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Marion, KY water crisis continues

MARION, Ky. (KBSI) – Volunteers passed out gallons of water to families in Marion, Kentucky who need it for drinking and cooking purposes at the old National Guard Armory Friday. “Basically people are coming around they’re getting water from the national guard, we’re here, we’re taking they’re names and...
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Driver ticketed after crash on I-57

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A driver was ticketed with driving with a suspended license on Friday after his car crashed on Interstate 57. The crash happened just after 2 p.m. at Milepost 164. State Troopers said the car was driving northbound when it left the road and entered the center median. The driver overcorrected, […]
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Changes made to water distribution schedule in Marion

MARION, Ky. (WEHT) – Changes have been made to Marion’s water distribution schedule. To pick up water, you must show an ID. Officials ask that this water be used for cooking and drinking. If you need to make special arrangements due to health or transportation issues, call 270-965-2266. Location: 131 Rochester Ave. (Old National Guard […]
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Locals band together to conserve water amid water crisis

MARION, KY-- Every gallon counts in Marion, Kentucky. For local businesses, water conservation is difficult, especially when it's the crux of their industry. "Really, it's water. It's not anything that we shouldn't be able to access in America, much less in a small town like this," says Casey Winstead, owner of Shear Illusions in Marion.
MARION, KY
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Marion prays for rain to bolster 6-day water supply

The weekend forecast of scattered thundershowers could be inconvenient for most people's July 4th plans, but they could be a lifesaver for the water-starved city of Marion. City officials estimated Friday that they have about a six-day supply of raw water in Old City Lake, but a good inch of rain could boost add up to two weeks to that number.
MARION, KY
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Bottled water distribution schedule changed in Marion, Ky.

MARION, Ky. (KFVS) - The bottled water pickup schedule in Marion, Kentucky has been changed because of the the Fourth of July holiday. According to the City of Marion, the change has been made to give volunteers a break over the holiday. Water distribution is also being switched to a...
MARION, KY
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Marion businesses cope with water crisis

Locals band together to conserve water amid water crisis. Every gallon counts in Marion, Kentucky. For local businesses, water conservation is difficult, especially when it's the crux of their industry.
MARION, KY
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Two sent to the hospital after single vehicle crash on I-57

EFFINGHAM COUNTY (WAND)- The Illinois State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash, that sent two individuals to the hospital Friday afternoon. According to Police, Marius N. Jackson, 62, of Sturgis, Kentucky, and an eight-year-old male were traveling northbound on Interstate 57 at Milepost 164 in Effingham County, when the vehicle left the roadway into the center median, over-corrected, left the roadway to the right, and overturned into an adjacent field.
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Marion rallies around local businesses amidst water-crisis

Marion, Kentucky asks for state's help to find a sustainable water solution, rallies around businesses. Marion, Kentucky now has just six to seven days of water left. As the water crisis continues, the city stresses the need for rain over the holiday weekend is critical. Meantime, the city is making...
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UNIONTOWN, Ky. (WEHT) – Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) deputies were led on a wild chase through Uniontown and into rural Union County on June 29 about 10:40 p.m. Deputies arrested Michael Williams for multiple charges. UCSO’s deputies said they attempted a traffic stop on a black Buick driven by Williams at Division and Third […]
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Marion bans burning and fireworks

MARION, Ky. (WEHT) – The City Council of Marion voted to ban burning and the use of fireworks due to the water supply shortage. The council made the vote on June 27. The city of Marion is in a declared state of emergency as a leak from the Lake George Dam was discovered. The lake […]
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