The number of Kentuckians without electricity continued to flicker during the fourth day of ice storm cleanup as the first signs of thawing brought with it some new outages and high waters on some roads.
And in many of the areas left in the cold and dark after Tuesday and Wednesday's storm, water and fuel remained scarce and food stocks were dwindling, prompting the governor to call for a donation drive this weekend.
Meanwhile, at least two deaths can be blamed on the storm. Seven other deaths, including three of carbon monoxide poisoning in Louisville on Friday, also were thought to be related to the winter weather.
Utility crews with help from out-of-state reinforcements had restored power to more than 100,000 customers by late Friday, less than a day after a state record of more than 700,000 were powerless, according to the governor's office. But even as more power lines were