Three months later and still moving forward

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Three months ago several parts of Kentucky were hit hard by a tornado outbreak.

Morgan County suffered some of the worst damage in eastern Kentucky, but 90 days later, the people are still moving forward.

Three months have come and gone since the city of West Liberty was destroyed by an EF-3 tornado.

"Some days it feels like forever and some days it feels like it just happened yesterday," said Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley.

Their progress since is something to see with most of the debris picked up and the rebuilding process in full swing.

The damage is everywhere you look in Morgan County, but the people here still consider it a chance to start over.

"Just live one day at a time, try to set a small goal instead of big goals, try to do one thing at a time, and try to get it accomplished. With that I think everything will be back to normal," said Jim Taylor, the owner of a construction company.

Nail by nail they are hammering their hometown back together.

"The excitement I have is when I look into people's eyes remembering three months ago the devastation in their eyes. And now to see the excitement is what excites me. I see the excitement, and I see their growth," said Judge-Executive Conley.

It is a job that could take years restoring what once was and constructing new buildings for much needed business in the area.

"Three months from now, I think you're gonna look back at our city and county and say, 'Wow, they have really moved there in Morgan County!'" said Judge-Executive Conley.

Several milestones are still ahead including reopening the government office building on June 12.

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