Community gathers for healing and remembrance in Marshall County

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Today has been about healing and reflecting for Marshall County — one year to the day since the deadly shooting at the local high school.

Wednesday evening, people gathered at Mike Miller Park in Marshall County for a remembrance and healing event.

Brother Tim Bertram of God’s Graffiti Ministry shared encouraging words with folks there to support one another.

“I know that Jesus knows you’re hurt. I know that Jesus knows what you’re going through,” Bertram said.  “I can tell you this with assurance: There’s a hope in Christ that will get us through.”

One year later and one step closer to healing.

“He rejoices over you even in the midst of tragedy,” Bertram said.

Bertram uses his art to heal. Wednesday night, he painted with vibrant orange to represent Marshall Strong. 

“The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us,” Bertram said. “Paul says that the present sufferings can’t compare to the future glory that we will one day take part in if we’re a child of God.”

Local musicians Cody Meyers and Brian Brophy took the stage to perform their song written one year ago today.

Meyers graduated from Marshall County High School.

A number of churches sponsored the remembrance event, as well as a group called Marshall County F.O.C.U.S. — which stands for facilitators of community unity and support.