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Showing 4 articles from February 9, 2009.

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Ice Storm 2009: Days 4-6 : The Guard Arrives
Broken poles, broken transformers, broken lines, broken trees.  Think of the scene from Siberia when all the trees were blown down in the early 1900s by some unknown force. The damage was everywhere.
 The Kentucky National Guard came to town. They went door to door and offered assistance. They cleared brush and patrolled our neighborhoods. Strange as it might sound, the arrival of the National Guard lightened our hearts and brought hope that we would soon be getting back to normal.
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Of Crystals and Flashlights
What experiences we have had here in Hickman County since the Great Ice Storm of '09 battered us!  For hours the night air was filled with the crackling of thousands of falling ice covered tree limbs interspersed with the sudden, piercing, snap of a shattered tree trunk or power pole.  The tinkling sound of broken glass was everywhere as they fell.
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Ice Storm 2009: Day 7: Sunday: We Gather Together

Sunday, February 1st, We gathered together and thanked God for the sun and a power that couldn't be frozen by an ice storm - love of God, family, friends and neighbors.
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Beshear and Homeland Security Chief in Paducah Tuesday
Gov. Steve Beshear and Sec. Janet Napolitano were in Paducah for a press briefing on storm damage recovery efforts Tuesday. The briefing, held outside in the rain, produced a pledge from the new Homeland Security Director that Kentucky would be reimbursed 75% of the costs of activating the National Guard. 
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