By JEFF D'ALESSIO
HARDIN COUNTY - Winter wrapped a strong grip around Hardin County Tuesday night and into today, downing power lines, snapping trees and leaving thousands of residents without power and sending many others to emergency shelters.
A heavy load of freezing rain downed trees and power lines around the county Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Kentucky Utilities estimated about 125,000 residents around the state were left without power. Nolin RECC also faced heavy power outages.