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C1 3 l3: now at 11 white charges upgraded against deadly dui suspect new charges today against a woman accused of killing three people... while driving impaired... the wrong way on i- 75.

L3: now at 11 white bicentennial celebration in woodford county and we'll take you to an historic building in woodford county... nearly as old as the state, itself.

L3 2-name: white tom kenny veronica jean seltzer good evening and welcome in... i'm tom kenny.

And i'm veronica jean seltzer.

It's a story we've been following for you all week... kentucky has now seen twenty-two days without rain... which has created dangerous fire conditions... and put nearly half the state under burn bans.

Fayette county joined that growing list today... and so did woodford county.

Abc 36's alexus larson has the details in our top story at 11.

"when it's this hot and dry and there's little moisture in the ground the fire management chief with the division of forestry says a controlled fire can quickly get out of hand."

"you could start the fire and in 5 minutes or less the fire could have creeped into dry grass or dry leaf little in the forest and it's out of your control."

The fire management chief, brandon howard says it's not normal for september to be this dry or for this many counties to be under a burn ban.

On average - he says the driest and busiest month for fires is october.

"once the leaves start to come off the trees, more sunlight gets to the forest floor, the humidity's going to start dropping as we get further into fall and that's when we really get into a bad situation."

Howard said the last time it was extremely dry was in 2016... a year he describes as catastrophic for fires.

During that year... the division of forestry responded to over a thousnd wild fires that burned more than 71,000 acres.

The next year - there over 800 fires, and 2018 had 360.

So far this year - there's been more than 400 fires.

Under a burn ban.... you're not allowed to set any fire outside until the ban expires.

That includes cooking over a campfire and construction debris fires.

Howard says if you don't take burn bans seriously..... it could cost you.

"if they do let a fire escape and it happens quite often when we respond they will be responsible for suppression costs."

Reporting in lexington, alexus larson, abc36 news.

L3: top story white daniel boone national forest not under burn ban as of right now.... the daniel boone national forest... which includes the red river gorge..

Is not under a burn ban.

But forest officials say they are closely monitoring conditions there... and are encouraging campers to use alternatives to campfires... because the risk of wildfires is high.

Weather animation short weather overview: the heat continues into the second half of the work week with upper 80s to low 90s expected.

Models hints towards very spot showers across the bluegrass for friday however with dry air in place and strong high pressures ridging expect any showers development to most likely evaporate before it hits the ground otherwise known as virga.

The weekend ahead looks to be above average once again with temperatures in the low 90s.

Relief from this heat will be arriving late in the weekend as a cold front slips south into the region.

Hopefully this front will also produce some much need rain.

Lexington has only recorded a trace of precipitation all month!

Tonight: partly cloudy skies with lows in the lower to middle to upper 60s friday: mix of sun and clouds and hot conditions with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

A pop-up afternoon shower could be possible too but don't most of us will stay dry.

Saturday: partly sunny to mostly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late into the overnight hours, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Monday: chance of showers with highs in the low to middle 80s tuesday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the lower 80s wednesday: partly cloudy skies with showers developing, highs in the low to mid 80s.

Thursday: showers likely, high in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Ots image:left water supply concerns water.jpg and officials say the drought is also causing water supply prpoblems. the frankfort plant board says they're getting customer reports of water that is discolored... and has an odor.

The city of georgetown is seeing similar issues... because it has been forced to buy water from frankfort, due to a low supply.

But officials say the water has been tested and is still safe to drink.

A woman accused of causing a deadly interstate wreck is now facing new charges.

Full mug:charges upgraded <none> <none> according to lexington police... charges against 42 year old tammy rodriguez were upgraded today... she's now facing three counts of murder, plus an assault and wanton endangerment charge.

L3: white charges upgraded against dui crash suspect i-75, lexington police say she drove the wrong way on i-75 for a mile, earlier this month, before crashing into two other vehicles.

Police say one passenger in rodriguez's truck was killed... along with two people in one of the cars she hit.

