Survivor: Local student remembers tornado that hit Union University

-A A +A
By Walt Reichert

It was like a scene from a horror movie.

Randall Childers took a call from his daughter, Heather, about 7 p.m. on Feb. 5. She told him Union University in Jackson, Tenn. where she was a junior, was under a tornado warning and she asked him what she should do.

"As I was telling her to cover her head, all of a sudden I hear glass breaking, a lot of racket, she screamed and the phone went dead," Childers said. "I was welling up with tears in my eyes. We were five and a half hours away. There was nothing we could do but pray."

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Sentinel-News, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.

You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

The Sentinel-News | circulation@sentinelnews.com | 502-633-2526
P.O. Box 399, 703 Taylorsville Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday