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EM director seeking grants to purchase storm shelters

In the aftermath of the destructive tornado outbreak of Dec. 10-11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated tens of millions of dollars in Hazard Mitigation Grants as part of presidential disaster declaration in Kentucky. Hancock County Emergency Management Director Kyle Veach saw an opportunity to better protect the community from potential storms in the…

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Local farm crew aids in Muhlenberg County

In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes which carved a path through west and south central Kentucky Dec. 10-11, Tanner Stroup of Stroup Farms in Maceo felt drawn to help those affected. Stroup gathered five farm crewmembers, loaded up some heavy equipment and headed west to Muhlenberg County and the tiny community of Bremen on…

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Pair arrested in tornado disaster zone

  A Lewisport woman and a man from Tell City were arrested Dec. 17 in Bremen in Muhlenberg County by deputies of the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, charged with third-degree criminal trespassing in the tornado-ravaged area. Deputies suspected the pair was attempting to loot in the area, according to a MCSD report. Audrianna Jones, 21,…

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Photograph from Bremen returned to family

  A photograph from Muhlenberg County found on a farm at Reynolds Station has been returned to the subject’s son in Bremen. The photograph was inside the home of James Stewart, which was destroyed in the Dec. 10-11 storms. “The photo is of my mother, Mary Azeline Gish Stewart,” Stewart said Monday. “I appreciated seeing…

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