One Bourbon County family is thankful for the two men on their route and a recent random act of kindness they will forever be thankful for. Every Thursday just like clockwork a Rumpke trash truck makes its weekly trek through the streets of Millersburg, Ky. Jerry Curtis is a veteran driver, his counterpart Kyle Wilson is the new guy on the truck. Week after week there isn’t a lot of excitement, except for one Thursday in early August. “I said Sam, I think there is a fire and then I saw a little poof and I said Sam it’s fire and it’s too close to Tim,” said Melanie Chanslor.
Just a few houses down, Melanie Chanslor’s brother Tim’s house was on fire. “We had just finished the route and stopped and got something to eat,” said Jerry Curtis. That’s when someone passing by alerted the Rumpke workers to a home and someone needing help.
The two Rumpke employees jumped into action. “We heard the guy screaming, he was leaned up against the door. He was needing help; we went in, and he said he couldn’t breathe. We got him by the shoulders and carried him out,” said Kyle Wilson.
Melanie and her husband Sam are a family of great faith, so they call what happened a miracle. “There is two or three things that had to happen. First off, the fire was on a Thurs. which is the only day these guys are in town and secondly, they were willing to stop and go into a burning building to help somebody,” said Sam Chanslor.