Couple honored in South Central Kentucky, celebrating 81 years of mariage

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BOWLING GREEN. Ky. (WBKO) Saturday marked a day of celebration for one South Central Kentucky couple, as they share 81 years of marriage.

The couple was honored in Bowling Green, receiving the award for 2018's "Longest Married Couple Project."

Mota and Avanelle Young will celebrate their 82nd wedding anniversary this year on April 14.

They were recognized by lawmakers on Saturday for receiving the award. The couple was among a pool of 200 nominations.