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Officials Ask For Assistance Locating Missing Woman

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Officials are currently asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman. 71-year-old Elaine Amburgey, of Flat Lick, also known as “Fro”, was last seen on August 5th at approximately 5:30 PM in a red Hyundai Elantra. She is described a...
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Golden Alert canceled after missing woman found safe

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Golden Alert for a Knox County woman has been canceled after law enforcement officials reported her found safe. Elaine “Fro” Amburgey of Flat Lick was previously last seen on August 5, 2022 at around 5:30pm in a red 2015 Hyundai Elantra. Officials...
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Biden: Infrastructure, reconciliation bills can help Kentucky rebuild

President Joe Biden on Monday touted recent bipartisan legislation as a tool to help eastern Kentucky rebuild from the devastating floods that killed 38 people. The big picture: Senate Democrats finally passed a $740 billion tax, climate and health care reconciliation package on Sunday after more than a year of negotiations. The bill follows the massive $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package that Congress passed last November.
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Troopers release names of two people still missing from eastern Kentucky flooding

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WCHS) — Officials have released the names of two people still missing following historic flooding in eastern Kentucky. Vanessa Baker, 60, and Nancy Cundiff, 29, both of the Lost Creek community in Breathitt County, have been unaccounted for since the devastating flooding on July 28, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.
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Old J.C. Penney’s building in Hazard opens doors as donation and distribution site for flood victims

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The donation and distribution site in the old J.C. Penney’s building in Hazard opened its doors to those in need on Monday. “We had to do a lot of cleaning and stuff like that so they did that on Friday, we organized Saturday and Sunday and we’re open today,” said one of the site’s coordinators, Bailey Richards. “It came together so fast and I’ve kind of been calling this the flood relief free store.”
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Biden tries to heal Kentucky flood victims -- and country

In Lost Creek, Kentucky, Joe Biden promised flood victims Monday that their shattered lives will be restored -- a message of optimism he hopes to beam right through a divided America three months before elections that will decide the fate of his presidency. - Empathy, unity -            So in Lost Creek, Biden did one thing he has long been known for doing well: he comforted the grieving.
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How to help Kentucky flood victims

Catastrophic flooding in portions of eastern Kentucky killed at least 37 people and the community is struggling to survive the aftermath which destroyed houses and businesses.
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Kentucky couple helps deliver hot meals to flood victims

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear says it will take months, even years, to recover and rebuild from the historic flooding. As the people of Eastern Kentucky work to rebuild, people are coming from across the country to help. Tyson Foods, out of Arkansas, came to Buckhorn, Ky. Monday to prepare hot meals for those who otherwise likely wouldn’t get one for a while.
BUCKHORN, KY
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Flooding again a threat early in the week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After a week and a weekend filled with showers and storms, many containing heavy rain, things don’t look to dry out much as we start the new work week, with renewed chances for heavy rain and even flash flooding on the table through the first half of the week.
HAZARD, KY
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GOV. AND MRS. BESHEAR TO VISIT EASTERN KENTUCKY WITH PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY; SET TO MAKE REMARKS AT LOST CREEK, KY ITENERARY SAYS

Gov. and Mrs. Beshear to Visit Eastern Kentucky with President and First Lady. Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear, along with Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and Second Gentleman Chris O’Bryan, will join President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on a trip to Eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by the devastation from recent flooding and survey impacts and response efforts.
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