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Storm debris cleanup set for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday

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By The Staff

Campbellsville and Taylor County residents will be allowed to bring debris from Thursday's storm to the old Fruit of the Loom property Saturday, Monday and Tuesday to be disposed of.

County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers said Friday afternoon that Cox Interior will provide a machine to grind debris, mainly tree branches, left behind by the storm. Rogers stressed that residents cannot bring tree stumps to be disposed of or any other debris. The debris must have been caused by Thursday's storm. Rogers also said residents need to make sure whatever vehicle they're using to haul debris in doesn't have any items, like metal, that can be picked up and put into the machine.

"I want to stress to everyone to make sure, whether they’re loading on a tractor or truck, to make sure there’s nothing underneath on the bed," Rogers said. "That’s one of the reasons Cox Interior had to stop us from allowing people from taking wood material to their site."

The cleanup will be offered from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Residents are asked to enter and exit the property from Highway 55.

"We cannot stress enough to thank Cox Interior and their supervisor, Shane Turner, and Dennis Brinley for letting us use the Fruit of the Loom property," Rogers said. "We’ll take just about anything as far as debris, but no big stumps or anything like that. We don’t want to abuse something that Cox is letting us do. They’ll have to bring their equipment up there to chip it all up. It’s very important they don’t put anything metal in there or anything that will destroy their equipment."

For information, contact Judge Rogers at 270-465-5406 or Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young at 270-465-7011.