Kentucky Division of Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers said Lincoln County and Pulaski County officials were also reporting possible tornado touchdowns with damage to mobile homes in Eubank in central Kentucky.
Ronnie Dobson, the 911 director in Lincoln County in central Kentucky, said several houses were damaged and possibly destroyed as the storm moved through Friday afternoon.
"We're still trying to confirm all the damage we have," Dobson said.
Joann Cowherd, assistant director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Emergency Communications Center, said the storm downed trees and caused power outages.
Smith says the same storm dumped hail, some as large as eggs, throughout Christian and Lyon counties.
Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Lay said damage in the county appeared isolated, with reports of barns and trailers being blown down.
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Lamb said the Kentucky State Penitentiary at Eddyville was not damaged in the storm. Some nearby communities were hit, and Lamb said inmates from minimum security units were assisting with storm cleanup.
Madisonville Mayor Will Cox said the worst of the weather moved south of his city, which was devastated by ice storms in January.
"We made it through OK," Cox said.
The line of thunderstorms moving through Kentucky prompted the weather service to issue tornado watches for much of the state through Friday night, though many had been cancelled by early evening.
The storms were with a front that moved in from the west. Smith said the front blew through the central part of the state, staying south of Louisville. The weather service reported only rain and hail in the Louisville area.
As the day wore on and the storm moved east, flash flood warnings were issued for parts of Boyle, Garrard and Mercer counties in central Kentucky after the weather service reported some creeks and streams were starting to overflow.
The rough weather forced the University of Kentucky football team's spring practice to be moved to the school's indoor fields, while it's softball team called off Friday's scheduled doubleheader against Florida. Also, Eastern Kentucky University canceled a softball doubleheader against Jacksonville State University and rescheduled the game as a doubleheader on Saturday.