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Stamping Ground residents still remember 1974 tornado, part of largest outbreak in US history
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:56 AM EDT
Forty years ago, on April 3 and 4, 1974, the greatest tornado outbreak in U.S. history took place, stretching from the Deep South to the Great Lakes.
Edna Jones was in third grade when the tornado hit Stamping Ground, Ky., on April 3, and for months she slept fully clothed, waiting for it to come back.
When the storm hit, she believed her family would be blown away; but they weren't, and neither was anyone else in Stamping Ground, a fact that residents of the Scott County village still consider remarkable because Stamping Ground was the hardest-hit community in Central Kentucky.