Tornadoes hit southern ranchers

Mar 9, 2012
by WLJ

The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation (KCF) says it will be accepting monetary donations to address the needs of cattlemen in rebuilding fences and facilities following the recent storms.

“Farmers across the state have been calling our office since the tornadoes hit wanting to know how they can help so we are working on a case-by-case basis to help farmers however we can,” said Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) Executive Vice President Dave Maples.

Phone calls from some of the hardest hit areas have been received in the KCA office and are being dealt with on an in dividual basis. Many farmers have had buildings and fences destroyed while others have had entire herds killed in the storms. The monetary donations sent in will be used to directly assist producers in need and are tax deductible. Many areas affected are also in need of fencing supplies.

Those interested in donating to relief efforts coordinated by KCF can donate online at or mail a check to the office at KCF Disaster Relief Fund, 176 Pasadena Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. For questions or more information, call the office at 859/278-0899. — WLJ