On June 15, 1921, a bolt of lightning struck the two-story frame residence of Stallard Springs farmer Mr. M.D. Hall, who lived on the Dixie Highway about a mile west of Bowling Green.

The house was damaged on two sides and a hole was blasted through the plastering in a pantry 10 feet from where Clyde Hall, his wife, was standing. Mrs. Hall was uninjured and did not even feel the shock, but a cat and two hens were killed by the strike.

– “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.