Aurora, In. — Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation say the annual Trash Bash will be from April 15 through April 30. Trash Bash brings INDOT crews together with volunteers to beautify the state’s roadside areas by cleaning trash and debris.INDOT urges individuals, organizations, businesses and active Adopt-a-Highway groups to join maintenance staff on two-lane roads with lower traffic volume anytime between Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 30, in an effort to beautify our roadside areas. During the first day, INDOT maintenance staff across the state will take a day away from their everyday tasks of maintaining the roads, bridges and roadsides to focus on litter collection.In 2018, hundreds of INDOT employees joined forces with active Adopt-a-Highway groups and other organizations and individuals to collect 3,457 bags of trash, or the equivalent of 874 cubic yards.Beyond volunteer and INDOT maintenance efforts, the agency is increasing investment in annual roadside maintenance from $19 million to $57 million to put more resources to cleaning and mowing along the state’s highways.To be part of Trash Bash!, contact INDOT customer service at 1-855-463-6848 or by email at [email protected] Volunteers will be connected with an INDOT Trash Bash! coordinator to receive:An assigned cleanup location;A briefing on roadside safety;Safety vests to be worn at all times;And trash bagsAll trash bagged by volunteers will be collected and disposed of by INDOT crews.While Trash Bash! is an annual, two-week event, INDOT offers opportunities for Hoosiers to help keep roadside areas clean year-round. The Adopt-a-Highway and Sponsor-a-Highway programs are great opportunities for volunteering, community service projects, and offer a highly visible option for showcasing your business or non-profit group.Motorists are reminded to look out for work crews and volunteers along Indiana highways. When drivers encounter a work crew, they should slow down, be alert for changing traffic patterns, and always avoid distractions such as cell phones while driving.
“No, no, no; it is not yet done (on relegation fight). We are coming along well but still have a long way to go. We have to live one game at a time,” the tactician said after his side’s crushing 6-1 result against Kakamega Homeboyz at Camp Toyoyo on Sunday.He added; “We have a very ambitious owner, a very ambitious chairman and so am I. I would want us to go as far as we can go. Definitely we have to consider factors such as injuries and fitness but our ambition is to keep going, keep winning.”The victory was Nakumatt’s biggest win in top flight and further laid bare their statement of intent.“We prepared very well for this game. It was a match we played at home and we had to change a few details like the style of play. The key was to keep the ball on the ground because it is a good surface. Just keep it simple; simplicity is the key,” the tactician who has had stints in Qatar said.Nakumatt FC’s Cornelius Juma is joined by teammate Kevin Thairu in celebrating his brace during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Nakumatt victory was a good rebound for the side having travelled to Awendo last weekend only to lose 3-1 to Sony Sugar. This was their only loss in seven games having picked up five wins and a draw.The match against AFC Leopards was Medo’s first on the touchline before he was confirmed on a permanent two weeks ago.He has brought in a change of attitude and playing style in the team and even former head coach Anthony Mwangi admitted as much that the new boss has made the team tick again.“We have not done many changes in the team. Coaching is about understanding your players and their abilities and making it simple. It is not good to complicate football. We have managed to get these results with the same players we had except two who we have just brought in,” the coach noted.The club has made two additions in the June mini-transfer window, midfielder Harun Nyakha and winger Joe Waithira joining from Wazito FC. Medo has hinted he might be going for more additions before the window shuts.“I am open to adding in more players but the difference with me is that I don’t go for the big names. There are very many players down here who are very good and they just need the right instructions and they will be stars,” the coach added.Nakumatt’s resurgence leaves the relegation battle tightened between Vihiga United, Chemelil Sugar, Zoo Kericho, Thika United, Sony Sugar and Wazito FC.Thika United players hurdle together in prayer during their Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo on May 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluVihiga, Zoo, Sony and Wazito all picked up draws this weekend while Chemelil and Thika were on the losing end to AFC Leopards and Sofapaka respectively.Thika merely survived relegation last season beating Ushuru FC 1-0 on aggregate in the promotion and relegation play-off and they seem headed to another dog fight this season if they don’t change their tide.Head coach John Njogu however bears a brave face that the club will disentangle itself from the snare of relegation.“We have been making small mistakes that have come to cost us but I am hopeful that we will address them before the season goes in too far. I am optimistic that we can change and get good results,” Njogu said after his side’s 3-0 loss to Sofapaka in Narok on Sunday.KPL Weekend results:Saturday: Mathare United 1 Vihiga United 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Zoo Kericho 1 Sony Sugar 1 (Kericho Stadium), AFC Leopards 2 Chemelil Sugar 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos).Sunday: Nakumatt 6 Kakamega Homeboyz 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Nzoia Sugar 1 Gor Mahia 3 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Sofapaka 3 Thika United 0 (Narok Stadium), Kariobangi Sharks 1 Posta Rangers 0 (Camp Toyoyo), Tusker FC 1 Wazito FC 1(Ruaraka), Ulinzi Stars 0 Bandari 0 (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo gestures on the touchline during their Kenyan premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 18- Despite a positive run that has seen his side pick four wins in six matches and revive their hopes of avoiding the chop in their second year in top flight, Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo has warned that the job is not yet done.Nakumatt’s run has seen them rise to 12th in the Kenyan premier league standings with 23 points, four away from the bottom three relegation slots thus giving the side a new lease of life after a disastrous start to the new campaign.