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Kentucky Town vs. Bureaucracy #52026

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1978
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(Studio) Public feeling of frustration over government bureaucracy as evidenced in elec. `78 noted. Report is on situation in north Kentucky town.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(S. Shore, Kentucky) Closing of bridge over Ohio River between South Shore, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio, due to its ill repair stated. Problems resulting for people of South Shore, who must cross river on small auto ferries, detailed. Appeals to federal and state govts. for aid reported to have brought little response and no solutions. [Carol WAMPLER - says town feels neglected and won't stand by and take it.] Residents' concerns about medical emergencies and requests for state emergency helicopter service provided earlier to be restored noted; state's reasons for refusal given. [MAN - comments on situation.] Ferry incident causing 2 ambulances to wait at landing detailed. Upcoming report on investigation by news team on why town has difficulty in getting government response to problems outlined.

Brown, Bob;
Robinson, Max

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