Prentiss County Supervisor Mike Kesler is asking residents to take more pride in their community and think twice before dumping trash along county roads.

The Third District Supervisor said he and his workers spend a huge amount of time cleaning up sites where people have dumped junk, old tires, household trash and other refuse along the roads and he knows all of his fellow supervisors are experiencing the same thing.

“It’s every week and it’s just unnecessary,” he said.

The supervisor said the dumping makes the area look bad and takes away from the natural beauty of the county.

“People need to take a little pride in their community,” he said.

The time spent cleaning up the mess cuts into time that could be spent by workers repairing and maintaining roads in the county.

“It’s just so stupid for us to keep having to clean it up. There are other things we need to do,” he said.

Anyone who witnesses someone dumping trash should contact the county sheriff’s department to report the crime.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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