Finance and Administration Cabinet
Media Invited to River Sweep Boat Tour on June 16

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 10, 2014  
Contact Information:  Sue Elliston
(859) 527-3356

Pamela Trautner
(502) 564-4240
(859) 552-3475



Media Invited to River Sweep Boat Tour on June 16
Pre-cleanup photo opportunity along the river

FRANKFORT, KY (June 10, 2014) – The Kentucky River Authority invites media to Fort Boonesborough State Park Beach at 10 a.m., Monday, June 16 to announce the 2014 River Sweep for the Kentucky River Basin.  Media will have the opportunity to travel by boat to take pre-cleanup photos of the Kentucky River in Pool 9, just south of Lexington.

The Kentucky River Sweep is a cooperative effort of the Kentucky River Authority and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. The Kentucky River Sweep is June 21 in 20 counties in the Kentucky River Basin. Last year 120 miles of shoreline was cleaned, 130 bags were collected and 6,000 lbs of garbage were removed.

To participate in the 2014 River Sweep media day, contact Sue Elliston at 859-527-3356.

For information on cleanup activities and for a list of River Sweep counties, visit
Buffalo Trace Distillery, Childers Oil, Continental Building Products, Duke Energy, EQT, Gallatin Steel, Ky. American Water, Ky. River Authority, LG&E and KU, Louisville & Jefferson Co. MSD, Louisville Water, Rex Energy and Toyota are River Sweep Kentucky sponsors.