WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) -- An iconic restaurant in West Liberty has reopened six months after a tornado devastated the eastern Kentucky community.
WYMT-TV reports that Freezer Fresh, which has been part of the town since 1958, opened its doors to customers on Thursday for the first time since tornadoes hit the area in March.
Owner Janet Franklin says she and her husband wanted to bring the restaurant back as a way to "bring a little joy back to this sad little town."
Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley says he used to take baseball teams to Freezer Fresh for milk shakes after games when he coached little league, and the place serves as a local hangout.
Conley says everyone is happy to see it reopen.
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