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Kentucky Life visits West Liberty, invites public to share tornado stories for upcoming programs

For Release: 2012-05-24 09:33:00

On Thursday, May 31, Kentucky Life host Dave Shuffett and crew will be in West Liberty to record interviews with community members who would like to share their stories about the February 29 and March 2 tornadoes that caused mass damage in the area.

The interviews will take place at the Morgan County Fiscal Courthouse at 450 Prestonsburg Street from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to West Liberty residents, these interviews are also open to anyone in surrounding areas affected by the spring tornadoes.

In its upcoming season, which premieres in the fall, Kentucky Life will be featuring stories on West Liberty and other towns his hardest by the storms.

Brandon Wickey, Kentucky Life series producer, says he remembers the feeling of helplessness about the sudden devastation that had visited these communities across Kentucky.

“I had talked with a viewer from West Liberty earlier that morning on March 2 about an idea he had for Kentucky Life, and hours later, I was left wondering if he was among those injured or even killed in the tornado outbreak,” Wickey says.

“There's not much that any of us can do in these situations, but everyone at Kentucky Life felt the need to honor these people and their communities across the state, to be present in the aftermath of this disaster and document their healing and eventual rebirth.

Anyone with questions should call Wickey at 800-432-0951.

More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at ket.org.

Contact: Abby Malik

 

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