Storm-Struck KY Calls Up Entire Army Nat'l Guard

By: By BRUCE SCHREINER AP Writer
By: By BRUCE SCHREINER AP Writer

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has called up all of his Army National Guard troop and some Air National Guard units to get the state back on its feet following a crippling ice storm.

The addition of 3,000 soldiers and airmen makes 4,600 Guardsmen pressed into service. It's the largest call-up in state history.

More than 400,000 people remain without power in Kentucky five days after the storm hit. Many others still lack electricity in other states from the Midwest into Appalachia.

The storm is suspected in at least 42 deaths across several states. Authorities say it could be weeks before some areas get power back.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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