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Kentucky Town's Emergency Med. Service Problems #52052

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) Earlier report on plight of South Shore, Kentucky, in being isolated from medical facilities in nearest town due to closing of unsafe bridge recalled.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(S. Shore, Kentucky) Details of concerns in South Shore, Kentucky, about getting emergency medical care, because bridge to hospitals and other facilities is closed for repair, given. Townspeople's efforts to get situation rectified outlined. Their request to Governor Julian Carroll for return of emergency helicopter service noted; lack of success in getting this done reported [Carol WAMPLER - describes exchange she had with Carroll to citizens' group.] News team's investigation into reasons for South Shore's difficulty in getting relief action described; questions to and answers from White House, Department of Health, Education and Welfare and Trans. Depts., Kentucky congress representatives and Governor Carroll stated. Carroll's compromise, reached after repeated appeals and confrontations from South Shore, reported [CARROLL - says emergency boat service across river seems to be most responsible resolution. Gives reasons.] Compromise said agreed to by townspeople and governor; continued lack of aid to town, with no boat yet provided, cited. Federal agencies' response to questions about this situation noted.
REPORTER: Bob Brown (WOWK newsfilm)

Brown, Bob;
Robinson, Max

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