NWS confirmed tornado that destroyed structure on Waterworks Road

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, January 18, 2023


The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado did touch down in Boyle County during Thursday’s storm.  The tornado winds reached up to 95 miles per hour.

Judge-Executive Trille Bottom received a briefing from Emergency Management Director Brian Caldwell on the damage. Emergency Management staff, Caldwell and Sam Butler met with the NWS shortly after the storm cleared. 

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They determined a touchdown in the Waterworks Road vicinity. It totally destroyed a garage with a truck inside, knocked down trees in the area, and caused minor roof damage to houses and a barn.

“We are grateful to report no personal injuries have been reported,” Bottom said.

Citizens may report damage, roads with obstructions and any other storm related issues to the County Judge-Executive by calling 859-238-1100 ext 118.

The NWS has confirmed six tornadoes in Kentucky. They were in Mercer, Boyle, Madison, Ballard, Grant and Henry counties.