We’ve been harping on local media for dropping the ball when it comes to coverage of tornado devastation in Kentucky. The focus has primarily been on Henryville, Indiana because it’s in the metro area.
We thought things would change. But. Uh. Not so much. All you ever hear is, “Henryville, Henryville, Henryville.” Despite damage in Kentucky being far worse.
Then we saw this story about an elementary school reopening in Jake’s hometown of West Liberty. Quick and easy. A blip on the radar.
Didn’t take long to notice some of the comments on the story:
And then we were reminded why no one had a clue such a disaster had taken place in their very own state: because local media (not singling out FOX41/WDRB/whatever) only focused on the quick and easy.
It’s why Henryville will have everything it needs to recover. The area will likely be rebuilt in a matter of months. While the majority of damaged areas in Eastern Kentucky will be suffering years from now. Much of it will never be rebuilt. And no one in the metro area will be any wiser.