|Andover, Fayette County
Chris Leigeb is our Andover StormTracker. He is the Executive Vice President of OmniSource Staffing. He is a huge Michigan State basketball and football fan. Plus he enjoys skiing, snowboarding, golf, hunting, fishing, weather, church, and coaching. Chris coaches soccer and basketball. He is the VP of Commonwealth Soccer Club and has coached several LYSA soccer teams over the past nine years. He currently coaches the "Rockets.” Chris and his wife, Lisa, have been married over 17 and have three children.
|Berea, Madison County
Nola Newman is our StormTracker in beautiful Berea. She is the broker/owner of Nola Newman Realty in Berea. She is very active with the Madison County American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Berea Chamber of Commerce, the Madison County Board of Realtors, and Hospice. Nola has a wonderful husband, two daughters, and three grandchildren. She is proud to be a part of the LEX 18 Storm Tracker Team.
|Campbellsville, Taylor County
Charlie Shaw is our Campbellsville StormTracker. He is the Coordinator for Area 14 State Fire Rescue Training a division of Kentucky Fire Commission in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Charlie enjoys working and helping people. He is also interested in John Deere Tractors.
Carlisle, Nicholas County
|Corbin, Laurel County
Laura Hubbard is our Corbin StormTracker. Laura is a Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant at Hunter Hills Elementary and also works part-time at the Cracker Barrel in Corbin. She loves shopping and has clog danced for over 20 years! She is married to Jason and has two children, Hunter and Haylee. Her son has Autism, so she is involved in Autism Awareness. Laura also coaches her daughter’s cheerleading squad. She is very proud to be a Storm Tracker and loves being a part of LEX 18.
|Cynthiana, Harrison County
Faye Prather is our Cynthiana StormTracker. She enjoys reading, computers, sewing/crafts, and genealogy. Faye is participating in research for a new heart assist devise (C-Pulse) for FDA approval. She is the third person in the United States to have the devise.
|Eubank, Lincoln County
Anne Snyder is our Eubank StormTracker and one of our first StormTrackers. She has been keeping a weather notebook since May 2, 2003 and is now on her third! Anne is a retired Dental Lab Technician, who likes to crochet. She enjoys the outdoors and camping. In fact, Anne and her husband, Jim, have a trailer. They have been married for over 56 years. They have one daughter and one grandson. Anne really enjoys being a StormTracker.
|Georgetown, Scott County
Jack Donovan is one of our Georgetown StormTrackers. He is the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director for Scott County. He has almost 30 years experience with emergency services. In fact, he was inducted into the Emergency Management Hall of Fame in 2001. His interests include singing and playing guitar, which he mainly does for his church now. When he was younger, he traveled singing and playing in a few Christian bands and was even offered a recording contract. Jack is also a former DJ for a Christian Radio station, something he would like to do again one day.
|Georgetown, Scott County
Ron Malinowski, Jr.
Ron Malinowski is one of our Georgetown StormTrackers. Ron works in Retail Card Operations for Citi. His interests include ham radio, weather observing, and photography. He is a trained Skywarn spotter for the Louisville and Wilmington National Weather Service offices. Ron is also a CoCoRaHS county coordinator and trainer. His station ID is KY-SC-1. He also has an automated station that can be pulled up through MADIS as station ID: AP106. In addition, Ron recovers high altitude weather balloons with GPS tracking technology using amateur radio for DePauw University and Space Port Indiana.
|Hillsboro, Fleming County
Tommy Lambert is our Hillsboro StormTracker. He is a Plant Manager at the hydraulic company, Hypac, Inc. His interests include weather, astronomy, and metal detecting for meteorites. He also enjoys photography, hunting, and fishing.
|Irvine, Estill County
Steve Perkins is our Estill County StormTracker. He is a Management and Marketing Consultant in the Christian Music field. Steve was a member of the award-winning gospel music group, The Bishops, during the 1990s. Steve and his wife, Carolyn, have been married since 1992. Both are active in their church and community. Steve serves on the Board of Directors of Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital in Irvine. His other interests include news, weather, and sports, especially his beloved Cincinnati Reds.
|Lancaster, Garrard County
Judi Jones is our Lancaster StormTracker. She is a Technical Publications Specialist. Judi’s interests include aviation and boating on Herrington Lake.
|Lawrenceburg, Anderson County
Shawn Wilson is our Lawrenceburg StormTracker. He works in the AT&T Business Office as a Sales Associate and with Customer Service. He is also a Notary Public for Kentucky. His interests include weather, computers, and HAM (Amateur) Radio. He also enjoys Oldies Music and Dinner Theaters. Shawn is married and has two children. Weather has always been an interest of his, and he is glad to be an LEX18 StormTracker.
|Midway, Woodford County
Ed Neal is our Midway StormTracker. He has been a StormTracker since 1998. He is retired from state government and a farmer. Ed is also a Shriner and works with the Shrine efforts and the local hospital. His interests include wine making, fishing, and traveling. Ed has a vineyard and sells grapes to other wineries. He also makes wine, but not to sell--just for gifts for friends. In addition, Ed is a “snowbird” and usually goes to Florida for January, February, and March each year.
|Monticello, Wayne County
J.D. Rogers is our Monticello StormTracker. He has also been NOAA’s Cooperative Weather Observer in Monticello since 1985. J.D. is a retired USAF Weather Forecaster and a retired Photographer. He returned to his hometown after 20 years in the Air Force and opened a photography studio. During his last seven years in the Air Force, he worked in Space Weather at NOAA’s Space Environment Lab in Boulder, Colorado and at Solar Observatories in the Philippines and Puerto Rico. J.D.’s interests include the Lions Club along with weather, photography, and sports.
|Nicholasville, Jessamine County
EC White is our Nicholasville StormTracker. He is a retired Industrial Technician. His interests include politics, science, technology, history, news, and astronomy. He has been married to his wife Sherry for over 37 years. They have six children and 13 grandchildren. They have a wide range of life interests, including being motorcyclists, bicyclists, and walkers. EC also does unique woodworking and some contract work.
|Nonesuch, Woodford County
Don Smith is our Nonesuch StormTracker. He is a retired Navy Captain and a retired Ford Motor Company Executive. He currently works as Director of Training Resources for a small global consulting company (Net Results, Inc.) based outside Louisville. Don and his wife, Susan, also own and operate "Grandvue Farm, LLC," a small commercial horse farm in Nonesuch. In addition, Don and Susan like to travel and have three adult children and four grandchildren.
|Vincent, Owsley County
Billy Long Jr.
Billy is our Vincent StormTracker. He is a Phlebotomist/Firefighter. He’s been a firefighter since 2000 with the same department. Billy is Captain and loves every moment of it. His interests include weather, EMS, firefighting, and working out. In addition, he loves to cook. Billy is also a big "YouTuber."
Bronston, Pulaski County
Barry Troxtell is our Bronston StormTracker. Barry’s true passion in life is horses. In fact, he owns and shows racing horses. Barry has done this for over ten years.
|Wilmore, Jessamine County
Mike Voigts is our Wilmore StormTracker. He is an Associate Pastor at St. Luke UMC in Lexington and an Adjunct Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. His hobbies include photography, writing, and weather-watching. Plus he’s a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Mike is originally from Des Moines, Iowa, but was raised in New Orleans and then Texas.