25th Kentucky River Clean Sweep

The Kentucky River river is a little cleaner after Saturday, when volunteers showed up to pick up the banks.

It was the 25th annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep.  Volunteers collected trash and debris along 12 miles of the river in Fayette County.

This clean up is part of a larger project to clean up nearly 3,000 miles of the Ohio River.

Around 80 people volunteered their time today for the cause.

"The Kentucky River is where a lot of Central Kentucky gets its drinking water from," said Jennifer Myatt, an organizer of the event. "It’s really important to keep the river clean so we have clean drinking water."

She also said if you want to help keep water clean, don’t litter.  And if you see trash, pick it up. 

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