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Havanna Thacker’s mother and an older couple who live near the former high school make hot food to deliver to people up in remote mountain communities still without power and water.

In remote eastern Kentucky, neighbors help where no one else will

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CARR CREEK, Ky. (OVR) — Over the past week, Havanna Thacker has transformed a historic high school in Carr Creek, Kentucky into a supply depot. While her mother whips up trays of food in a tiny cafeteria, she stocks the gym with supplies that people bring by the carload. In the afternoon, she’ll deliver it… Read More

Nelsonville residents' house where the group is collecting donations to being to Eastern Kentucky.

Nelsonville residents collect donations for Eastern Kentucky flood victims

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – A group of Nelsonville residents are collecting donations for relief as they travel to Eastern Kentucky this weekend. For the past several weeks, Kentucky has been struggling to cope with severe flooding and heat. The extreme weather has left hundreds of people displaced and emergency service workers are actively searching for… Read More

The gym in the old Carr Creek High School, now an impromptu mutual aid center.

In the epicenter of Kentucky’s flooding, communities help each other and wait for assistance

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KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — Runnels Branch is a long, winding holler that travels deep into a mountain from the Carr Fork Lake area in Knott County, Kentucky. Usually, the creek is a gentle presence by Sally Smith’s little white house, a source of comfort. But last week, it became something else, something vengeful. It became… Read More