1 dead as powerful storms hit central Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An official says severe weather in central Kentucky has killed one person.

A line of severe thunderstorms moved through Madison County on Friday evening. State Emergency Management Agency spokesman Buddy Rogers says the death was related to the storms but he doesn't have any other details.

High winds destroyed several homes and damaged others in the Kirksville community. The Kentucky National Guard has been called in to help with the aftermath and the county has declared a state of emergency.

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