Whitesburg KY
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Watch for crews picking up litter



Letcher County Deputy Jailer Lena Hensley reminds travelers to be on the lookout for volunteer groups of female jail inmates who are now out daily here picking up trash from along state and county roads. “I would like to let the public know that my work-release women are back out picking up trash, and to encourage drivers to beware of us and slow down when they see us and our SUV,” Hensley said.

On Tuesday morning alone, the work-release team picked up 100 bags of trash on a .8-mile stretch of road from King’s Chapel Church at Whitco to the KY 15 junction. The team also picked up five syringes like the one at right, meaning they have to protect themselves from more road hazards than just traffic.



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