A gully in Corbin is now an illegal dump. Someone has piled more than 300 tires in it.
The dump is located off Bishop Street where the man lives who discovered it.
Small appliances and trash have also been disposed of in the gully.
Officials say it was too late to add the dump to Whitley County's list submitted to the state for funding.
"We'll probably eventually pick what we can up ourselves but then deposing of the tires is another expense for the city. As it stands right now, we're trying to find funds first. If funds are not available, we may have to wait or find some other alternative," said Frank Burke, the code enforcement officer in Corbin.
The illegal dump is not only a health hazard, it is likely to continue to grow.