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The Kentucky Standard
110 W. Stephen Foster
Bardstown, KY 40004

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the members of the Bardstown Boaters I would like to thank everyone who participated in the sixth annual Paddle Pickup. The local rain shower on Friday provided just enough “bump” in the river’s water level to provide perfect conditions for volunteers to canoe and remove trash from six and a half miles of the Beech Fork River.Once again the success of the event rested on the hard work of the volunteers and the generosity of the sponsors.

Special thanks to Judge Executive Dean Watts, Central KY Canoe and Kayak, Horizon Hoppers, Quest Outdoors of Louisville, WBRT, and PLG TV for their ongoing support of the event. We were fortunate to welcome two local Boy Scouts Troops as they once again completed their civic duties by helping to remove nearly a ton of garbage from the waterway. We greatly appreciate the help from our newest supporters, the Nelson County 4-H Sport Fishing Club and Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE).

Photos and video of the event can be found online at Feel free to share any thoughts or questions with us in the forum located on the website.

Jay Thomas

Paddle Pickup 2010