Local/Regional News
2:07 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

West Liberty To Receive $30M In Aid

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Representative Hal Rogers are promising residents of West Liberty $30M in aid to help them rebuild after 2012’s deadly tornado.

Aerial photo of West Liberty in the aftermath of 2012's deadly tornado

Projects to be funded by the money include the completion of the Morgan County judicial center, a new Cooperative Extension Office, and the renovation of West Liberty’s community center.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the funds will come from federal and state sources, in addition to private contributions. Representative Rogers said the effort might be the largest such recovery project in Kentucky history.

Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley says he expects many of the projects to be under construction by the summer. The county is also planning a public program in March to mark the anniversary of the tornado.