Menifee County holds fundraiser two years after tornado

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MENIFEE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - This weekend marks the 2-year anniversary of the tornado outbreak that tore through parts of Kentucky, changing countless lives, and taking 24.

Three people died in Menifee County. The communities there are still trying to recover, which is why a fundraiser was held Saturday at the high school.

The purpose of the community remembrance celebration is to raise money for the long-term recovery project, which was initially set up to help the many families affected by the 2012 tornadoes, to honor the three lives lost and to recognize the volunteers who helped in the clean up and recovery effort.

Organizers of the event say more than 40 homes in the county were destroyed that day and about 200 more were damaged.

The chairman of the long term recovery committee says last year, the same event raised $9,000 and they hope to have just as much success this time around.

The event also included a silent auction, a musical guest as well as speeches from WKYT'S Amber Philpot and Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey.

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