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Taylorsville and Spencer County have seen their fair share of rain and floods over the past month and a half.
This week’s rain made at least the third time in recent weeks that Brashears Creek has left its banks to cover the road and residents on Bowman Lane and West River Road have wondered if they’ll get flooded in – or stuck out – of their neighborhoods. And that’s just naming a few affected areas.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick of rain, sick of floods and on the verge of being sick of water in general.
Quite frankly, we’re getting tired of water-themed stories on our front page.
However, we keep paying attention to the water because of its significance to our community and because it’s flat-out dangerous to ignore.
For those reasons, I urge you to keep paying attention as well.
As you’ve seen on this week’s front page, the Taylorsville Lake has reached a record high, and may still be rising as you read this.
Thankfully, local officials say the situation is under control.
On Monday, Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay told me during an interview that he was “keeping [his] fingers crossed that we’re past the rough stuff.”
I’m crossing my fingers, too, Mayor. I can’t help but wonder how many flood warnings and tornado warnings one community can take.
But then I’m reminded of how interesting it is to be a part of this history. Hoping nothing serious occurs, no one is hurt and no houses are damaged by flood waters, it’s pretty cool to be able to say we’re witnessing something historical.
We also can’t forget that there are plenty others across our weather-beaten nation that are in far worse conditions than we are.
Fellow Kentuckians in the western part of the state are seeing even more serious situations, and some of our friends in Alabama are still without power after their city was ravaged by a vicious tornado last week.
While we need to remember to be safe and pay attention to possible flooding threats, I’m saying its OK to wish the excessive rain would stop altogether.
Yes, we need rain to survive – but this much? I don’t think so.
I’m certainly ready for the April showers to turn into the May flowers we’re all so fond of.