Taylor County could be a lot cleaner by the end of the year.
Officials have identified 10 illegal dumps in the community and, with $75,750 in state funding, Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear believes those dumps could be gone by year's end.
"We still have to match the grant 25 percent," McNear said.
However, the match can be cash or in-kind work.
Last month, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that more than $2.9 million in illegal open dump grants would be distributed from the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 293 illegal dumps in 52 counties, including Taylor.