The state of Kentucky allotted Perry County a grant to host a cleanup after the flooding events in July. Perry Country Jude-Executive Scott Alexander, alongside Environmental Control Supervisor, Todd Duff, orchestrated the cleanup, recruiting construction companies in the community to bring jet boats and dump trucks to clean up the river. The cleanup started at Sam Campbell’s Branch and extended to the Perry County Park, behind the Perry County Courthouse, even to the Woodland Park area.
The team removed over 700 tires and more than 100 tons of trash from the river. More than 100 tires alone were removed from the Sam Campbells Branch area.
Duff explained in this week’s fiscal court meeting, “There is a night and day difference in the river between where it was and where it is now, be sure to thank the crew if you see them working, they have done an amazing job. They have made a huge impact on the community, it was truly great work.”
Duff expressed gratitude to Alexander for his helping hand with the project, as he says the cleanup has made such a difference, he urges the community to look at the portion in the Perry County Park alone and notice the significant improvement.
Erin Joseph can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.