According to arrest records... rodriguez was charged with dui's in multiple counties over the last few years... and police say she was driving without a license at the time of this crash.

A new setback will impact almost every kentuckian.

We told you last night...the state has put a hold on delivering new i-d's you'll need if you want to drive, travel, or go on a military base.

L3: white real i.d.

Licenses hit another setback the federally required cards started rolling out in a pilot program over the summer in franklin and woodford counties..

And the state said they'd be available for everyone by the end of the year.

But that might not be the case now..

Kentucky is saying it overestimated the workload for staff in circuit clerk offices.

The transportation cabinet says it's hoping to set up regional offices dedicated only to issuing these licenses... to fix this problem.

But the delay has some who travel..

Worried.

L3: white rob stevenson travels for work 'if they don't get it done and get it out then how am i going to be able to travel in and out and if they don't get it done then i think my only other choice is to get a passport which would be kind of costly."

L3: white real i.d.

Licenses hit another setback rob stevenson says he's just waiting to find out what he needs to do next.

The deadline for kentucky to meet these federal standards, is october 20-20.

Whether you are in the stadium or watching from home, you know the mississippi state bulldogs for one thing...those dang cowbells.

You may already know the story behind them.

Back in the 30s or the 40s the cowbells started showing up at davis wade stadium.

Word of mouth say a cow wandered onto the field during a game with a bell on...the rest is history.

Football fans across the country may joke about how annoying they are, but imagine having to deal with those and playing football...especial ly if you're a young guy in your first road game.

On top of that, the cats will be taking on a tough bulldogs team.

Terry wilson has started his road to recovery.

Also we begin to c1 3 preview our high school highlight rell game of the week...lexington catholic versus l- c-a.

Tom and v-j back to you.

Are you a fan of local history?

A woodford county building almost as old as the state is celebrating its 200th birthday.

The woodford county historical society invited the whole community to celebrate its building...formerly known as big spring church.

The two story building was put up in 1819...that makes it older than keeneland and the university of kentucky.

It was first used as a church and then became a home...until the historical society bought the building in 1969 and restored it.

Winfrey adkins, former president, woodford county historical society "it's got local history preserved of woodford county and woodford county has a very rich history in commerce in transportation, in horse racing, in farming.

Just about everything that was important back in the 1800's is illustrated here or showcased here in some form of fashion."

The building now serves as a genealogical library and a museum for those who want to learn more about woodford county's history.

Up next... justin roth is tracking rain chances... which the state desperately needs.

In texas right now... people have the opposite problem.

Later... we'll show you the scenes from devastating flooding there... which has already caused one death.

L3: coming up white whistleblower implicates president trump and we'll have the latest on a whistleblower report... that implicates the president... stay with us.

Weather reopen c1 3 toss to weather at the desk.

Main weather overview: the heat continues into the second half of the work week with upper 80s to low 90s expected.

Models hints towards very spot showers across the bluegrass for friday however with dry air in place and strong high pressures ridging expect any showers development to most likely evaporate before it hits the ground otherwise known as virga.

The weekend ahead looks to be above average once again with temperatures in the low 90s.

Relief from this heat will be arriving late in the weekend as a cold front slips south into the region.

Hopefully this front will also produce some much need rain.

Lexington has only recorded a trace of precipitation all month!

Tonight: partly cloudy skies with lows in the lower to middle to upper 60s friday: mix of sun and clouds and hot conditions with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

A pop-up afternoon shower could be possible too but don't most of us will stay dry.

Saturday: partly sunny to mostly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late into the overnight hours, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Monday: chance of showers with highs in the low to middle 80s tuesday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the lower 80s wednesday: partly cloudy skies with showers developing, highs in the low to mid 80s.

Thursday: showers likely, high in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Main weather overview: the heat continues into the second half of the work week with upper 80s to low 90s expected.

Models hints towards very spot showers across the bluegrass for friday however with dry air in place and strong high pressures ridging expect any showers development to most likely evaporate before it hits the ground otherwise known as virga.

