Morgan County courthouse gets new clock tower

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Over a year and half after a deadly tornado outbreak, West Liberty continues to rebuild.

It's still a month from the opening of the Morgan County courthouse but Wednesday was a big milestone as the clock tower blown away by last March's tornado was finally replaced.

People came to the courthouse square to see the clock go up, a job that required a specialized crane crew, and say this is a big day for their small community.

The courthouse was built in 1907 and was in the process of being rebuilt when tornadoes came through West Liberty, killing seven people and leveling most of the town.

Morgan County courts are currently meeting in a building owned by Morehead State University in West Liberty.

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