Text “OHIO” to 859-208-2408 to share with our seven-newsroom collaborative. KyCIR is teaming up with six other news organizations to cover what might be the most under-appreciated water asset in the country: the Ohio River. The Ohio River provides drinking water for 5 million people, and it’s a thoroughfare of business, supporting jobs and communities. But it’s also among the most polluted rivers in the country. The project “Good River: Stories of the Ohio” will delve into the past, present and future of this river and its region.