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Matt interviews man choked during Martin County water meeting

The Martin County Water Crisis really gained attention once a video of a Kentucky State Trooper choking a man at a community meeting went viral. That man, Gary Michael Hunt, spoke to Matt outside of the Martin County Water District office this afternoon for Hey Kentucky!.

In the interview, Hunt expresses his frustration over the water issues he and fellow Martin County residents have faced for the last five years. In light of the recent news that the water company has applied for an expedited rate increase of 49.5%, Hunt wants answers.

To see the entire episode from Martin County, visit

If you’d like to help, please consider donating to the KSR Water Drive, which has raised over $22,000 so far to bring clean water to the residents of Martin County and surrounding communities. Your donation — large or small — will go a long way to help Kentuckians in need.  To donate, click the link below.

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Article written by Hey Kentucky!

5 Comments for Matt interviews man choked during Martin County water meeting

  1. derricktwells
    9:23 pm January 25, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not a liberal or a complete moron, but this is absolutely horrible. As a conservative and supply-slider, this is abuse of the utility state monopoly which exists in this country.

    • katfan33
      8:29 am January 26, 2018 Permalink

      Has nothing to do with liberal or conservative. But you’ve made it political, it’s obvious that republicans are to blame considering all of eastern Ky is republican. It took a liberal (Matt Jones) to actually do something about the issue.

    • Jester
      9:51 am January 26, 2018 Permalink

      All of eastern Kentucky is not republican. Not by a stretch. As a matter of fact, the democrats held control of the state house until the 2016 election.

      Ever heard of Rocky Adkins or Ray Jones? Both well-known eastern Kentucky democrats currently holding influential positions in the general assembly

      Guess what one of the counties is that Senator Jones represents?

      You can’t boil local politics down to Republican vs. democrat. At that level they’re just party affiliations you pick when you decide to register or run for office.

  2. Jiminy Crickets
    12:16 am January 26, 2018 Permalink

    His name is mike hunt??