Throughout the night and early into Saturday morning, tornadoes touched down throughout the state.
“The storms that were coming through were rolling. The tornado that hit Madisonville actually went over the top of the Vine grove area around 1:30 this morning,” stated Hardin County Chief Emergency Services Officer Bryce Shumate. While Hardin County suffered minor damage due to high wind speeds, tornadoes damaged more than a dozen counties throughout the state. “The primary tornado was on the ground continuously for over 200 miles in our state, something we have never seen before,” noted Governor Andy Beshear. This is believed to be the most severe tornado event in the commonwealth.