TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

September 23, 2013

Whitley County gets new recycling bin

Bin currently at Cedaridge

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

 Recycling in Whitley County has gotten much easier thanks to the addition of a “portable” recycling bin.

According to Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens, the county applied for a Kentucky Recycling Grant requesting two of the bins — and was able to snag one of them.

“If we get a lot of use out of this one, then we’ll ask again next year for another one,” she said.

The $9,500 in litter abatement grant monies has a 75/25 match requirement Owens said — that means the county must provide the other 25 percent of the cost.

However, Owens said the new bin won’t cost the county a dime.

“(That) match can be paid in other ways,” Owens explained. “It can include the salaries of road crew personnel, as well as the pay to inmates for (litter removal) work — the county is not out anything for this.”

Whitley County Judge/Magistrate Pat White, Jr. said that a cooperative effort between the city of Williamsburg and Cedaridge Ministries and the county will handle the incoming recyclables.

“It will stay at Cedaridge except for Dumpster Days,” White said. “This is really good for the county — it’s pretty exciting.”

Owens said the new recycling container, which is becoming a statewide trend, can hold cardboard, newspaper, plastic and cans — all in separated areas of the tag-a-long recycling bin.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 10 arrested for drugs after investigation

    Ten people were arrested Thursday following a three-month investigation of illegal drug activity, according to Kentucky State Police Post 11 —  London Public Affairs Officer Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jury trial May 14 for man in murder case

    A man facing murder charges after the December 2012 beating death of a Corinth Community man appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Thursday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Police Roundup - April 18, 2014

    Two parents were charged with child endangerment early Thursday after they walked to Wal-Mart in North Corbin with a toddler, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

    April 18, 2014

  • Council members approve budget amendment

    Barbourville City Council members held the second reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Thursday — with no one there to hear it.

    April 18, 2014

  • London-Laurel Tourism Commission budget approved

    The 2014-2015 budget for the London-Laurel County Tourism Commission was approved at Tuesday’s meeting, according to Co-Director Kim Collier.

    April 18, 2014

  • London-Laurel Chamber holds monthly meeting

    The London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at the Jackson Energy Cooperative Community Room.

    April 18, 2014

  • Budget amendment gets first read

    Barbourville City Council members held the first reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Community garden meeting coming April 25

    Some folks in Knox County are looking at bringing some green space to Barbourville, and they need some help. But first, they’ll have an informational meeting on the community garden project next Friday, April 25.

    April 17, 2014

  • Crash on Wyan Road seriously injures two

    Two men remain in a Lexington hospital with serious injuries Wednesday, after they were involved in a one-car crash west of London Tuesday evening.

    April 17, 2014

  • Public meeting at Goldbug Vol. Fire and Rescue Dept.

    A public meeting is slated for 8 p.m. tonight at Goldbug Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, located at 869 Highway 26, Williamsburg.

    April 17, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter