What do tornadoes and politics have in common? They both have the power to uproot and change the status quo.
by Ivan Potter
It was Tuesday, February 5th, 2008. For a political junkie, it was a perfect day. Life was good. The polls in Kentucky had just closed. The time was a little after 6:00 pm. I had just placed my steak dinner in a strategic position between my wine glass and the TV remote. Then before the first bite, all hell broke loose
On the day of Super Tuesday and the tornadoes that followed that night, the temperature had reached a high of 71 degrees. This was the sixth day of February.
In August of 2007, Clinton, KY. had two weeks of temperatures over 100 degrees. Many of these days had reached a scorning 112 degrees (with heat index). The air took your breath away as you walked outside.
This was the third August with extreme heat. Except this year, we had an extreme drought as well. Each year since 2005, we have had an average increase of 20% the number of days that extreme heat has impacted west Kentucky.
What does it mean?