Lawmakers pass flood-relief legislation for eastern Kentucky

              Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, center right, hands a pen to state Sen. Phillip Wheeler, left, on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky., after signing flood-relief legislation. The bill cleared the Kentucky legislature on the last day of a special session devoted to helping in the recovery for flood-stricken areas of eastern Kentucky. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
              FILE - Douglas Maggard, 63, stands next to a bridge, which led to his daughter's home, that was destroyed during massive flooding, Aug. 4, 2022, in Chavies, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear pointed to signs of progress Thursday, Aug. 18, as federal emergency personnel respond to requests for assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, but stressed it is “still not enough” as people work to recover from the disaster that swept away homes and inundated communities. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
              FILE - Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the grand opening ceremony for Fruehauf Inc. in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green, Ky., on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Beshear announced Tuesday, Aug. 23,  that he’s calling Kentucky's Republican-led legislature into a special session to take up a relief package for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky.  The special session will begin at noon EDT Wednesday, the governor said. The decision to reconvene lawmakers comes after discussions among lawmakers and Beshear's administration. (Grace Ramey/Daily News via AP, File)
              Kentucky state Sen. Johnnie Turner gives a speech on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky., to talk about the devastation caused by flooding that hit eastern Kentucky last month. The Kentucky Legislature is meeting in a special session to work on a sweeping state assistance package for the stricken Appalachian region. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
              University of Kentucky men's head basketball coach John Calipari, left, puts socks on one of the kids whose families have been displaced from the eastern Kentucky flooding at a shoe giveaway for flood victims at Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonsburg, Ky., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
              FILE - A truck is sunk in water after massive flooding in Hindman, Ky., Aug. 2, 2022. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear complained Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying too many requests for assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, and urged those getting turned down to take their cases directly to agency representatives in the region. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Lawmakers pass flood-relief legislation for eastern Kentucky