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People hurt by explosion matter more than ratings

The modern 24-hour news cycle can be heartless. The constant focus on whatever is the biggest, most shocking thing happening right this moment all too often has a dehumanizing effect on the actual people affected by whatever news item is getting the clicks and shares. For most people around Kentucky and the U.S., the story of the Texas Eastern Pipeline exploding in Lincoln County Aug. 1 ended after the TV news cameras packed up and headed for the next dramatic story, wherever that might be. But for the people in Lincoln County affected by the explosion, the story is far from over.

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