Possible tornado blows through Western Kentucky counties

kward1@herald-leader.comJanuary 12, 2013 

Strong winds and a possible tornado damaged two churches and a grain silo in Western Kentucky on Saturday afternoon, according to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.

A gym at North Livingston Baptist Church was destroyed, and the steeple was blown off of Hampton Methodist Church in Livingston County.

In Hickman County, a grain bin was blown over in Clifton, and U.S. 51 was closed from Martin Road to Ky. 780.

In Carlisle County, Ky. 80 was closed between Arlington and Columbus in the Arlington West End area.

The storms flooded roads and caused minor damage in other counties as well.

National Weather Service employees planned to survey the damage Sunday to determine whether straight line winds or a tornado was responsible.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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