Congressman Hal Rogers stopped at Old Mill Park for the Morgan County fish fry on Friday.
County and city officials held the fish fry to celebrate the progress since the Mar. 2 tornadoes to thank everyone, from government, to law enforcement and first responders. They said the most important people to thank were the people of the county for their efforts to rebuild.
Gov. Beshear came to speak to the crowd. Both said they admire the courage of Morgan Countians.
“As much as all of us did, the folks that did the most are the people right here in this community. they pulled together,” said Beshear.
“I have never been more proud of Kentuckians in my life than the way they took care of each other, friends, families and even strangers. it was an amazing thing to see.”
Rogers echoed the same sentiment.
“There's a mountain spirit of survival and fortitude and optimism that you don't see every day and that’s because they are determined to move forward,” said Rogers.
The six month anniversary for those tornadoes is next Sunday, Sept. 2.