Strangers Give Homeless Woman $30,000 After Home Flipped Off Roadway

The Nicholas County woman whose home was destroyed in the blink of an eye, had a new home delivered on Wednesday.

Francis Barton's mobile home was demolished after she tried to move it from her neighborhood to a plot of land she purchased.

Barton hired a farm tractor operator to move the home on Highway 68 through Carlisle last week. The trailer lost a wheel in transit, partially slid off the roadway and then blocked the flow of traffic on the highway for more than 10 hours.

The Nicholas County Sheriff, several deputies, and towing crews worked in rainy hazardous conditions tirelessly to get the home off of the road. But when the efforts were deemed hopeless and the safety hazard became too high, the sheriff had to make what he calls a tough decision to move the trailer to the side of the road, destroying it.

When that news broke people all over the country were moved with compassion for Barton and her 10 family members that shared the small mobile home. Donations from all over have been pouring in during the last few weeks. So far the Bartons have received $30,000.00.

That money has been used to buy the Bartons a new, partially furnished mobile home from the Doyle Mobile Home company in Flemingsburg.

The new home was delivered and installed on Wednesday.

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