The Kentucky River is expected to crest in Woodford County Thursday evening. Along the river in Clifton, most people have already evacuated from the area, but some have stayed, saying this happens to the area every 10 years.
In northern Franklin County, just off Highway 127, Dawn Morris can’t leave her home. Morris says the rising river and Elkhorn Creek have left her trapped and she won’t be able to leave her home until the water goes down.
Connecting during a year of social unrest, bad weather and a pandemic is more important than ever. People may not be able to sit down for dinner or share a few drinks together, but a quick, “How do you do?” in the front yard can make a big difference these days, one consumer advocate said.
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education announced on Tuesday that the initiative will use $1.5 million in federal relief funds to boost mental health on campuses as COVID-19 continues to cause stress and uncertainty among students.
“Today we don’t move on, but we do move forward. We don’t move on from those that we lost because they will forever be apart of us a part of our community, a part of the fabric of our hearts. We’re never going to move on from them, but we can move forward for them,” said Pastor John Nichols.
The water has gone down in Beattyville, and now begins the long process of cleaning up the mud and debris left behind from the Kentucky River. Businesses are destroyed, but the owners are determined to rebuild.