Fri May 25, 2012
Beshear Signs Disaster Relief and Recovery Legislation
This spring’s devastating storms and tornadoes thrashed Kentucky communities, marking the 11th federally declared disaster in the state since 2008. The Kentucky Press News Service says, to support ongoing recovery efforts, Governor Steve Beshear Friday ceremonially signed legislation to help Kentuckians when they are victims of natural disasters. Several members of the General Assembly joined the governor for the ceremony in West Liberty, where the central business district was devastated by the March 2 tornado outbreak that heavily damaged several other communities and killed 24 Kentuckians.