Today I’m taking photos of workers going around Lancaster on a curb-side recycling pick-up. After that I’m contacting solid waste coordinators in the Advocate’s other counties for a sidebar about other local recycling efforts, and then polishing off the big story.
Couple things coming down the pipe: I’m trying to find out if any of the 100s of people recently arrested by state police on drug dealing charges are from this area. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington should be releasing some information soon, but they haven’t yet.
Also, I’m beginning to work on a series of stories which I have given the working title, “Faces of Poverty.” I’m examining a recent increase in food stamp usage, looking into the homeless situations in the Advocate’s coverage area and hopefully following around a non-profit or two that are focused on care for the poor. The series will hopefully profile several people — putting a face on poverty — and examine how different efforts are aiming to affect poverty levels in the area.
That’s a lot of serious, heavy stuff. Anyone have a fun, light idea for a story?
P.S. thanks to everyone who commented or e-mailed me with sources and other info for the story about recycling, I was quite surprised and very happy to see such a big response, since this blog is just getting started.
P.P.S. Just for fun, here’s a random video from Volkswagen I saw last night that answers the age-old question, “what if stairs were actually a giant piano?” Enjoy.