Just what happened in Parksville, KY over 100 years ago?

I live in Parksville, KY. The other day the local library’s archive department posted a series of articles published in a local paper dated October 1909. 
Rain poured down from a clear sky and in only one section of the man’s farm for 10 days. Then in December of 1909, just two months later, this article appeared:

After sharing this on a private FB group, my friend Ray did a little more digging and found this article dated Oct 1910, exactly one year later from the initial mystery.

What is this phenomenon? Does anyone know? I’m curious. I’m also curious to find out if this continues to happen in that same spot, over 100 years later. Or was it a special message to this particular man?