County Is Nearly Out Of Water

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State emergency management officials have
declared a water supply emergency in the eastern Kentucky county of

Prolonged drought conditions have caused the Licking River - the
area's primary water source - to run low.

Division of Water official Chris Yeary said the current water
supply is limited to the amount stored in a pool at Salyersville.

Yeary said that won't be replenished until there is significant
rain and little relief is forecast.

The state is working with Salyersville Municipal Water to establish alternative supply sources.

For now, officials said people in Magoffin County must conserve
as much water as possible.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by A Person Who Lives Here Location: Magoffin on Oct 11, 2008 at 03:02 PM
    Why dont they SHUT the schools DOWN
  • by Nelson on Oct 10, 2008 at 06:52 PM
    does this affect the weekend car wash fund raisers at the schools??
  • by Patriot Location: Magoffin County on Oct 10, 2008 at 06:38 PM
    The illustrious Goobernor of "The Dark And Bloody Ground" In his worships greatness has proclaimed and hereby ordered that all beer drinkers from Knott, Floyd and Magoffin counties converge at the head of the Licking River and urinate at the same time. This should effectively fill the Licking River to capacity and solve the water shortage. Oh hail great Goobernor may flowers be thrown at your feet proclaiming your wisdom. Oh hail great Goobernor may the gamblers and mafia bow down at your feet and shoot dice at your ankles and bask in your great shadow. Oh hail great Goobernor let the cons you let out of prison dance in your grapes and make wine for you and your contributors. O hell do I need say more to ye?


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