Hopkinsville real estate group collecting bottled water for city of Marion

The Hopkinsville, Christian & Todd County Association of Realtors plans to deliver donated water to the Crittenden County community.

The community of Marion in Crittenden County is facing a potential water crisis, and the Hopkinsville, Christian & Todd County Association of Realtors has called on local residents to help by donating bottled water.

Marion’s mayor, Jared Byford, is concerned that the city’s water supply will soon be depleted following a levee breach at a lake that supplies most of Marion’s water supply. He estimates 100,000 bottles of water a day will be needed for residents, the Hopkinsville real estate association reported. 

Anyone who wants to help can drop off bottled water at the real estate association’s office, 1700 Parkview Drive, Hopkinsville, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 270-885-8365 to arrange for pick up or drop off at a different time.

On Saturday, June 18, Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency in Marion. The executive order will allow Kentucky Department of Emergency Management and Kentucky National Guard to coordinate a response and mobilize personnel, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

The first delivery from Hopkinsville to Marion will be on Friday, June 24.

Hopkinsville real estate group collecting bottled water for city of Marion

Jennifer P. Brown | Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is co-founder, publisher and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org. She spent 30 years as a reporter and editor at the Kentucky New Era. She is a co-chair of the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society, and co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition.