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February 21, 2020

Kentucky Power Employee Comes to the Rescue

Marshall Ison, a Kentucky Power line servicer based in Whitesburg, helped two women in need recently while working in the field.

On Jan. 12 following a series of windstorms, Ison was working trouble tickets when he came upon an elderly woman and younger woman sitting in the middle of the road in the Goode Creek area of Neon in Letcher County. The older woman was covered in blood after falling face first onto the pavement and the younger woman was cradling her in her lap. Ison later learned the woman had Alzheimer’s and the younger woman was a caretaker.

“It was cold and rainy that day and they didn’t have coats on. I knew I had coats and rain coats, so I covered them both up. I set up cones to stop traffic and waited until the ambulance got there. The older lady had almost fallen in the creek.”

Ison didn’t share what he did that morning with anybody. But the elderly woman’s granddaughter, Brittany Mullins, reached out to Kentucky Power via a Facebook message to thank him.

“My grandmother who has Alzheimer’s had gotten out and gone down the road and tripped and was hurt very badly,” Mullins wrote. “They stopped and came right to us. Put their own coats on her to keep her warm and helped the ambulance drivers. I am forever grateful with how kind each of them were. I didn’t get their names because the situation was very bad but they are outstanding men and you have a great team.”

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