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Other people's garbage

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By The Staff

Why anyone would take advantage of an organization with the goal of helping people is beyond us.

Check out the front-page story on the C&S Mission Store's troubles and you'll be scratching your head, too.

Most Monday mornings, staff at the C&S Mission Store are faced with a parking lot full of other people's garbage. And even those who might drop off items over the weekend that could actually be used still aren't doing it right.

By the time Monday morning rolls around, either someone else has already picked out the good stuff or bad weather has taken its toll and all that's left is a mess.

Thank goodness City and County governments are taking up the slack by hauling away the garbage. We also like the idea of installing a video camera to catch those who are dumping their unwanted junk on the C&S parking lot.

The store is run by an all-volunteer, mostly retired staff. They certainly shouldn't have to pick up someone else's garbage.

The mission store exists to help those who are down on their luck, whether it's from a fire, the slow economy or some other reason. The staff there prides itself on keeping costs down and providing the service they do.

If they had to pay to haul off the junk left each weekend, they couldn't do as good a job as they do.

It's time everyone takes a stand to help continue the C&S Mission Store's good works.

If you see someone dumping junk in the parking lot, do something about it. Get the license number of the car they're driving and report it.

In Kentucky, littering is a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and as much as a year in jail.

Let's make 'em pay.