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A clean sweep

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By The Staff

About 100 people participated in the 10th annual Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep Saturday morning organized by the Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association. Despite the wet and muddy conditions, 127 volunteers turned out and picked up approximately 37 cubic yards of trash around the lake shore in Anderson and Spencer Counties. 

Cub Scout Pack 465 brought the largest group with 41 people. Other groups represented were girl scouts, boy scouts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kentucky Department of Parks, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and even some volunteers from Anderson County.

Next year, organizers hope to include the clean up of the Salt River beginning at the spillway and possibly have residents that volunteer to adopt other rivers in the county.

Over 300 people signed-up to participate in the clean up, but organizers believe the weather caused some to cancel.

Participants who braved the wet conditions were rewarded with a hot lunch and prize drawing. Claire Curry, 11, of Mt. Eden, and Trent Volz, 6, of Fisherville, (at left) were the lucky recipients of brand new bicycles.