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Boyd County Extension Homemakers give homeless in Northeast Kentucky a warm, dry place to lay

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Numerous homeless in Northeast Kentucky have a warm, dry place to rest, thanks to the efforts of Boyd County Extension Homemakers. For the past six years, the Extension Homemakers have crocheted sleeping mats for homeless individuals out of plastic grocery bags. The mats warm with body heat, are waterproof and, when woven tight enough, keep mud and ground-dwelling...