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Sculpture Park Project Needs Your Debris


As the area continues to recover from the March 2nd tornado, the students of Morgan County would like to help honor the resilience of our citizens and pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the storm.  In cooperation with Morgan County Government, Morgan County Cooperative Extension, Morgan County Arts and Recreation, and the West Liberty Area Arts Council, Morgan County students will be creating a sculpture and park in West Liberty.

Made possible by a grant from Brushy Fork Institute, the sculpture and surrounding park will be constructed using debris from the tornado in order to pay homage …

pure joy.

it begins.
In the face of all those decisions, however, it gives my soul a level of happiness that I cannot begin to explain to know that the Freezer Fresh IS reopening.  I first saw a few comments here or there yesterday on Facebook, and as my wife and I drove through town last night to take a peek, I spotted some stacks of block and a cement mixer on the empty lot.  That made me happy.

Local Student Overcomes Rare Genetic Disorder to Graduate from Ashford University

Misty Manning

Misty Manning

*The following story was submitted by Ashley Cassidy and Gable PR…thank you for the submission of this great story!

EZEL, Ky. (April 30, 2012) – Misty Manning, a 29-year-old mother with a rare genetic disorder, endured 13 surgeries and multiple hospitalizations while attending online classes at Ashford University. With extreme perseverance, her dream of being the first in her family to earn a college degree is becoming a reality.

While health issues and a forthcoming surgery preclude Manning from participating in the traditional commencement ceremony, she will receive her diploma – a bachelor’s degree in social sciences – …

Debris, or not debris? THAT is the question…

I have been attending as many meetings as time (and my job) will allow, and it has been fascinating to be a part of the process.  I typically do a lot more listening than talking when I'm there, and one of the things that has become pretty obvious is that there are a lot of conflicting stories and tons of rumors floating around right now about a great many things.

One item in particular has been in relation to the cleanup of debris.

Help Georganna Feed Folks!

They need your help...

They need your help...

Georganna is feeding mass clean up crews and residents every day other than Sunday.  She and her crew are cooking 200-400 meals on weekdays and 800+ on Saturdays. There is a lot of rebuilding to do, and they have ongoing supply needs and food needs. We will be working on a canned food drive for them in May, but need immediate relief help NOW! Lots to do there.

As a follow-up to the story, Cafe Relief, as it is now known, has been on the move.  They have been located on Prestonsburg …



every day since the tornado, i just never know what it is that will set me off.  something may make me completely angry, or i may just tear up for whatever reason.

on saturday, i had to take my vehicle to the insurance company in morehead to have the damage assessed.  when i finished, i called home to check in, and beck said that after i left, a swarm of volunteers came down the street and piled in to our yard, and within no time, they had cleared the biggest part of the debris from our immediate yard.  i …

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