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Volunteers Rally To Clean Up Lake Cumberland

Posted at 4:58 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 17:43:54-04

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Lake Cumberland is a huge source of tourism and income for Pulaski County, but loads of debris have been brought into the lake from January’s flooding and it’s in need of some serious help.

It’s going to take a lot of effort to clean up all the trash and water. On the forefront of that movement comes a familiar voice to Somerset. Amy Stroud of WYKY 106.1, says she wasn’t the only one who wanted to see Lake Cumberland restored to its former beauty.

Stroud reached out to Leslie Ikerd from Somerset’s Tourism Convention to help organize a mass cleaning.

“It’s come to that point where it’s time to collect. It’s in a central location where we can get to it,” Leslie Ikerd told LEX 18.

The pair hopes that the community will come out to get the lake back and the debris out.

To learn more about how you can help, click here.The community clean-up will take place Saturday, March 23rd, at Burnside Island Park from 9:00 a.m. to noon.