Kentucky mother and children walk miles to catch bus due to road conditions


When Nykol Scott first moved to a small home off Brushy Road, their private drive was drivable. She explained that Pike County would lay down gravel regularly and everything was all fine and dandy.

The road department one day stopped laying down gravel as a section of Brushy Road was not in the county system.

As time went on, their drive slowly eroded from various weather conditions. Now, the drive is impassable and they’ve had vehicles damaged from driving on it.

Now they result to leaving their car at the base of the drive off Brushy Road, and walk to and from with over a mile to walk one way.

It never bothered her much before, hauling groceries up to their home, and walking the drive through three pregnancies, but now it does bother her, because she is very concerned for her kids.

As 13 News walked along with her, she carried a shotgun, because coyotes tend to be a problem from time to time. This is just one of the reason she worried for his kids as the board the school bus at 6:30 am, when it’s still dark outside.

She understands that it is her and few other’s responsibility to fund for the upkeep of their private drive, but the finances are not there. They can’t even afford to lay gravel down themselves.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help them raise money to purchase a side-by-side so they don’t have to walk anymore. You can support them here.

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