I want to thank the individuals and organizations that participated in the PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27 (April 28) and the Free Community Cleanup (April 28 until May 4).
The community spirit I saw during these events gave me a great sense of pride in McCreary County. Our county’s beautiful scenery looks its best now because hundreds of people pulled together.
I thank the 183 volunteers who picked up litter along US 27. You removed 339 bags of trash from the main route visitors take through our county.
I congratulate the Beulah Mountain Christian Academy and the Hillbilly Mud Slingers. As the school and civic group with the most volunteers, they won $100 cash prizes from the McCreary County 109 Board.
Thanks to the 230 people who used the free drop-off at the transfer station to clean up their properties. You brought in 57.16 tons of trash and 200 tires, plus 3.5 tons of metal that we recycled.
I am grateful to Andy Powell, our Deputy Judge-Executive and PRIDE Coordinator, and Linda Babb, our Solid Waste Coordinator. They organized these events and made sure everything ran smoothly.
I thank PRIDE for the funding to get rid of all the trash collected at the events. The PRIDE staff was a big help in planning the Clean Sweep.
Along with PRIDE, I appreciate our other partners in hosting the Clean Sweep. They were the McCreary County 109 Board, McCreary County Tourism Board and Pine Knot Job Corps.
Finally, I thank these businesses that donated food, a door prize or a service to the Clean Sweep: Big South Fork Scenic Railway, Coca Cola, IGA of Whitley City, Jill Tucker, Kentucky Splash Water Park (City of Williamsburg), Kingsford Charcoal, Kroger of Whitley City, Lake Cumberland Speedway, Pepsi of Corbin, Sheltowee Trace Outfitters, Stephens’ Properties, Studio 4:13 and Sully’s.
I look forward to teaming up again next year to give McCreary County a spring cleaning before tourism season begins. I hope you all will join us.
McCreary County Judge-Executive
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