Storms Leave Behind Damage And Power Outages

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say at least another
120,000 customers are without power following fierce winds and
thunderstorms that lashed Kentucky.

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers says reports of possible injuries have come from four counties,
with possible tornadoes in four counties Wednesday.

Rogers says trees and power lines are down blocking roadways and
that Knox and Whitley counties have declared states of emergency.

Kentucky Public Service Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovych
(mel-nik-oh'-vich) says the new outage figures don't include
Tennessee Valley Authority cooperatives or municipalities.

Rogers says possible injury reports have come from Trimble,
Johnson, Hopkins and Whitley counties, and possible tornado reports
from Breathitt, Garrard, Knox and Whitley counties.

An additional 30,152 homes and businesses across the state
remain without power from an ice storm that hit Kentucky two weeks
ago.

Police say an executive order issued by the mayor of Williamsburg set a curfew for 9pm to keep people at home.

Police say some houses were damaged and the storm knocked down numerous trees and power lines.

The roof of the psychology building at the University of the Cumberlands was torn off and landed on a car.

No injuries were reported.

All schools in Whitely County are closed Thursday because of power outages.

Johnson County Emergency Management Officials report homes destroyed, numerous trees down, and power outages all across the county, many in the same areas where the recent ice storm hit.

Officials say one of the hardest hit places is Mendota Village, off of Highway 321.

The roofs blew off at least three homes and almost every home and car is damaged.

Luckily, no one was injured in the neighborhood.

The Sheldon Clark High School when the power went out during wrestling practice.

The team continued practicing in the dark, but a girls basketball game was cancelled.

Outside the gym, a power pole was bent over and there was some minor damage on the football field.

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