On the southern side of Kenton County, there’s a little community called Piner. There’s an elementary school, a corner market, some churches and not much else but homes and farms.
Every time I drive through Stephensburg, I think about Piner. I think about my grandma, Mary Ruth, and everyone in Piner.
Piner was devastated when tornadoes ripped through the region March 3. A volunteer coordinator estimated 100 homes were destroyed and another 250 families were affected. Four people died.