Monday, May 12, 1997
Aid still heading to Falmouth

The Cincinnati Enquirer

FALMOUTH - More than two months after Falmouth and other parts of Pendleton County were flooded, donations of supplies and cash continue to pour in.

Library books are being restocked at the Pendleton County Public Library.And an increase in money donations is putting expensive repairs for the building within reach.

Procter & Gamble has given $20,000; smaller amounts have come from other sources such as The Enquirer. And a New Jersey company has set up a web site at with a list of needed books.

The Licking River destroyed 30,000 books and severly damaged the library, located on Main Street. Until repairs are made, librarians are working in two bookmobiles parked outside the building.

Meanwhile the Falmouth Flood Relief Fund set up by county leaders is up to $65,000.

"It's has kind of dwindled as far as donations, but we did get $1,000 today," Jack Wright, economic development director, said Thursday. To donate, write to Falmouth Flood Relief Fund, P.O. Box 213, Falmouth, Ky. 41040. For information on other ways to donate to the library, call 654-8535 or write the Pendleton County Public Library, 228 Main St., Falmouth 41040.