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March 15, 2013

Funds available for PRIDE spring cleanup

LOUISA — Officials with Eastern Kentucky PRIDE Inc. said the organization will reimburse area counties for participating in PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April.

Here is what’s available by county. Funding levels are based on the number of road miles in counties and towns.

Boyd County is eligible for $2,000, and $1,000 is available to Ashland. Catlettsburg can receive $200.

Carter County is eligible for $4,500. Grayson and Olive Hill are each eligible for $200.

Elliott County is eligible for $2,250, and $200 is available to Sandy Hook.

Lawrence County is eligible for $2,750. Blaine and Louisa are each eligible for $200.

 PRIDE also will give the counties and towns T-shirts and cleanup supplies to distribute to cleanup volunteers.

During the cleanup, local governments recruit volunteers, who pick up litter at no charge. Volunteers receive T-shirts, while supplies last, and may enjoy a meal together or door prizes.

Local governments pay fees to dispose of litter collected by volunteers. They also may offer free trash disposal events to encourage residents to conduct “spring cleaning” on their properties. Local governments also may pay contractors to remove dumps.

The regionwide PRIDE cleanup is made possible in part by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the following sponsors: Waste Connections of Kentucky (gold sponsor), Outdoor Venture Corp. (silver sponsor), Walmart (silver sponsor), Hacker Brothers Inc. (bronze sponsor), Lightyear Network Solutions (bronze sponsor) and Owens Auto & Truck Parts (bronze sponsor).

To volunteer for the cleanup, call a local PRIDE coordinator; names and phone numbers are available by calling PRIDE at (888) 577-4339 or by visiting kypride.org/service-area.

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