Houses were heavily damaged, barns and buildings were blown apart, and trees were downed, Wesley said.
Jay Hettmansperger, the county ag agent, who lives in Mintonville, had heavy damage to his residence. Part of the roof was ripped off and the porch was heavily damaged.
"Trees were stripped of their limbs behind his house," said Wesley, who is assessing the damages today.
Two other residences on Combs Road were damaged.
Eldred and Donna Pendleton who live on Combs Road lost a roof on their mobile home, said Judy Allen, a neighbor. She said the roof was in the road. The couple were not injured, but felt the walls give as the storm came through, Allen said. They spent the night with nearby relatives.
Barry Davis of Davis Distributing in Dunnville was assessing the damage and waiting for an insurance adjuster this morning to examine a metal building that was scattered in trees and power lines a quarter of mile from the business.
The small Dunnville First Baptist Church next door to the Davis property and a mobile home were not touched by the wind.
"We're not sure if it was a tornado or not, but by all indications, it would have been one," he said.
Wesley said most of the residential and barns damaged were not covered by insurance.
After the damage is assessed, Wesley and Judge-Executive Ronald Wright will decide if the area will be declared as a disaster and be eligible for state or federal assistance.
Anyone with concerns are asked to call Wesley or Wright's office at (606) 787-8311.
Officials would not be able to confirm a tornado until on site inspections today, said Mike Callahan, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.
"We had some pretty amazing weather tonight," Callahan said. "There was damage in just about all the counties in central Kentucky."
Mike Crow, a meteorologist technician with the NWS, said survey teams were headed out this morning to analyze the damage and see if straight-line winds or tornado touchdowns are responsible.
One survey team, Crow said, will survey a path from Hart County to Casey. The cause of the damage should be determined by mid-afternoon today.
Electricity went out for thousands of people across Kentucky Tuesday night, shoving down trees and power lines and producing hail and high winds.
"One cruiser was pelted with golf ball-size hail for probably 20 minutes," said Della Shaw, a dispatcher at the Columbia post of the Kentucky State Police.
Hail the size of softballs was reported in Hart County, the National Weather Service said.
A spokeswoman for utility company LG&E in Louisville said 12,400 Louisville customers were without power at the storm's peak, but that was down to 186 by today.
About 10,000 Kentucky Utilities customers had power outages elsewhere in Kentucky, Douglas said.
About 2,500 of the KU outages were in Lexington, spokesman Cliff Feltham said. By 6 a.m. today, the Lexington outages were down to fewer than 200, Feltham said. KU serves 77 counties across the state.
WLEX-TV was in the outage area in Lexington and was off the air during the storm.
Shaw said the south-central Kentucky post received reports of hail in Taylor County, power outages in Taylor and Casey counties and downed trees in Adair County. No injuries were reported, she said Tuesday night.
A wind gust of 68 mph was reported in Frankfort, and gusts reached nearly 60 mph in Lexington. Softball-size hail hit Priceville in Hart County, Callahan said, while Scott and Larue counties were socked with baseball-size hail.
Central Kentucky received 1 1/2 to 2 inches of rain.
Advocate Staff Writer Stephanie Schell and The Associated Press contributed to this report.