Local contractor in charge of county dump and burn site

The dump and burn sites in Lyon County began operations last week. Judge-Executive Wade White and the fiscal court have tapped local company Promise Land Tree Service to carry out tornado disaster operations. The company is tasked with tree removal and land clearing, debris collection, and dump and burn site operations. Unauthorized personnel are prohibited from entering the site.

Lyon County officials have approved a contract related to the ongoing cleanup following the Dec. 10 tornado.

Promise Land Tree Service specializes in tree trimming, dangerous removals land clearing, and debris removal and hauling.

Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White and the fiscal court agreed to a contract with Promise Land at a previous meeting.

Mark Breitrick, Promise Land Tree Service owner, said his company is responsible for managing the dump and burn sites at KY-93 and KY-1055 in Lyon County.

Once the vegetation, clean lumber, and construction and demolition materials are processed, Promise Land hauls the materials to a landfill in Calvert City.

Breitrick said he expects to stay through the end of January, but additional work may continue through February.

White asks that residents transfer property debris to the right of way for collection. He said volunteers, county personnel, and Promise Land personnel are making trips throughout the county assisting residents with cleanup efforts.

Breitrick is originally from Wisconsin but calls Lyon County home. After he visited Lyon County to work during the 2009 ice storm he decided to stay.

He said his work has took him around the country at least 40 times this year to provide disaster assistance and services.