Coal Grove bus drivers helping Ky. flood victims

Published 12:13 am Sunday, July 19, 2015

COAL GROVE — With the recent devastating flooding throughout Johnson County, Kentucky, the Coal Grove bus drivers and superintendent Steve Easterling have decided to help the victims.

“One of our bus drivers, Kim Hankins, has been watching about it on TV and felt like she wanted to do something,” Lisa Potter, Coal Grove bus driver, said. “On Friday she started asking other drivers, people and businesses if they wanted to help out by donating money and supplies.”

Potter said some of the bus drivers with family in that area was a driving force behind the efforts.

“The superintendent gave us permission to use the track to put the supplies and the truck used for the football equipment to take it down there,” Potter said.

Anyone can help make a difference for the victims by donating money or items for the victims Monday from noon-5 p.m. at the Dawson-Bryant bus garage on Lane Street or Coal Grove Pack and Ship on Marion Pike.

Items in need are baby diapers, baby food, baby formula, baby wipes, water, non-perishable food items, contact solution, personal items, toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, Aspirin or Tylenol, ointments, Band-Aids, batteries, flashlights, blankets and pillows, jackets, rubber boots, rubber gloves, Clorox, Clorox wipes, bug spray, cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, dust pans, Lysol, can openers, towels and wash cloths.