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Kentucky lawmakers pass tornado-relief legislation

Karyn Czar

Some legislators spoke of their harrowing experiences when the storms struck. Several Kentucky communities were devastated and 77 people died in the state. The relief measure was put on a fast track by legislative leaders. It includes $200 million requested by Gov. Andy Beshear.

The legislation cleared the House and Senate on Wednesday. Lawmakers agreed to pump in an initial $15 million for temporary housing and $30 million
for schools.

More rounds of aid will be allocated later.

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.