HARRODSBURG - Officials here hope almost $35,000 will be enough to clean up the illegal dump on John Jones Road.
Mercer County Judge-Executive John Trisler said the county will receive $20,701 from the state Division of Waste Management to go along with $14,000 already in hand. The $14,000 came from Bluegrass PRIDE, but that was not nearly enough to meet the cost of the cleanup, he said.
Norman Jennings, Mercer County coordinator for solid waste and Bluegrass PRIDE, said the organization uses federal funds for grants relative to environmental education, awareness and cleanups.
At its meeting Tuesday, Fiscal Court agreed to a memorandum of agreement with the state to receive the $20,701, and Trisler said not all of that money may be needed for the cleanup. The county will have to advertise for bids on the project.