The Lexington Herald Leader reports an index by the Oil Price Information Service shows high gas prices affect Clay County residents the most. That's based on the county's average monthly income of less than $1,500 dollars. Now a locally owned radio station is trying to help listeners out by giving them the opportunity to win free gas.
If you are in the coverage area of the 5,000 watt AM Radio Station 1290 and you want to win free gas, you may want to tune in.
"Now a days, people really just can't afford a full tank of gas anymore. In reality who can?" said WKLB Evening DJ Tyler Wolfe.
The last week of every month, the station gives away six gas gift cards.
"At the end of the month, everybody is broke and down and stuff and we just want to be nice and show our appreciation," said WKLB Morning DJ "The Mayor".
All people have to do is answer a trivia question during the morning show and for many Clay County residents, a right answer can mean big savings.
"It is harder on the families around here and it seems like, well it's $3.09 now and then maybe tomorrow morning it will go up 10 cents more so it's just making it difficult on everybody," said Clay County resident Amy Carnahan.
WKLB Owner Larry Barker has teamed up with Hysplint Gas and Oil Company to give out more than a hundred dollars worth of gas each month.
Gas prices have dropped a little after the holiday weekend, but experts expect the prices to jump again this summer. Triple A says the average price of regular unleaded gas in the state right now is $3.14 a gallon.