Knott County man helping neighbors without water

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

KNOTT COUNTY Ky. (WYMT) For many folks in the Mousie community, the past week has been difficult without running water.

Water has returned to most areas of the Knott County community, but some homes are not as lucky.

For those folks, it's been more than a week since they've seen water coming out of their facets.

Jerry Hall lives outside of Mousie and has his own well water.

He's been spreading that luxury into the community for folks like Paulette Gayheart.

"I've filled up jugs and cookers so I could wash dishes so my family could have some home cooked meals," said Gayheart, "It's been rough. Jerry has been a blessing. He really has."

"It's hard for me to walk away from a disaster like this and not try to do something," said Hall.

Hall says he's been filling water barrels at his home and bringing them to whoever asks for help every day since the pipes have been shut off.

"I know I've missed a whole lot," he says, "I'm just one person and I can't possibly hit everybody at one time, but I'm doing the best that I can."

He says this act is just giving back to a community he grew up in.

"Until the water is restored I'll still be doing it," says Hall.

And plans on continuing the deliveries until all the water is restored.

Water officials say they hope all parts of the community will have running water by Thursday.

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