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Wild weather whips across county

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By John Whitlock

Although the county has been pelted with high winds and plenty of rain the past few days, no significant injuries or major property damage has been reported.

Owen County Director of Emergency Management said his department had only been contacted about a few trees being down near New Horizons Medical Center and the roof of a barn being lifted off on Harris Ridge Road.
The roof of Donald Perkins’ barn flew off around noon Saturday due to the high winds that moved across most of the state. Some of Perkins’ possessions in the barn were also damaged.
The Owen County Sheriff Department and the Kentucky State Police also had no reports of significant damage.
Although the winds have calmed down, heavy rain caused some Owen County creeks to come out of their banks, and “road closed” signs have been erected in some areas.
A flood advisory has been issued for the county.
Skies are expected to be partly sunny for the next couple of days but there is a chance of additional showers Friday and Saturday.