In Feb. 19 Issue
Joyce Hill said she and her neighbors were incensed when they noticed what they said looked like a trash dump near the entrance to their subdivision.
Hill said a little research on the Internet provided her with confirmation that state law forbids dumping the remains of a housefire anywhere other than the property where it burned or at a licensed dump.
She began calling for help and her calls came to the right person, H.M. Bottom, the County Solid Waste Coordinator.
"It'll be moved," Bottom said. "No one can do that."
He explained that dirt, rock, concrete and brick can be used a fill by property owners, but other materials are strictly controlled.
Bottom urged anyone who has questions about what they are seeing put into backfill on a property to call the county judge's office, 270-343-2112.
Bottom indicated that the things people put into and onto the soil ends up affecting water quality for everyone.
He said that if someone feels the situation is so bad that it needs immediate attention they can call him on his cell phone, 270-585-1416.