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‘They have no way to get out until the bridges are rebuilt’

An update on the trip to EKY by Jeff Wiggins and Jerald Adkins to see how unions can help.

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Jeff Wiggins and Jerald Adkins were heading for Breathitt County flood survivor Lewis Turner’s place on Bowling Creek Road when they spotted a white hardhat resting on a flat rock in a little stream whose rushing flood waters had receded.

“Mr. Turner and his two sons, Lewis Jr. and Rolland, who live near each other, are members of IBEW Local 369, so Jeff and I thought it belonged to one of them,” said Adkins, who owns Working Strategies 2, a Frankfort lobbying/consulting firm.

“They said it didn’t. So we still wonder – did it belong to somebody who was lost in the flood? Somebody who was trying to help? I just took a photo of it, and we left it where it was.”

Read the rest at the KY AFL-CIO web site.

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Berry Craig

Berry Craig is a professor emeritus of history at West KY Community College, and an author of seven books and co-author of two more. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)