‘Fishing for Eastern Kentucky’ bass fishing tournament raises more than $50,000 for flood relief

‘Fishing for Eastern Kentucky’ bass fishing tournament raises more than $40,000 for flood relief
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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Since July’s devastating flood that impacted many parts of the region, we have shared countless stories of neighbors helping neighbors in times of need.

Over two months, several Southeast Kentuckians worked to raise funds for those impacted by the flood. On Saturday, their ideas came to fruition in the form of a bass fishing tournament.

Hours before sun rise, dozens of fishermen hit the waters of Lake Cumberland, not only aiming to get the biggest catch, but to make an even bigger impact.

“When you go through all that planning and all those things, it just comes together,” said Darrell Floyd, a volunteer with the organization, Casting for Christ. “Everybody in the community doing their part, and when you watch something like this take place today, it’s just a blessing.”

Saturday’s bass fishing tournament started as an idea of the event’s founder, Bobby Gumm.

“It come across me as I was getting ready to pour a driveway and I just wanted to…

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