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Stoner Creek creates flood fears in Paris

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

As the rain continued to fall in Bourbon County Tuesday morning, the water level continued to rise. In some places water is coming from all directions, prompting some people to look for higher ground.

Stoner Creek has turned into rapids after hours of steady rainfall. The waters were so strong they tore away concrete steps at the old 68 Men's Club in Paris. The rushing waters have prompted club members to head inside, anticipating there will be several feet of standing water in a matter of hours. In addition to stacking chairs, members are gathering anything of importance and taking it out.

"When you live next to the creek, you kind of expect this;" explained club member Brian Powell. "When it rais like it did today, we just wait it out and do what we can to to clean up after."

As of noon, the major concern was when Stoner Creek would actually crest. We're told that's anticipated around 8 o'clock Tuesday night, leaving the opportunity for more damage.

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