Sixty-eight More KY Counties Added to Disaster Area

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s office says another 68 counties have been declared primary disaster areas due to damage from drought. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the declaration, which also qualifies twenty-two contiguous counties for assistance. Beshear’s office says following a similar declaration last month and earlier this month, a total of one-hundred sixteen counties are either primary or contiguous disaster areas due to drought. The four counties not covered are Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry.

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