Hear Residents Talk About Life Amid Mobile Home Park Sewage, Stench

In a part of Jefferson County prized for its country air, the stench of raw sewage creeps across sections of Joyce Kennerly’s neighborhood. “It’s indescribable,” she said. “It’ll literally make you throw up.” Kennerly, 76, is one of several residents we interviewed for our latest investigation, a look at the sewage spills and stench issues that for years have plagued Ashley Pointe mobile home park. (Read KyCIR’s investigative report: As Sewage Spills and Stench Plague Louisville Mobile Home Park, Company On Notice)

City officials have tried to suspend the park’s mobile home permit and state regulators have cited the owner of the park twice in the past year for discharging raw sewage into a public waterway.

Results Earn Churchill Downs Inc. Execs Trip To Winner’s Circle

The Kentucky Derby is still more than a month away, but Churchill Downs Inc. executives are already celebrating a big payday. A lot of money passes through CDI. The Louisville-based gaming company owns five horse race tracks, six casinos and the nation’s top online wagering site, TwinSpires.com. Last year it took in $2.5 billion in bets, which led to $779 million in revenue and an 11 percent gain in the measure of profit used to calculate executive bonuses. Shareholders loved it, driving up the stock price by 35 percent last year, to $89.65.