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The Independent W W W . D A I LY I N D E P E N D E N T . C O M SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012 ASHLAND, KENTUCKY 41101 © INSIDE TODAY 50 CENTS DAILY/$1.50 SUNDAY IT AIN’T EASY Gators don’t go down without a fight, hit 11 from long range; UK uses 14-0 run to secure spot in SEC title game WILDCATS TAKE ON VANDERBILT TODAY / B1 WEST LIBERTY TORNADO AFTERMATH A NEW HOUSE KEY v “This city and this county will live again.” Tim Conley, Morgan County judge-executive ‰Habitat for Humanity wraps Flatwoods project Region, Page A2 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS! ‰Make sure you’ve got the time right JOHN FLAVELL / FOR THE INDEPENDENT ‰Library’s chess program is on the move, and it’s designed for players of all skill levels Lifestyles, Page C1 A slow recovery Gas, electric services restored to most residents; daunting cleanup task ahead By MARK MAYNARD The Independent SANTORUM LANDSLIDE ‰Kansas turns into rout; Romney strong in Wyoming Politics, Page A3 A SLICE OF HEAVEN ‰Searching the country for the best pizza pies PARADE Tab WEST LIBERTY Officials in West Liberty began a news conference Friday at 5:47 p.m., the exact time a tornado struck Ezel, a small community west of West Liberty, on March 2. Signs of recovery are already being witnessed. “This is a major, major disaster that will take us years to ever get back to where we once were,” Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley said. “This city and this Straight to the point By MIKE JAMES The Independent SUMMIT The young Robin Hoods on the Fairview archery team know they need a high point score to advance to the state tournament in April. But that didn’t stop them from welcoming two kids from another school to practice with their team. The Fairview squad was one of county will live again. We have had a lot of emotions, a lot of time to think about what a community is.” West Liberty Mayor James Rupe said gas service was back on in many parts of town, and that electric service had been restored for most of the roughly 4,000 people who lost power in the storm. Meanwhile, the daunting cleanup task begins. Crews will start to remove the tons of debris and taking them to landfills next How you can help victims of tornadoes that swept through Morgan, Lawrence, Johnson and Martin counties. DETAILS ON A10 See STORM / Page A8 Close to 600 show for Boyd’s archery tourney about 20 that competed Saturday at the National Archery in the Schools Program tournament at Boyd County Middle School. Its 14 members have been practicing since last fall and came to Boyd County hoping to be the top team and thus go on to Louisville April 2. Also shooting Saturday were two Russell students, fifth-grader Caleb KEVIN GOLDY / THE INDEPENDENT Katie McCoy, 9, from Catlettsburg, scores her arrows after shooting See ARCHERY / Page A6 from 10 meters at Boyd County Middle School on Saturday. INDEX ARE YOU IN CHECK? Morehead State University student volunteers, with university president Wayne Andrews, work Saturday to clean up debris at the Morgan County High School football field in West Liberty. DEATHS..........................A4 REGION ..........................A2 LIFESTYLES ................C1-3 OPINION ....................C7-8 SPORTS........................B1-4 TODAY’S WEATHER HIGH ....70 LOW ....46 FULL FORECAST, PAGE A8

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