The weekend ahead looks to be above average once again with temperatures in the low 90s.

Relief from this heat will be arriving late in the weekend as a cold front slips south into the region.

Hopefully this front will also produce some much need rain.

Lexington has only recorded a trace of precipitation all month!

Tonight: partly cloudy skies with lows in the lower to middle to upper 60s friday: mix of sun and clouds and hot conditions with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

A pop-up afternoon shower could be possible too but don't most of us will stay dry.

Saturday: partly sunny to mostly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late into the overnight hours, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Monday: chance of showers with highs in the low to middle 80s tuesday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the lower 80s wednesday: partly cloudy skies with showers developing, highs in the low to mid 80s.

Thursday: showers likely, high in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Ad-libbing after weather.

C1 3 looking at political news... the president is pushing back against accusations reported by a u-s intelligence member.

Up next... the latest on the president's alleged promises to another world leader.

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C1 3 democratic lawmakers are demanding more answers about a whistleblower complaint... made against president trump.

It reportedly involves a promise the president made to another world leader.

Rachel scott is in washington with the latest.

L3: nation view white democrats demand answers about whistleblower l3: nation view white rep.

Adam schiff (d) california l3: nation view white democrats demand answers about whistleblower l3: nation view white shane harris washington post l3: nation view white democrats demand answers about whistleblower l3: nation view white rachel scott abc news democratic lawmakers hoping to dig into a whistleblower complaint - left with many questions - but very few answers?

Sot adam schiff "this shows how someone is trying to manipulate the system to keep urgent matters away from congress."

Some lawmakers pressing to know more about a complaint - that a member of the us intelligence community felt so strongly about that they went to the inspector general.

The specifics - still a mystery?

But in a series of letters between the office of the director of national intelligence and congress - the exchanges confirm the inspector general deemed the complaint as quote 'of urgent concern' - and one that might require notification to congress.

The justice department though - advised otherwise?

An administration official confirms to abc news that the department's legal counsel said that complaint did not need to be passed on to congress in the week after it was filed?

Because it did not concern conduct by a member of the intelligence community.

But the chairman of that committee - outraged calling it unprecedented and issuing a subpoena to the director for the information.

Sot adam schiff this shows how someone is trying to manipulate the system to keep urgent matters away from congress next week in an open hearing - the acting director of national intelligence will brief congress.

But today behind closed doors - the inspector general meeting with lawmakers did not provide any additional details.

A report by the washington post - not confimred by abc news - says president trump is at the center of the complaint sot wapo journalist on view "we found out it's the president and a conversation he had with a foreign leader, and some promise that was troubling enough and disturbing enough to make this official go and tell higher authorities so it could be investigated.

" the president taking to twitter to deny that report - calling it all fake news.

Tag: and congressman schiff told reporters today this is beyond president trump - he believes the impact of the justice department's decision puts the protection of all whistleblowers in danger.

Rs abc news washington up next... we turn our focus to texas... where people are dealing with deadly flooding.

We'll show you the situation many are describing as a nightmare.

Same area is getting hit again... as the remnants of tropical storm imelda make landfall.

And as marci gonzalez reports... with more rain in the forecast tomorrow... people are worried the situation could get even worse.

L3: nation view white texas braces for more rain after flooding l3: nation view white collin myers meteorologist, ktrk-tv l3: nation view white texas braces for more rain after flooding l3: nation view white sheriff ed gonzalez harris co.

Sheriff's office l3: nation view white texas braces for more rain after flooding l3: nation view white marci gonzalez abc news with water up to mailboxes?this is the only way out of some east texas neighborhoods today?

Ktrk: 11:04 the water was this high up to my waist it was dark and it was scary the remnants of tropical storm imelda?

Nat rain dumping more than 5 inches of rain an hour in some places- collin myers / meteorologist, ktrk-tv 120004 if you are in or around houston, these flash flood emergencies are life-threatening situations... this extreme flooding?

" we just can't escape.

Its like we're on an island here."

