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Heavy rains bring flooding to parts of Bardstown

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:26 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:28 PM EDT
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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE) - The National Weather Service is reporting several roads in the Bardstown area are impassable due to floodwaters.

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Flooding along N. 3rd Street in Bardstown.
Flooding along N. 3rd Street in Bardstown.(Source: Whitney and Josh Eversole)

Water rescues were needed on N. 3rd Street because of high water that closed the street, according to the National Weather Service. A photo shared on the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page showed flooding on North 3rd Street near the Zaxby’s restaurant.

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Flooding in the Bardstown, Ky. area caused by several hours of heavy rain.
Flooding in the Bardstown, Ky. area caused by several hours of heavy rain.(Source: Whitney and Josh Eversole)

The NWS also said floodwaters reached the front porch of a home on Andrea Court. The residents of the home were evacuated.

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Flooding in the Bardstown, Ky. area caused by several hours of heavy rain.
Flooding in the Bardstown, Ky. area caused by several hours of heavy rain.(Source: Whitney and Josh Eversole)

Floodwaters also partially covered the cabins located at the Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum early Wednesday. Steve Munson, who is on the board of directors, told WAVE 3 News he’s never seen anything like it before.

“It’s pretty devastating,” Munson said. “All the cabins are full of mud now. Like I said, 26 years, this is the first time it’s ever done this.”

Joe Ballard, who was born and raised in Bardstown, stopped by the area early Wednesday to take some pictures of the flooding. He said the water rose in just minutes.

“You’ve got to respect Mother Nature,” Ballard said. “She can come at you anytime and you just roll with the changes I reckon.”

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