Leitchfield, KY -- (Leitchfield, KY) The cleanliness of city streets became a topic of conversation last night during the Leitchfield City Council’s second regular meeting of the month. Public Works Superintendent Sheila Puckett reported that there have been an increasing number of complaints to city hall about the cleanliness of city streets. In this case, the complaints aren’t about litter, but about waste. A higher volume of horse drawn traffic in the city is leaving horse manure on streets and in parking lots.
The council agreed to investigate options on the issue, including a possible ordinance to curb the problem. In some other cities, horse drawn traffic is required to wear a diaper or catcher to retain the waste. The consensus was to talk to neighboring cities about the pros and cons involved with such measures.