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Laurel County Sees Increase In Panhandling

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Many people in Laurel County say that they have seen an increase in people panhandling.

LEX 18 spoke with one man who explained why he was panhandling in the first place.

"I think there's a lot of good people in this world," the man said. He introduced himself as Chris. Chris was standing near the Walmart off the bypass in London. At the time of his interview with LEX 18, he said he had made about $3 standing in that location for 20 minutes. 

Chris said that he was coming from Ohio down to Tennessee and made a stop in Laurel County, just off I-75.

Kentucky's Supreme Court said that it is legal in the City of Lexington after a high profile court case.

There are also resources for people who need help getting back on their feet, including London's Good Samaritan House.

"We encourage that, hey, you don't have to be homeless. If you work, save your money, try and budget the best you can," said Dorothy Reimer with the Good Samaritan House.

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