OWENSBORO, Ky. – Officials say two Kentucky National Guard soldiers pulled four teenagers from a frigid western Kentucky creek after their vehicle slid into the water.
Sgt. Matthew S. Hamilton and Sgt. Michael A. Clary helped local law enforcement Wednesday with getting the teens out of the water.
Clary says they listened to the sheriff's radio all night before hearing the call.
Daviess County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Lt. Col. Jeff Jones says the vehicle had already filled with water by the time emergency officials got there.
Clary jumped in the water with a Masonville Fire Department volunteer firefighter to aid in the rescue while Hamilton assisted with calming the teenagers and moving them to the soldier's Humvee for warmth.
Meanwhile, a Kentucky official says the number of power outages throughout the state has dropped to about 125,000, down from a high of more than 769,000.
Public Service Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovych says the estimate includes customers of Louisville Gas & Electric, Kentucky Utilities, the Tennessee Valley Authority and municipalities.
The deadly storm dropped snow and ice across Kentucky starting Jan. 27. State officials have attributed 27 deaths to storm-related causes. Some 101 counties and 75 cities have declared states of emergency.