Lightning strike kills 12 cattle on farm in Phelps County

 (Photo courtesy Cary Hagen)
(Photo courtesy Cary Hagen) (KY3)
Published: May. 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM CDT
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Overnight storms took a toll in Phelps County.

The Hagen family made a sad and costly discovery on their farm in Edgar Springs on Wednesday morning. Lightning hit a tree, and electrocuted 12 head of beef cattle standing under it to get out of the rain.

Farmers are optimists - the Hagens pointed out to KY3 News that they still have one herd bull to produce replacements.