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Storm after dark leaves damage locally

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First light this morning gave local residents and authorities a better look at the impact of the Wednesday's bedtime severe storms.

As the front passed through the area between 10:30 and 11 p.m., authorities received immediate reports of uprooted trees, blocked roads and damage along the Hardin-LaRue county line off Ky. 210. Damage occurred along Carter Brothers Road and National Weather Service officials are expected to inspect the area today.

Other initial reports led to first responders being deployed into the Rineyville area Wednesday night. Across Hardin and LaRue counties, residents discovered downed branches and other storm-related damage.

Utilities also received scattered reports of power outages during the height of the storm, which delivered high winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes.

The storms hit after news deadlines for today's print edition of The News-Enterprise. Detailed coverage of the aftermath will appear in Friday's newspaper.

Community members are encouraged to share storm damage reports and photographs. Email reports and electronic images to editor@thenewsenterprise.com or call (270) 505-1764.