Representative Harold Rogers announced Monday that the Harlan County Fiscal Court will receive a $75,000 PRIDE grant to clean up an illegal dump along the Cumberland River at Sawbriar.
"This site in Harlan County has been active for over 35 years," Rogers said. "SuperGrant funds will be used to clean up several hundred tons of household garbage and appliances. We're looking forward to putting an end to this hazardous eye-sore once and for all."
PRIDE awarded a total of $1.2 million in grants Monday to clean up 11 dumps throughout southern and eastern Kentucky.
PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment) was created in 1997 by Congressman Rogers and the late General James Bickford, the former Kentucky Secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
The PRIDE SuperGrant program assists communities with the cleanup of large illegal dumps.
Counties, cities, and nonprofit organizations in PRIDE's 38-county service area are eligible for SuperGrants up to $1 million.