Our Ventures

2011 Kentucky Tornado Recovery

A Sampling of our rebuild efforts after a devastating natural disaster.

In March 2012, a devastating tornado outbreak hit Kentucky. West Liberty in Morgan County was one of the hardest hit towns; the infrastructure was severely damaged, including public utilities such as electric and water, and nearly all major buildings, including public schools, grocery stores, restaurants, and government offices were destroyed by the storms.

A strategic plan was developed to rebuild key components of the town, and Community Ventures provided $10 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocations to help rebuild several of West Liberty’s municipal buildings, including the Morgan County Office Building and Community Center, the Old Morgan County Courthouse, a judicial building parking garage, and a high school.