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Hopkins County to build storage facility for donated items for tornado victims

 The town of Dawson Springs, Kentucky was devastated by a tornado on Dec. 10, 2021
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The town of Dawson Springs, Kentucky was devastated by a tornado on Dec. 10, 2021

More than three months after a deadly tornado devastated communities across Kentucky, Hopkins County is taking one more step to deal with the long-term recovery process.

The Dec. 10 tornado killed 13 people in Dawson Springs, a small town in Hopkins County with a population of 2,500.

The tornado destroyed more than half of Dawson Springs, including hundreds of homes.

Hopkins County Fiscal Court has approved leasing a property that will be used to construct a building to store donated materials and supplies for tornado victims.

The Dawson Springs Progress reports the project will be funded with $154,000 from United Way.

When the building is no longer needed for the tornado recovery process, it will be used for other county projects.

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Rhonda Miller began as reporter and host for All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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