BY ANDREA TORTORA
The Cincinnati Enquirer
FALMOUTH - Word of mouth is finding more and more people thought missing since parts of Pendleton County were flooded by the Licking River on March 1.
What started as a list of more than 300 names dropped below 100 on Monday, Disaster Emergency Services Director Craig Peoples said.
LIST OF MISSING
''The more it gets out there, people are calling,'' Mr. Peoples said. ''As the list gets smaller, people are looking at and seeing names they know.''
Many of the names removed from the list Monday came from information taken by American Red Cross workers who had contact with them or their family members.
There are now 96 names on the missing persons list.
Most of those who were on the list are staying with relatives and friends in outlying Pendleton County and other parts of Northern Kentucky.
Limited communications and the chaos that followed the flood are resulted in such a large list, Mr. Peoples said.
With phone lines down for days in Pendleton County, it was difficult to determine who was accounted for. Mr. Peoples publicized the list of names in an effort to find out which people might really be missing.