BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One person has died and another is seriously injured in Knox County, where flash flooding has also destroyed or damaged dozens of homes.
The flooding also left one person missing Monday, Sheriff John Pinkard told the Lexington Herald-Leader.
In neighboring Bell County, three men were trapped inside an underground coal mine when a portion of the entrance collapsed and water began pouring in from a drainage ditch. Officials say the miners have moved to dry ground within the mine and are doing well. A rescue team is on the scene.
The damaged Knox County homes were along Kentucky 225.
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Up to 6 inches of rain fell in some areas, and Brush Creek in Knox County overflowed its banks, the National Weather Service said. Flood warnings were issued for more than a dozen southeastern and south-central Kentucky counties.