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Kentucky Flood Kills 4, Destroys 120 Homes

By Laura Marion

On July 13, an Ohio Valley flood devastated parts of southern Indiana and eastern Kentucky. Among the four known casualties was Scott Johnson, a Johnson County resident who reportedly saved several residents before he was lost in the flood.

An estimated 120 homes were destroyed. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency, which will make state funds and resources available to those affected by this flooding.

Cash donations are being accepted at:

Johnson County Long-Term Recovery Committee,
c/o Johnson County Fiscal Court,
P.O. Box 868,
Paintsville, KY, 41240

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2015 — (Aug/Sept)

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