. While Kentucky’s backcourt will hold a noticeable height advantage against Texas – and just about everyone else – the frontcourt battle will be loaded. But Texas’ size isn’t the only thing John Calipari sees that will present problems for his team. “They fly up and down the court,” Calipari said. “They’ve got good scorers. They have great length. They run good stuff. It’s going to be a hard game for us.” UK’S FOOTBALL SEASON IS OVER… ENDING WITH A HEARTBREAKING 44- 40 LOSS AT LOUISVILLE AND A RECORD OF FIVE AND SEVEN. WHAT GRADE WOULD YOU GIVE UK FOR THIS SEASON? Brandon Radcliff ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 2:47 remaining and safety Gerod Holliman sealed it with Brandon Radcliff ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 2:47 remaining and safety Gerod Holliman sealed it with an NCAA record-tying 14th interception with 35 seconds left, helping No. 22 Louisville earn a wild 44-40 victory over Kentucky on Saturday. No lead was safe in a back-and-forth game between rivals that got physical before kickoff. The game was equally as charged. There were four fourth-quarter lead changes alone. The Cardinals ultimately got the last word by driving 81 yards for the game- winning score that capped their fourth and final comeback against the Wildcats .Kentucky’s last possession ended with Holliman picking off Patrick Towles and returning it 65 yards to the 2 before Louisville ran out the clock and sparked a celebration. Kentucky freshman ilback ae oom” Williams sd for 126 yards two TDs, bargi through several tackles for 14-yard go-ahead score for a 40-37 lead with 5:31 left. NOW MARK STOOPS IS SEARCHING FOR A NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AFTER NEAL BROWN LEFT TO TAKE THE HEAD JOB AT TROY UNIVERSITY WHERE HE WORKED AS AN ASSISTANT. AFTER TWO SEASONS AFTER TWO SEASONS AS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AT KENTUCKY, NEAL BROWN WAS OFFICIALLY NAMED HEAD COACH AT TROY UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT FROM 2006-09. UK HEAD COACH MARK STOOPS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT CONGRATULATING BROWN. “I AM VERY HAPPY FOR NEAL TO EARN A HEAD COACHING JOB AND BELIEVE TROY HAS MADE AN OUTSTANDING HIRE,” STOOPS SAID. “CONGRATULATIONS TO NEAL AND HIS FAMILY AND I APPRECIATE HIS HARD WORK AT KENTUCKY.” IT’S GOING TO BE A WET WALK TO RUPP IT’S GOING TO BE A WET WALK TO RUPP TONIGHT FOR UK FANS. HERE’S JIM WITH WHAT FANS CAN EXPECT. A break in the pattern is about to come our way. After days of rain, mist, and more rain… some relief is coming. The past several days have been action packed. Rounds of showers and even the occasional thunderstorm have passed through Kentucky. Some of the heavier rounds are still lining up and getting ready to move across Kentucky during the early parts of Saturday. I do think that some of us will actually catch some relief by Saturday afternoon and evening. That comes with a price though, temps will begin dropping again.