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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

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

Dawson Springs on Dec. 11, 2021, the afternoon following the largest tornado system to ever hit the state.

Kentucky tornado recovery continues, with charities and government providing aid

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PADUCAH, Ky. (NewsHour) — The tornadoes that swept through the midsouth region one week ago left thousands homeless and killed at least 77 people in Kentucky alone. It was the single worst tornado disaster in that state’s history. This weekend charities, churches and government agencies are focused on helping those who need shelter and supplies…. Read More