Damaging winds prompt officials to issue state of emergency declaration


Saturday, March 4, 2023 — Record high winds blasted through Nelson County Friday afternoon and evening, downing power lines, damaging roofs and uprooting trees all over the county.


Counties all over Kentucky reported damage to homes, property and even reports of semi trucks being turned over due to the hurricane-force winds.

According to the office of Judge Executive Tim Hutchins, the damage led to the declaration of a state of emergency last night for the county.

As of last night, about 8,000 homes were without power. This morning, 4,800 Salt River Electric customers were still without power. Company crews are still working to restore power, but there’s no estimate when all customers will have their power restored.

As of noon Saturday, the City of Bardstown reported 295 customers without power, mostly in two areas — behind Dairy Queen and the southern end of the Edgewood subdivision.

Firefighters, the county road department and other first-responders have been working today to address tree limbs, trees, power lines and other debris the winds have blown into the county’s roadways.

Residents are urged to drive with extreme caution due to the possibility that additional limbs and power lines may pose a hazard.

To report limbs, power lines or debris blocking the roadway, report it to 911 dispatch.


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