The latest example was a Sunday night telethon on WYMT-TV in Hazard featuring Sundy Best, the country-music duo who are natives of Floyd County, just south of Johnson County, where the flood hit. It raised almost $50,000, the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky said in a press release. "The television station mobilized their entire cast and crew to set the stage for a long, live, and flawless broadcast that would bring the realization of devastation to people’s living rooms across the region."
WYMT quotes Kris Bentley of Sundy Best: "To be here and see people's faces that have had to endure it right at their doorstep is heartbreaking. You hope you never see a disaster like this at home." He said in the news release, "You know, we all got each other’s back in this area; in this whole state. It's very Kentucky for Kentucky."