On December First, 2018, the City of Taylorville changed forever, when an EF-3 tornado hit the community. Over 700 structures were damaged and 33 were totally destroyed. Regional Radio News is remembering that fateful day in a series of features where we'll review that day, and that days that followed. Just two days removed from the devastating Taylorville tornado, host Jon Bowen gets listeners ready for the upcoming press conference.
Retired Fire Chief Mike Crews updated the media on the number of homes that received damage and on donations and volunteer management.
Finally, Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp talked about a large anonymous donation that was used for an emergency relief fund.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more special features as we remember the Taylorville Tornado, one year later. And, don't forget the event taking place this Sunday from 2 til 4 at the Taylorville V-F-W to commemorate the first anniversary. There'll be free snacks, soda, and water, and free entertainment. WMKR Genuine Country 94-point-3 will broadcast the event live.