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Photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond
SPC. JAMES HARMON, WITH THE KENTUCKY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD’S CO. A, 1ST BATTALION, 149TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, HELPS GUIDE a pallet of water into a vehicle for distribution in Harlan, Kentucky, Feb. 24. Members of the Kentucky Army Guard have been on duty throughout the eastern and southern portions of the state assisting with clearing roads, emergency response and distribution of food, water and other supplies to those hardest hit by winter storms.
Ky Guard activated

By STAFF SGT. SCOTT RAYMOND
Kentucky National Guard
More than 100 Soldiers with the Kentucky Army National Guard were recently activated to assist local communities following winter storms that dropped snow and ice throughout the Bluegrass State.
In eastern and southern Kentucky snowfall totals exceeded two feet and were combined with bitterly cold temperatures. With 93 of Kentucky’s 120 counties declaring emergencies, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear issued a state of emergency Feb. 16, and called on the Guard to assist.