Final Days of County Wide Cleanup Altered: JE's Office Says Governor Is Suspending Program That Provides Workers
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon's Office has announced some last-minute changes to the ongoing County Wide Cleanup Program that has been running since Monday, October 12th.
This year's event featured county employees supervising work release inmates that were available to unload unwanted items for county residents at the dumpster site near Kyrock Fire Department. Cannon's office reported that the program has run smoothly all week with residents pulling into the site and staying in their vehicles while the county's litter abatement workers (work release inmates) unloaded trucks and trailers under the supervision of county employees.
Cannon's office announced today to the Edmonson Voice that Governor Andy Beshear's Office has temporarily suspended workers available for the county's litter abatement program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means the cleanup program will have no one available to unload trucks or trailers through the end of the program, which is this Saturday, October 17th.
The program will still continue through Saturday; however, participants must be able to dispose of their unwanted items into the dumpsters provided at the site. No dumping on the grounds is allowed at any time, no exceptions. There is no charge for this service but you must provide proof of Edmonson County residency. No hazardous materials or tires are allowed. For more info, please call the EC Judge Executive's Office at 270-597-2819.