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Funeral Services Set For Three Tornado Victims

Funeral services are set for Friday, for the three people killed by tornadoes in western Kentucky.

The three died in Muhlenburg County when a Mobil home flipped over.

The National Weather Service has said an EF 3 tornado hit the area.

Four others were killed in Allen County when a tornado with winds of 160 miles an hour hit there.

The victims lived in two different mobile homes within a mile and a 1/2 mile of each other.

Up to nine mobile homes in the area were destroyed in the storm.

ALLEN COUNTY - Four people died in the Holland community. Mike Wimpee, a deputy coroner in Allen County, said the victims lived in two different mobile homes within 1½ miles of each other. Up to nine mobile homes in the area were destroyed in the storm, Wimpee said.

MUHLENBERG COUNTY - Three people died at a mobile home outside Greenville, at one of two trailer parks suffering damage in the county.

HARDIN COUNTY - Portions of the roof were ripped off the gymnasium at Central Hardin High. The football field also sustained heavy damage. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Cecilia.

MEADE COUNTY - A tornado late Tuesday night damaged more than half of the businesses in downtown Brandenburg - from busted windows to destroyed roofs. A local recreation park sustained about $1 million in damages, said Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson. School was canceled Wednesday and Thursday.

SPENCER COUNTY - The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes. The storms destroyed at least 10 barns and damaged up to
75 homes, said Sheriff's Deputy Larry Goodlett. Several cows and other livestock were killed, but no other injuries or fatalities were reported.

MONROE COUNTY - The National Guard was dispatched to Monroe County, were several homes were destroyed and others were severely damaged. Kentucky State Police dispatcher Tammy Wheeler said trees "looked like they had been twisted off."

MERCER COUNTY - Storms caused serious damage to Harlow Elementary School and a portion of the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. A brick wall was blown off a unit at an apartment complex.

FORT THOMAS - Heavy rains caused a mudslide that forced a road to close for several hours.

GRANT COUNTY - High winds blew a house off its foundation and onto nearby railroad tracks near Dry Ridge.

LEXINGTON - More than 5,000 Fayette County residents were still without power Wednesday afternoon due to the storms. Parts of Harrodsburg Road, one of the major arteries to downtown, was closed
because of downed power lines. Homes in the Garden Springs area
along Winchester Road sustained significant damage, and 10 city
crews remained on duty late Wednesday to address problems. Some
businesses, including a Jif peanut butter plant, sustained major
roof damage.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY - Storms ripped through the northern portions of Christian County, damaging homes and leading to two fires near Empire.

JESSAMINE COUNTY - A roof collapsed at Sulphur Well Christian Church and the interior of the building sustained massive water damage under the force of winds topping 60 mph. The 200-year-old church had been remodeled just three years earlier.

GEORGETOWN - Strong winds turned over a mobile home, wrapping it around a tree. A barn was knocked off its foundation and into a roadway.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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