The Christian County Fiscal Court is working with the Pennyrile Area Development District to get a state grant to repay the county for costs associated with closing three illegal dump sites this summer.
The fiscal court has approved the Development District's grant application in hopes of recovering some of the nearly $7,000 used to clean up the sites.
PADD Community Development Specialist Ashley Johnson said closing illegal dumps is a responsibility of the county but that it should also take preemptive steps to avoid those instances.
“It is important that we also educate our citizens on why we don’t need to dump on the side of the road if there are waste services available for them," said Johnson. "And also in Christian County we do have our recycling, so we have to get that education out as well.”
Johnson said they’ll know if they’ve secured the 75% compensation from the state in early 2014. Johnson said previous applications have been successful.
The Pennyrile Area Development District is regional and developmental planning organization covering nine counties including Caldwell, Chrisitan, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingson, Lyon, Muhlenburg, Todd and Trigg counties.