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Kentucky's 'fall sweep' of state highways sends important reminder: Don't Litter

GasBuddy Blog -- The Kentucky Dept. of Transportation says volunteers will be out in force next week to "fall sweep" Kentucky highways. Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet has designated Sept. 16-22 as Adopt-A-Highway Fall Sweep Week.

In Kentucky efforts to keep highways and local roadways litter-free are undertaken by more than 800 civic-minded groups participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program that was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 5,100 miles of roadside annually.

Such efforts provide a significant benefit to the Bluegrass State and undoubtedly, similar efforts in other states can go a long way to improve the partnership between citizens, communities and government; instill a sense of pride; clean up the environment...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 5:44:23 AM

Ducati: unfortunately, cops don't get paid or promoted for trash tickets. And in most states, trash tickets are not very high. Traffic tickets, OTOH, are often much more income.
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DucatiRider
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 9:42:23 AM

Special place in hell for people who litter. Are you really that lazy?

I wish more cops would spend less time writing speeding tickets and more time writing tickets for littering. Just clean out your car at the gas station like everyone else.
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sjo160
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:02:15 AM

around my area many people liter. it is sad but true. 270 and belfontain in Spanish Lake mo coming to the stop light on exit there is always trash there. I believe in these spots there need to be a can so they can toss the trash in the can when stopped.
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truvoice1
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:30:43 AM

Here in CA there is a $1000 fine for littering on state highways. I never heard of anyone getting a ticket unless they actually litter in front of a police officer.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 12:27:45 AM

should go w/out saying.
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 2:30:44 PM

I hate litter, I never litter.
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bart_reed
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 6:54:00 AM

Nothing like a clean sweep.
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condé
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 4:18:11 PM

A good job for those on the tax payer dole!
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tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 3:25:55 PM

'In Kentucky efforts to keep highways and local roadways litter-free are undertaken by more than 800 civic-minded groups participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program that was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 5,100 miles of roadside annually.'
Volunteers can accomplish many things with the least cost to the state. Other states can learn from Kentucky and do the same thing. NO LITTERING!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Cheepo
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 2:48:50 PM

Who litters?????? I don't!!!!!!!!!
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NemoIL
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 2:27:19 PM

Old news.
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ultm8opie
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:40:23 PM

I know that I see people littering occasionally, but I believe the majority of the litter comes from unsecured items in the back of trucks and mainly garbage trucks. I think there needs to be better control of garbage truck debris
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skybiker
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:38:31 PM

Morons in cars throw out their trash!!
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CAroadrunner101
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:34:25 PM

still???
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:34:19 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:33:54 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:33:21 PM

KY Litter Bug squads
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:32:02 PM

ok
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AnObserver
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:31:28 PM

It seems like Kentucky has been cleaning up all weekend - perhaps we should get a NEW article
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Lostcheezhead
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:27:28 PM

People that litter don't care about theirselves, why would they care about the environment. I know because I was like that before I sobered up. Thank you volunteers! Thumbs up for the chain gangs.
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pnd1
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:21:01 PM

Every state should be using chain gangs. Let them work for their room and board. At the same time, I never could understand people that thought it was perfectly okay to just throw stuff out the car window.
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bullfrog69
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:20:37 PM

Wake up and smell the coffee burning , this way past over due to get it outta here , OLD NEWS! # count them 1,2,3, Days now!
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TooHigh
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:20:21 PM

Old news, good idea
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:18:43 PM

zzzzzzzzz
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WestMichigan
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:17:59 PM

very old news
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:17:04 PM

Don't Mess with Texas
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Elaine4411
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:16:29 PM

old news...
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96sc1
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:15:25 PM

21st century chain gangs (i.e. innocent people convicted by their own guilty consciences).
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ILoveGoldens
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:15:19 PM

In our area of KY, we use prisoners to clean up the roadways. They need to do something to pay for all their free room & board, etc.
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:13:53 PM

read it and comment on it 3 times already, no more this time...
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driveonby1
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:13:44 PM

good idea
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:12:45 PM

Good for Kentucky!
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:12:38 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:10:48 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:08:18 PM

Good idea. I would volunteer a Saturday to go out onto a California Highway and do a "sweep". Even as dangerous at that would be with cars zipping past at 85 MPH.
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seahawks
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:06:52 PM

old news!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:06:29 PM

old post.
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btex49
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:06:16 PM

I do not understand why people litter our highways...
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:05:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:05:00 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:04:24 PM

ok
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jpj23
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:57:57 AM

O.K. ... but what does this have to do with gas prices?
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WGW1
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:56:40 AM

just say no to litter
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ramshot412
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:56:09 AM

Old news.
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great87
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:55:39 AM

good article
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:54:16 AM

still great
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:54:12 AM

KEEP CLEAN!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:54:02 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:53:56 AM

MUST be done, SAD!!
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:53:22 AM

Old news again.
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