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.