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Matt goes in-depth on the Martin County Water Crisis on Hey Kentucky!

Martin County, Kentucky is in the middle of a dire water crisis, and an immediate solution is far from over.

Since December 15, many citizens of Martin County have seen their water restricted to just ten hours a day, with some having no water whatsoever.

Even before the water shortage, the overall quality of water has been horrible in the area. Back in 2000, an environmental disaster occurred where a coal company allowed 306-million gallons of toxic sludge to enter the water supply, and things have been devastating ever since.

Matt Jones and the Hey Kentucky! crew visited Martin County to interview several locals on the water crisis, and even reached out to public officials to find some answers.

Take a look at their experience below:

Watch the full episode and more Hey Kentucky! here: http://wp.me/p7TGZa-1DJ

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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9 Comments for Matt goes in-depth on the Martin County Water Crisis on Hey Kentucky!



  1. david8577
    9:52 pm January 31, 2018 Permalink

    Can’t depend on government to solve your problems. Dig wells, install water catchment, etc.



    • UkChubbs
      8:15 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

      With what money. This is one of the poorest counties in the state.



    • Zack
      1:29 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

      Not only is this one of the poorest counties in the nation, ground water has been contaminated by all of the past coal mining. Digging wells is not an option



  2. FunkyMonkey
    8:12 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

    A disgrace. Where is Governor Bevin? MIA. MISSING IN ACTION. No TV cameras, no Bevin. You all can vote Trump and Republicans like Bevin all you want, but one day you’ll realize that they only care about the top 1%, Bevin in bed with the Koch brothers. Instead of Hey Kentucky, it should be Wake Up Kentucky.



    • Not Dan Issel
      8:51 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

      Did you watch the video? This has been going on for many years, mostly under the control of Democrat Governors and Democrat controlled legislature. If you want to throw blame around, better start with the democrats of this state.



    • UkChubbs
      8:54 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

      I dislike Bevin more than most people but he can’t be blamed for this if the problem has been building up for 17 years. Yet this is a major republican county where 88.6% of ppl voted for trump. I’m assuming it has been this way for a long time. People voting against their own best interests.



    • UkChubbs
      8:56 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

      And each county handles their own water supply not the governor of state legislature but nice try.



  3. satcheluk
    2:21 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

    I feel for them, but how many voted for low tax, anti-regulation,/EPA politicians? This is what happens.



  4. FunkyMonkey
    8:31 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

    Please. Exhibit some common sense. I wasn’t blaming Bevin. Who knows what “political party” caused the problem. Governor Bevin is the leader of our state. HE HAS THE POWERTO FIX IT! Quit viewing everything as a Red or Blue issue.