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Money finally surfaces to combat flooding in Martin Co.

Flooding is a dangerous and sad fact for so many communities in our region. Fighting with crumbling and clogged storm drain systems in many cases appear to be the culprit. But the fixes aren't easy. Money is tight and costs are high. It's tough, but not impossible. In eastern Kentucky, one small city is trying to flush out a solution. Looking at the front of Millard’s tobacco store last Wednesday, flood waters turned a busy road, Route 40, into a would-be marina. Martin County’s Judge-Executive Kelly Callaham says since Lake Warfield really got bad in March, he's hounded the state for the $128,000 to replace the 75-year-old system. This month, the money came in and the bids went out.

Filed under: Martin Co. | Economy | Weather | Environment


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