Meeting Friday to discuss cemeteries


By Sam Neace - sneace@civitasmedia.com



HAZARD — According to Kenneth Hall, there will be a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10 in the Perry County Fiscal Courtroom to discuss plans moving forward involving the upkeep of Riverside Cemetery in Hazard. The meeting will be open to the public. Hall says that Judge Executive Alexander has pledged to be in attendance.

Throughout the years, especially around Memorial Day, many questions have been raised as to what the local government’s responsibility might be regarding cemetery roads and the clearing of certain large, public cemeteries within the county or within city limits. In situations like the one at Riverside, cleanup in time for Memorial Day this year required a lot of work, with no clear distinction as to who was required to help.

Kenneth Hall says he has been working to find answers to these questions, which included a call to the Attorney General, and Friday’s meeting will hopefully lead to clarification of cemetery policy and protocol moving forward.

The Hazard Herald will have a full report following the meeting Friday.

Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

By Sam Neace

sneace@civitasmedia.com

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