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Teachers Rally To Collect Water For Martin County Students

Posted at 10:38 AM, Dec 29, 2018

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ)– Teachers around the state are collecting water in hopes of helping students in Martin County during the ongoing water crisis.

The Facebook group “Kentucky Teachers in the Know” organized the drive.

20 are happening across the Commonwealth and on Friday, they had a drive in Boyd County.

Organizers brought in a truck-load of water that they plan to deliver to Martin County Schools for them to decide how to distribute the water.

“We will reach across the state to help students,” organizer Allison Slone told WSAZ. “Whether they are in our county or another county we are here to help and Frankfort needs to do the same.”

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Thursday that he is calling for an appointment of an independent supervisor to oversee nearly $8 million in state and federal funded projects to improve Martin County’s water system.

Beshear says he wants the supervisor to make sure the money is not mishandled by the water district.