A tornado touched down in southern Jefferson County on the afternoon of March 23, 2012:

EF Scale:  EF1
Max Wind speed:  110 mph
Max Path width:  70 yards (40-50 yards for most of its path)
Path length:  2.5 miles
Start:  Just north of the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and Mount Washington Road
End:  Just northeast of the intersection of the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and Long Rifle Lane
(These locations are about 13 miles southeast of downtown Louisville.)

Tree, fence, and minor structural damage was done by this small tornado.  The most significant damage was to a home that was destroyed on Brook Chase Court just off of Cedar Creek Road.

Track Map:

Jefferson County KY track map

In the images below, click on an image for a larger version.

From near the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and Independence School Road:

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The final damage, near the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and Long Rifle Lane:

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