Strong & severe storms rolled through Kentucky, causing damage

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Rounds of thunderstorms, packing high winds and lots of lightning, rolled through the Bluegrass on Wednesday evening.

High winds blew over a large tree in Lawrenceburg, which fell onto power lines on North Main Street. We are told it did not cause any power outages.

Louisville saw a lot of the damage with a boy being hit by a tree while riding his scooter during storms there. It happened on Deerfield Lane near North Hubbard's Lane. WLKY in Louisville reports an officer put the boy in his cruiser and drove him to Baptist East Hospital, to get him there faster. The boy was then transferred to Kosair Children's Hospital. There is no official word on the boy's condition.

"Honestly, I hope for the best. I just put my ear on his heart, and I couldn't hear anything when he was under branch. I hope a miracle happened," said Mohamad Moghimi, who is the neighbor that helped save the 10-year-old boy.

"It could have been any of our children. Anytime. Anywhere," said Jeff Mason, who is a family friend of the victim.

Also in Louisville, winds wreaked havoc on a business in the Poplar Hills area at the Gilmore Industrial Park. The strong winds knocked most of a wall down of the Rural Metro Ambulance building, leaving brick and debris on the ground, which also smashed a car.

"Looking out the window, I started seeing the wall cave in or cave out. That's when I ran through the building and told everyone to get down because I thought a tornado was hitting," said Gary Jany, who works next door and saw the storm roll in.

A lightning strike sparked a fire at a home in Bourbon County. It happened at a home on North Middletown Road. The fire department tell us four people were inside when the lightning hit the home. The lightning caused a fire in the walls, and firefighters had to tear down parts of the siding to put out the flames. No one was hurt there.

"With a fire in an older home, usually it moves a little quicker than this, so I think the rain may have slowed the fire progression down," said Chief Lloyd Campbell, with the Bourbon County Fire Department. "But yeah, I would consider them real lucky to have anything."

In Lexington, firefighters think a lightning strike damaged a home. It happened on Margo Court near Versailles Road. We are told the strike hit the home's chimney, causing minor damage.

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