The Leitchfield City Council announced at its meeting on Monday that the city will hold its annual “Roadside Litter Cleanup Event” on Saturday, April 12.
The cleanup will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at noon at the Beville Park Pavilion. If anyone would like to volunteer please contact Kristine Stephens at 270-259-4034, no later than Monday, April 7.
In honor of April being “Spring Cleanup Month,” the transfer station, located at 510 S. English Street, will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday in April, in addition to its normal weekday operating hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The city is reducing the compost loading fee from $10.00 to $5.00 per load because of the excessive amount of compost at the transfer station. Some of which has been at the station for five years.
Police Chief Kevin Henderson informed the council that an act of vandalism incident occurred at DeWitt Park sometime over the weekend. The bathroom facility at the park, which was painted just last year, was spray painted by vandals on three of its four exterior walls.
Henderson noted that arrests were imminent, and that police patrols of the city’s parks have been increased.