Paying It Forward to Those In Need

The City of Picayune is helping a neighbor to our north. On December 10th, 2021, a terrible outbreak of tornadoes swept across Kentucky and destroyed whole towns in their paths. The loss of life was high and for the survivors, little to no access to needed supplies was available.


Thanks to efforts spearheaded by Picayune Public Safety Commissioner Freddie McDonald III, Mayor Jim Luke, residents, churches, and businesses of Picayune, a truck load of supplies is heading its way to Calvert City, Kentucky. This location will serve as a distribution center to move needed supplies to those affected by the tornadoes.


A U-Haul truck rental, paid for by the American Patriots Foundation, will be driven by Assistant Police Chief James Bolton and a small crew. The truck is filled with food, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies, clothing, water, and other necessities to help those impacted by the tornadoes.


“It’s our way to pay it forward for all the help Picayune received after Hurricane Katrina,” Assistant Chief Bolton said.



@WRJW