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Rotary Club to dedicate warning siren in Piner, Ky.

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The scene in March 2012 after strong storms hit Piner, Kentucky. The scene in March 2012 after strong storms hit Piner, Kentucky.
PINER, KY (FOX19) -

The Rotary Club of Kenton County, along with local elected officials, will dedicate an emergency warning siren in Piner on Wednesday.

The dedication site is located in the 300 block of Carlisle Road. The ceremony is open to the public beginning at 1 p.m.

The concept of the Rotary Club helping to provide an emergency warning siren evolved after the devastating tornadoes hit the City of Piner and the surrounding areas in Kenton County in March 2012.

The Rotary Club of Kenton County initiated the process to install the warning system with the help of the Kenton County Emergency Management Agency.

The dedication ceremony will include the unveiling of a monument stone placed at the base of the siren recognizing the work of the Rotary Club of Kenton County and community partners Duke Energy and Owen Electric Cooperative.

"The Rotary Club of Kenton County has been honored to be a part of this worthy project for the citizens of Southern Kenton County," stated President Jeff Simpson. "It has most certainly been a labor of love by many people who embrace the meaning of the spirit of cooperation."

The Rotary International District 6740 Disaster Relief Fund was established following the 2012 tornadoes. Organizers say proceeds from the fund along with donations from Rotary Clubs and other partnerships made the vision of this project possible.

The Rotary Club of Kenton County meets each Thursday at noon at the Colonial Cottage Inn in Erlanger

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