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Hiseville takes a hit

Monday morning crews continued to work in the cleanup efforts of downed trees, power lines, damage to buildings, and roadway debris. Photo by Jennifer Moonsong

Jennifer Moonsong

Publisher/Jobe Publishing

Central Division


In a continuation of bizarre winter weather, the first day of the new year blew a storm of epic proportions into the Barren County community of Hiseville.

Many buildings, trees, and power lines were damaged as residents faced a power outage during a downpour. A silo was left destroyed and blocked highway 70 until emergency crews cleared the roadway.

The Hiseville Cemetery also took a significant hit. Now the community is working to repair it.

“The Hiseville Cemetery Board Members respectfully request that the headstones that were blown over by this weekend’s storm not be set back up at this time. The Board is diligently working to ensure an inventory is properly done of the damage at the cemetery,” said the cemetery board in a press release.

“Unfortunately the Hiseville community was hit hard by the storm,” said Trevor Phillips of Phillips IGA, in a Facebook post following the storm. The store was closed on Saturday evening to accommodate the power outage and road crew cleanup.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those who suffered storm damage.”

Many portions of the county so excessive flooding and some roadways are still closed, including Gateway Road, a section of Parrish Road, and Coral Hill-Lecta Road.

Twisted metal that took down power lines across a street. Facebook photo posted by Brittney Reneau

A vehicle destroyed by a tangle of downed trees. Facebook photo posted by Brittney Reneau

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