Blue And Orange Are The Colors Of The Day #MarshallStrong

Feb 2, 2018

Credit Tates Creek High School students show they are #MarshallStrong

There is a sea of blue and orange today. WUKY’s Karyn Czar has more on the day to rally behind Marshall County.

Kentuckians are wearing the colors of Marshall County High School to show support while the community tries to recover from last week’s mass shooting that left two students dead and two dozen injured.

Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky’s Education Commissioner asked people across the state to wear blue and orange today, snap a shot and post it on social media with the hashtag #marshallstrong.

Pruitt released a statement saying “The healing and recovery process will be long, and after the spotlight on this tragedy dims, it is important that the residents of Marshall County know they are still on our minds and in our hearts…Our state’s residents are resilient and pull together in times of trouble. I will be wearing blue and orange on Friday, and hope you will join me.”

15-year old Bailey Holt and Preston Cope were killed last week, when a fellow classmate opened fire just before students were heading to their first class of the day. The 15-year-old accused of pulling the trigger has been charged with two counts of murder.