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Louisville plans to use inmates to mow grass more often

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville has a new plan to cut grass more often -- and it includes using inmates.

The Metro Mow Team is ready for the season. It's made up of crews from the Department of Codes and Regulations and Metro Corrections. An eighth crew has been added to help the team cover more ground.

They won't be mowing on Air Quality Alert Days.

"The Mow Team will instead pick up litter, remove graffiti and perform other duties as assigned throughout the city," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

To cut down on mowing in city parks, Metro Parks is creating naturalization areas: fields of native grasses and other vegetation that won't be cut on a regular basis.

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