Expanded gallery with all 23 victims featured.
Posted 6:07 AM 3/19/2012
West Liberty Elementary School students will return to classes Monday for the first time since a twister destroyed their school earlier this month.
On Sunday, students and parents got a tour of the temporary school, set up in converted warehouse space. West Liberty Elementary School (More)
The Indiana mother, who lost a leg and a foot while selflessly shielding her two young children from a 175-mph tornado in Henryville, Ind., has left the hospital.
Stephanie Decker, 36, was all smiles when she was escorted out of the University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky, two weeks after twister leveled their home in Marysville, Ind.
Decker lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle, and broke seven ribs, but her two children, Dominic, 8, and Reese, 5, were unharmed.
“I feel pretty awesome,” Decker said. “I didn’t expect to feel this way, but I feel healthy. I feel strong.”
Laurel County has a long road to recovery ahead, but this week the North Laurel hoops team is looking to provide hope.
A police department in Jefferson County stepped up to help its fellow officers in West Liberty.
The St. Matthews Police Department donated three fully equipped cruisers to the West Liberty Police Department. The eastern Kentucky law enforcement agency lost three marked cars and three (More)
How do you move on after losing both a mother and a daughter? It happened to a Lawrence County woman on March 2. Since the tornadoes, Karen Wood is trying to rebuild, finding solace in some of her little girl’s final words.
WEST LIBERTY — For decades, Rose W. May has been the musical heart and soul of the West Liberty United Methodist Church.
Charles Endicott Jr.’s parents and grandmother died in the killer tornado that swept through Morgan County last week, but he didn’t go to their funeral…
A killer tornado probably traveled more than 90 miles as it shredded houses and toppled trees in a path that stretched 60 miles through Kentucky and more than 30 miles into West Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.
It’s video that’s gone viral on the internet and made its rounds in national headlines. On Monday, LEX 18 talked to the Morgan County woman who seemingly prayed away a massive tornado.
If you’ve ever questioned the power of prayer, watching the video of Charlotte Hall as a huge tornado (More)
Three days after a tornado destroyed her home in downtown West Liberty, Deborah Dulen is safe, warm, fed and fed up.
Photos of those lost in last Friday’s tornado outbreak
These 22 people died as a result of tornadoes and storms in Kentucky on Friday, according to state officials and county coroners.
Johnson County: Shane Shepherd, 16, and Gregory Perry, 20, killed at Middle Fork.
Kenton County: James Gregory Brooks, 48, of Dry Ridge; Donald L. Beemon, 78, and Linda Beemon, 73, both of Crittenden; Courtney Stephenson, 42 of Falmouth.
Laurel County: Wilburn Pittman, Virginia Pittman, Sherman Wayne Allen, 49, Debbie Allen and Ethel Pruitt, all of East Bernstadt.
Lawrence County: Joyce Chaffins, 65, and Samantha Wood, 14.
Menifee County: Beverly Bowman, 47, Anita Smith, 53, and Vershal Brown, 79.
Morgan County: Charles Endicott, Betty Sue Endicott, Elizabeth Endicott, 72, all of Blackwater; Clayton Alex Dulin, 86, of Williams Creek; Emma Dean Cecil and Wilmer Cecil, of Woodsbend.
James West of West Liberty was initially included in the storm fatality count by officials because he died at Morgan County Appalachian Regional Hospital about the time the storm struck, but it was later determined that his death was not related to the storm, Morgan County Coroner Raymond VanCleave said.
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