Old computers, hiking boots and a visit to Wal-Mart may sound like an odd combination to show reverence for the environment. But for organizers of local Earth Day events, it all makes perfect sense.
Organizers are planning a series of events in Winchester on Wednesday in celebration of the day, which is set aside each year in April in an effort to bolster environmental awareness.
Gary Epperson, Clark County's solid waste coordinator, said two group hikes are scheduled at the Lower Howard's Creek Nature Preserve.
Hikers will meet near the Wal-Mart food section around 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Epperson said. Kentucky River Foothills is providing shuttle service for the groups to the preserve. While riding, hikers will be treated to a talk on Clark County's history and heritage courtesy of Nancy Turner, director of the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission.
"It doesn't cost anything," Epperson said. "It's a free trip."