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.