ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Four Roses bourbon distillery hosted their second annual Salt River clean up day Wednesday. Employees volunteered their time to help clean up the riverbank as a community service project.
The amount of trash employees found was quite surprising. "It was surprising how much we found. You know I drive by it all the time and I notice some trash but I never realized how much there is until we really got in and started digging," said ,aster distiller Brent Elliott.
Not only is the clean up an important process for making their product but also important for the environment too. "Something to do for the environment, help the environment. The water, the Salt River is the source for our water. It's where every bit of our water goes into the process comes from the Salt River. So it just makes sense that we take responsibility and try to keep it nice and clean," said Elliott.
For Brent and his team, the clean-up is something they don't mind. In fact, they take pride in it and have a lot of fun. "It's a lot of fun. It's good for the environment, it's good for the river, and it's good for our team here to pitch in and do something for the Salt River," said Elliott.
Last year the clean-up yielded more than two hundred pounds of trash, this year, the volunteers are expecting to clean up well over this amount.