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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Both public and private money will go into a $29.3 million effort to help Morgan County, Ky. rebuild from the storm and tornado damage from last March's storms.
The money will go to reconstructing five major building projects in the county, which includes the hard-hit community of West Liberty.
Here are those projects:
Construction of the new Morgan Co. Recovery Center - $9.4 million
Reconstruction of the Morgan Co. Office Building and Community Center - $6 million
Reconstruction of the old Morgan Co. Courthouse - $2.4 million
Construction of the new Morgan Co. Extension Office - $2.3 million
Construction of the new Morgan Co. Parking Structure - $3.8 million
A new courthouse was under construction when the tornadoes struck, but insurance will pay for its rebuilding.
Gov. Beshear said Monday, "...what will really make West Liberty and Morgan County feel like home again is reconstructing those key places that mark a hometown, like the courthouse. When complete, these projects will serve as symbols to citizens of better things to come."
Statewide, the March tornadoes killed 25 people, destroyed 671 homes, and severely damaged 588. FEMA has provided $16.8 million of the $29 million in aid which has been requested.
"The residents of West Liberty have shown an awe-inspiring resilience through this unspeakable tragedy," said West Liberty Mayor Jim Rupe.
The money for the projects comes from federal tax credits, federal grants, state grants, and a small amount of new debt. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet satisfied $2.8 million worth of the county's old road bonds. That let the country finance all the major projects at once.