Afternoon update: Levee breaks, adds to flooding woes

Good afternoon! It's a pretty day outside, but all that rain over the weekend is causing quite a headache for folks in western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee.

Holly Brantley is in Livingston County, Kentucky where several homes have been evacuated and many roads throughout western Kentucky are closed due to flooding.

A levee broke in Dyersburg, Tennessee adding to the already flooded area.  Laura Wibbenmeyer went out on a boat with authorities to survey the high waters.

Some folks in Caruthersville, Missouri are upset after storm sirens did not go off last Saturday as the severe storms swept through the area.  Tyler Profilet talks with the fire chief and people in town.

A mother and her two-year-old escaped safely after their home caught fire this afternoon in Du Quoin, Illinois.

Imagine you're finishing up a busy day at the office and ready for that paycheck, but instead get an IOU! That's what elected officials in Hardin County, Illinois are receiving. Julia Bruck tells us why a budget crunch means work without pay for several people in the county.

In today's Heartland's Best Teachers: Lauren Keith introduces us to a retiring teacher who spent 37 years in the classroom.

Happy 50th Anniversary to Silver Dollar City!  The amusement park in the tourist mecca of Branson has been open since May 1, 1960. 

Christy Hendricks
News Web Producer/Reporter