Western Ky Storms

On Dec. 10-11, Western Kentucky was ravaged by two destructive long-track tornadoes. The first — an EF4 — clipped the northwest corner of Christian County remained on the ground for more than 165 miles. Two and a half hours later, an EF-2 “took straight aim for the city of Pembroke” and South Christian County, where it caused significant property damage. Then, just weeks later on New Year’s Day, an EF-2 traveled for about a mile through downtown Hopkinsville.

Explore Hoptown Chronicle’s coverage in the days, weeks and months that followed — chronicling initial reports, resident reactions and ongoing recovery efforts.

When a devastating tornado struck Dawson Springs, Kentucky, a marching band photo took flight and traveled more than 100 miles away from home. Its journey unearthed more than two decades of local history.
Tessa Duvall, who previously reported on Hopkinsville and Christian County for the Kentucky New Era and now works for the Courier Journal, recently wrote about what it has been like for the sole reporter at the Mayfield Messenger.
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