Thursday, February 28, 2013

Old, new coming back to West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. -- In the eastern Kentucky town of West Liberty, a slow recovery is under way.

Sections of the town of 3,200, which is the county seat of Morgan County, were reduced to rubble by an EF-3 tornado packing winds up to 140 mph on March 2, 2012. It was part of an outbreak of twisters that hit several states.

Twenty-five people died in Kentucky as a result of the storms, including six in Morgan County, where the damage estimate is pegged at about $250 million by the local judge-executive.