County governments across Kentucky and even across state lines have been willing to help each other before, during and after emergencies over the year and one official from Christian County recently traveled to a heavily damaged commonwealth county to assist in recovery efforts.
Five people were killed when a destructive tornado tore apart much of what was West Liberty in Morgan County on March 2nd.
The twister went through the downtown area of the county seat, leaving most government buildings heavily damaged or destroyed according to Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble allowed Graham to leave his local duties to help the recovery there and Graham said the experience taught him much more than he could have ever learned in a classroom or behind a computer.
The March 2nd tornado outbreak in Kentucky was one of the deadliest on record, with 24 people killed—most in the eastern part of the state.