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Ahh, spring! The weather, so far, has been really beautiful and I’m enjoying it despite the allergies that go along with re-awakening nature.
It is literally a joy to go outside to cover sports and other events. I even walked with my camera bag to the courthouse Tuesday to take photos of a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection there. (See Page 10.)
I’m generally lazy, and especially in winter, I would actually drive those two blocks. My rationalization being – particularly at the end of winter – that I wouldn’t want to fall on the snow and ice on the sidewalks. It’s not completely laziness – I did break an ankle once during a winter storm. I prefer to never have to repeat those eight weeks walking on crutches.
But, I’m getting the feeling I’m not the only one procrastinating. Our community calendar has been a bit thin the past couple of issues, and I’m hoping that those of you planning events for the spring and summer months don’t forget to send your information to me or Hilda so we can publish it for you.
One of the most important jobs of a community newspaper such as The Banner is to let people know what’s going on in the coming weeks. It’s every bit as important as telling you what’s happened the past seven days or so.
So, let me just remind everyone that the calendar is here for everyone, and we are happy to fill it up with all the fun things to do and see in Trimble County.
Also, don’t forget to let me know about your spring and summer youth and adult sports leagues. Schedules for games would be very nice to have, so that way I can plan to get photos now and then of our county’s athletes of all ages. That goes for the church league softball teams, too.
Trimble County Household Hazardous Waste Day
While we are talking about upcoming events, I really want to highlight the Trimble County Household Hazardous Waste Day set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Trimble County Park.
If you’ve done spring cleaning already like I have, or you plan to get it done in the next couple of weeks, this event is your chance to get rid of all those nasty cans of stuff that have accumulated in the house over the years.
Items that will be accepted are: items containing mercury, such as old thermometers; mouse or rate poisons, herbicides and pesticides (liquids or solids); batteries; aerosol cans; propane cylinders; oil-based paints; solvents; antifreeze; motor oil or other petroleum products; fluorescent lighting tubes; PCP ballast; fire extinguishers; driveway sealants; asbestos; corrosive acids and cleaners; dioxins; fertilizers; reactive solids; oxidizers; flammable solids; freon cylinders; acetylene cylinders; cylinders containing atmospheric gases; and ammunition.
What not to bring: latex paints. If you have these and need to dispose of them, there will be absorbents available that you can mix into the paint and then dispose the cans through your regular garbage pickup service.
If you have anything you want to bring that isn’t on this list, or if you have any questions about the event, call county solid waste coordinator Matt Gossom at (502) 255-4280.
The event is being sponsored by the Trimble County Fiscal Court and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management in partnership with Safety Kleen Systems of New Castle, Ky.
So, get busy and collect all those things you’ve been meaning to dispose of but weren’t sure how. It’s free to all Trimble County residents.
Phyllis Codling McLaughlin is editor of The Trimble Banner. She lives in Milton, Ky.