June 25, 1969
Flooding in late June is common in Warren County. On June 25, 1969, the Barren River overflowed its banks with a 45-foot crest, 17 feet above flood level.
Many families were evacuated from areas close to the Barren River in Bowling Green. An Associated Press article published in The Paducah Sun reported that people were missing and many roads were impassable because of the flooding.
– “Way Back When in Warren County” is compiled by researchers at the Warren County Public Library and appears twice weekly in the Bowling Green Daily News. For more information about the library, visit warrenpl.org.