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Rising creek worries people living nearby

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

The heavy rain may have come to an end across the Bluegrass, but it continues to cause problems for some people.

People living in Paris are worried about possible flooding.

Stoner Creek, which is known to be problematic during heavy rain, has been rising all day, and is expected to continue to do so through Friday afternoon.

High water is already creeping up into backyards near the creek.

Judy Rutledge has lived in a home that backs up to Stoner Creek for four years. In that time, her home has flooded twice.

"It fills in, it will hit the corner of the house first, and it comes through doors and the foundation," Rutledge said of the water.

With the threat of more flooding, Rutledge says there's little she can do to prepare.

She says she'll be moving next month, even though she hates to leave.

A flood warning is in place for Stoner Creek in Paris. It will be in effect through Saturday.

Stoner Creek is expected to crest Friday afternoon at 20 feet, which is above the flood level.


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