Report for America Set Out to Give Local News a Boost. Here’s How It’s Going


Will Wright, a journalist at the Lexington Herald-Leader, knows a lot about the water in eastern Kentucky. How it’s gathered from local tributaries and reservoirs, how it’s treated, and how it’s transported to businesses and homes. This year, Wright reported extensively on the failing infrastructure of one county’s water district, on the West Virginia border, including an incident in January that left more than 3,000 people without access to water for days.

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