Volunteers Clean Up Civil War Penitentiary: The American Cave Conservation
Association (ACCA) hosted an April 21 Earth Day event in Hart County, Kentucky.
Known locally as Penitentiary Hollow, this remote sinkhole had been used as a
garbage dump by homesteaders. Volunteers from Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee are
pictured at the cleanup site from which two trailers of refuse were removed. Central
Kentucky PRIDE, Hart County Solid Waste, Western Kentucky University, and
Munfordville Pizza Hut collaborated with ACCA on this important conservation project.
Information about upcoming community projects is available by calling the American
Cave Museum at 786-1466.
American Cave Conservation Association