Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:12 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:12:33 GMT
In Owensboro, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the police department and see what officers deal with every day. This is a 12-week long class that meets at the Owensboro Police Department. It'sMore >>
In Owensboro, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the police department and see what officers deal with every day.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
The Afghan president on Wednesday suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way his government was being left out of initial peace negotiations with the Taliban meant to find a way to end...More >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) – Joyce and Chuck Linkey were just five days from moving into their new house on Lemoyne Road when Hurricane Katrina hit.
"The water came up to here. So everything below there was damaged and covered with mud," explained Joyce Linkey as she showed some before-and-after-Katrina pictures of her kitchen.
Joyce remembers well the long months spent gutting the home. There are so many other memories she wants to forget, like the smell.
"Like a garbage dump. Oh, it was so bad," she recalled. "Our son came down from Madison, MS, and helped us and the kids begged us to move out of here."
"All the devastation was here. You drove down the street, you felt sick," said Chuck Linkey. "Even coming in and out, you'd say, 'Who in the world would want to live here?'"
Yet the Linkeys chose to stay, even though Katrina destroyed or flooded dozens of homes in their Pass Christian Isle community. And the couple hoped that by rebuilding their house, their neighbors would also return.
"We lived out here two years with absolutely nobody. You woke up in the middle of the night, you didn't have street lights. You didn't have nothing. So there was a lot stress just in that," said Chuck Linkey.
Mr. Linkey used his own tools and skills as a contractor to repair the house. He saved all of his tools when the couple evacuated before the storm, not realizing how handy they would be later. He also offered to lend his tools to his neighbors.
"My door was always open on the shed here," he said. "If they needed a tool, they just came in and got it and brought it back. I never lost one tool."
"Many times we borrowed tools and even our contractor would borrow their tools sometimes," said his neighbor Sydney Wall.
Sydney Wall and her husband returned to the neighborhood two years later. And not long after that, three more families came back, including Dr. Sharon Sofford.
"I bought this property 25 years ago as of this year, in hopes of retiring here. And I've reached my goal," said Sofford.
They credit the Linkeys for encouraging them to come home.
"It was certainly wonderful to see them here and to see them working so hard to be here. So that was certainly an inspiration for sure," said Wall.
Life is a lot brighter now for the Linkeys. Joyce has taken up art.
"Look at the birds and all the trees," she said, holding up a vibrant painting. "I got acrylics, pastels, oils, little bit of everything."
And Chuck still uses his tools, mainly for minor home repairs. The Linkeys have had their share of challenges over the last five years.
"Chuck had five bypasses, and a lot of that was attributed to all the work and the stress of the storm. So we had a house though and we had each other," said Joyce.
And their determination has helped bring their tiny neighborhood back to life.
"This is a wonderful place to live. It is," said Joyce.
"We got a gorgeous view here. I mean, you walk out on the porch, you got the little park across the street. We just love it. It made our community right out of this little neighborhood."
Katrina destroyed or severely damaged 1,800 homes in Pass Christian. Since then, the city has issued 1,100 certificates of occupancy.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:54:15 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
The family's pastor has been at the hospital with the family since the accident Monday night. He tells 14 News the physical scars left by this accident are only the beginning of a long, very traumatic recovery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:45:09 GMT
A traffic alert for drivers in Spencer County. Officials tells us that an overturned semi has traffic down to one lane on eastbound I-64 at the Dale, IN exit. There's no word as of now on injuries. CrewsMore >>
Around 4:00 p.m., an overturned semi caused traffic delays in the eastbound lanes that lasted for a few hours while crews cleared the site. More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
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