Volunteers gather to keep the Kentucky River clean

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Volunteers in 19 Kentucky counties worked with the Kentucky River Authority Saturday to do an annual clean sweep.

The first Kentucky River Sweep took place in 1994.

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Since then, the KRA says volunteers have removed tons of trash, debris, and recyclable items.

Volunteers cleaning up the river say it feels good to help out.

Sudha Kaur participated and said, “Make your, the place that you live in, clean. I mean that’s the basic thing that we all do to our homes. This is our home as well; Lexington is our home so we want to be able to do that.”

According to the KRA,  more than 750-thousand people depend on the river for their primary source of drinking water.