Many LaRue Countians are trying to dry out their homes and possessions after last week’s storm dumped about eight-inches of rain on the area.
Athertonville, located between the Rolling Fork River and Knob Creek, was hard-hit and many residents were forced to leave their homes. Others moved to a second story and waited for water levels to drop.
A day made a great difference in the receding floodwaters. On Tuesday, Mike Barnes paddled a boat to check on his Hancock Lane house. Wednesday, U.S. 31E was cleared to traffic through Athertonville and New Haven.