Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

City Sewer Back Up Sends Family Packing

sewer 2 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/18/13) – A Madisonville family has been displaced due to an overflow of sewer sludge generated by a back-up in the city's sewer system.
 
Tiffany Miller of 110 W. McLaughlin Ave. said that she was preparing the family's dinner when the City's Waste Water Collection department came to access the manhole in the backyard of their rental home.
 
From there, things went awry.
 
"About 20 minutes after they started working, all this black sludge started coming out of the toilet," said Miller. "It started pouring into the floor in the bathroom and continued for about 20-30 minutes."
 
Miller said she and her husband and their three children went to a hotel for the evening and then again Tuesday night.
 
The All Clean company of Hopkinsville was summoned to clean up the house and is continuing the work, said Miller.
 
Leslie Curneal with the City of Madisonville said the Millers' as well as all claims are turned over to the city's insurance adjuster with Collins and Company from Mayfield. Curneal confirmed that the Waste Water Collection crew had been attempting to clear a blockage, which resulted in the back up.
 
Miller said the family has spent about $300 since Monday in hotel room fees, food and gas to get the children to school and back and forth to their home.
 
"We were concerned about the money we were spending on hotel rooms and food," said Miller. "But the insurance adjuster worked it out with the Days Inn that we can stay here another week. So, I'm feeling a bit easier."
 
Miller said the food in their home refrigerator has been lost due to a circuit breaker being tripped during the clean-up. Other food items such as perishables are in the house but she believes it might be harmful to eat those items especially opened boxes of cereal.
 
"When you're uncertain about even a place to sleep, it gets you pretty worried," said Miller. "We've been eating the complimentary breakfast the hotel provides and then the kids eat lunch at school. So, really, I've mainly had to worry about dinner."
 
Miller said other inconveniences include the loss of clothing that was soiled by the overflow and furniture.
 
"I've been going over to unlock for the All Clean crew each morning and when you open the door, it's horrible," she said.
 
The Millers have three children; two boys and a girl.
 
"We normally eat most of our food at home and don't eat out that much," said Miller. "So, this has been a challenge."
 
Miller said there is a small refrigerator and a small microwave in their room. She believes her family will be displaced for about a month.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,424.85
+162.29 (1.00%)    
2 S&P 1,862.31
+19.33 (1.05%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,086.23
0.00 (0.00%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS

In Other News...

Earth Day Celebration April 22 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (4/16/14) — Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park and the Marshall County Soil and Water… Read More

Public Meeting to Provide Kentucky 91 and 293 Princeton Connector Update

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (4/15/14) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public informational meeting to… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 16, 2014 17755

UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 14, 2014 5853

U.S. Bank Hanson on Lockdown Due to Bomb…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 14, 2014 5115

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4352

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 15, 2014 2827

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 14, 2014 5115

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4352

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 15, 2014 2827

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 12, 2014 2746

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 15, 2014 2370

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Drug…

in Top Stories by Lori Blakeley

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 14, 2014 1760

Grow Garden Grow - Spring Has Sprung

in News by Barbara Cecil Russ
April 15, 2014 1101

Owensboro Police Investigate Auto Accident

in News by Michael Hathaway
April 13, 2014 925

Two Daviess County Men Busted for…

in Top Stories by Scott Gibbs
April 15, 2014 848

Owensboro Parks Offers Tennis Lessons

in News by Britni Bunn
April 14, 2014 591

Owensboro Health Hosts Tours for…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 13, 2014 2707

Muhlenberg 4-H is Buzzing

in Top Stories by Janie Culton
April 14, 2014 2112

MCC Staff Shares Good News with…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 16, 2014 1892

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 15, 2014 1405

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 1331

Local MCHS Students Train at Job Corps

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03