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KET’s Kentucky Life participates in Commonwealth Cleanup Week in March

For Release: 2012-02-28 09:11:00

This year, KET is partnering with the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste Management to highlight Commonwealth Cleanup Week from March 17-24, an annual event in its 14th year that provides Kentucky communities the opportunity to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility across the Commonwealth.

As a part of the popular KET program Kentucky Life, host Dave Shuffett will participate in several Commonwealth Cleanup events across the state, which will then be featured in a “Dave Does It” segment during the April 21 episode of Kentucky Life.

“We wanted to do something for the show that everyone could get involved in, and Commonwealth Cleanup seemed like the perfect event,” Shuffett said. He continues: “I can’t wait to get involved, and I certainly hope many Kentuckians will, too. All kinds of cleanup activities are being planned in every corner of the state. I'll be out there getting very dirty. This is a chance for all of us to band together to clean up the beautiful place we all call home.”

Viewers and fans will determine what Commonwealth Cleanup activities Shuffett participates in. For the past several weeks, people have submitted ideas for Shuffett on Kentucky Life’s Facebook page. From March 1-9, viewers and fans will vote on the choices.

Kentuckians are encouraged to seek out a cleanup activity in their hometown. More information about Commonwealth Cleanup, including a list of events by county, is available on the Kentucky Life website or the Division of Waste Management website.

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Contact: Abby Malik



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