A devastating deja vous- two years after harvey hit this area: "2 years ago everyone on this street did this.

Do you have the energy to do this again?

Officials in harris county saying - more than a thousand people - have been rescued there so far?

Rescuers using everything from airboats, tractors - and dump trucks?pulling people and pets to safety..

Helicopter pilot says: "this is an absolute nightmare that nightmare on the roadways- with interstates- left submerged: ktrk nat: "we're only seeing the very rooftops of some of those vehicles" water spinning this car like a top - the driver escaping through the window the storm - toppling the roof of this post office- injuring several people?

And staff at beaumont tv station kmbt - finding the story- right there in their own newsroom and today cleanup after reports of several tornadoes?

Nats "woah dude there's a tornado literally next to me."

This one- tearing through the community of- baytown?

Sot sheriff ed gonzalez/harris co.

Sheriff's office "everything's destroyed but everyone's alive."

Tag- most of the flash flood watches and warnings expected to expire tonight but some areas could get more rain tomorrow.

Mg abc news la looking at sports... if you haven't seen future u-k quarterback beau allen in action, yet... you have a great chance tomorrow night.

It's a battle of lexington private schools... and it's also our high school football game of the week... bryan kennedy has a preview, next.

It has been nearly two weeks c1 3 with a torn patellar tendon.

And it looks like he is on his first step to recovery.

The quarterback tweeting this photo with doctor darren johnson on thursday saying quote new knee, same me baby..

Ready to get this rehab rolling!!

Wilson undergoing surgery to fix that tear.

Mark stoops has said they expect wilson to make a full recovery.

I'm sure all solid blue fans wish him a speedy recovery.

One guy terry wilson will miss throwing the ball to this year?

Ahmad wagner.

Against florida, he likely had one of the best catches you'll see all year.

At 6 foot and 235 pounds...he's a monster.

Once upon a time though, wagner was a force on the basketball court for the iowa hawkeyes so...what made him want to come and play football for kentucky?

C1 3 thursday night football action.

Titans taking one the jags.

Late third quarter...third and long for the titans.

And you know what time it is.

Former cat josh allen swipes it out of marcus mariota's hand to force the fumble.

Mariota recovers it, but there's allen to clean it up!

He gets credit for the strip sack jags went on to win this one.

For the u-k men's basketball team...thursday was picture day.

A chance for solid blue fans to see the newest cats and some old ones...in solid blue.

Important dates for solid blue fans.

Big blue madness is set for october 11th.

The blue white game as well as alumni weekend will be october 18th.

And the cats will hit the floor for an opponent other than themselves on sunday october 27th against defending the n-a-i-a national champions georgetown college.

It is time to begin to preview our high school highlight reel game of the week.

L-c-a hosting lexington catholic.

The lexington catholic knights go into this one 3 and 1.

Their only loss, a one-point heartbreaker to covington catholic...the number one ranked team in 5-a.

The knights play in 4-a.

It's not a secret their strength is on offense with u-k commit quarterback beau allen leading the way.

And while he cares more about how they can get better, head coach nigel smith knows his offense is really good.

The l-c-a eagles also enter this game with one loss.

They were taken c1 3 down by belfry in the second game of the season.

Belfry the third ranked team in 3-a.

Same story as the knights...the eagles play a level down in 2-a.

The eagles offense is no slouch either, averaging 36 points after four games.

While the players may circle this one, first year head coach doug charles knows there are many more big ones after this friday night.

It looks like the state of kentucky is one step closer to c1 3 adding lacrosse as a sanctioned k-h-s-a-a sport.

Earlier this month, the board for the k-h-s-a-a asked for feedback from each member school on interest in boys and girls lacrosse.

On thursday at the board meeting, they announced their findings.

56 schools said yes for boys and 54 schools for girls said yes... the rule is a sport must have 50 schools to move forward for serious consideration.

Now the board will form a focus group to see if these schools have serious and genuine enough interest to field a team.

The earliest a season could take place would be 2020-2021.

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Andy and i went to kentucky pub.

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