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National Weather Service has honored two Magoffin County officials for saving lives

More than two dozen people died on March 2nd, 2012 when tornadoes tore through Kentucky. One county that suffered millions of dollars in damages was Magoffin. Tuesday, two heroes who saved many lives that night are being recognized by the National Weather Service.

Judge Executive Charles "Doc" Hardin and Emergency Manager Mike Wilson are both being thanked at a national level.

Each received a Storm Ready Community Hero Award from the National Weather Service for their actions.

Emergency Management Director Mike Wilson says "It's shocking and humbling, because all I was doing was doing my job. I didn't think nothing of it, just trying to save lives and keep everyone safe,"

Also during the special session meeting, Judge Hardin passed a motion to bring a Code Red warning system to the county, so they can warn everyone countywide by phone if there is an emergency. The cost will be covered by a donation from the Tornado Relief Fund.

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