Vandals hit rural cemetery

KAVANAUGH, Ky. (AP) - Vandals toppled gravestones at a small rural cemetery in northeastern Kentucky, knocking down entire rows
of stones that dated to the 1850s.
The Daily Independent of Ashland reported Monday that the damage to the cemetery behind Kavanaugh Chapel United Methodist Church was discovered early last week.
Randy Lowe, a member of the church, says the vandals also tried to break into the church and turned on an outside water spigot that partially flooded the basement.
Lowe says he doesn't think the church has insurance to cover the graveyard damage, but some people in the community have offered to help fix the stones.
"It's just devastating," Lowe said. "Who would deface
someone's grave?"

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Information from: The Independent,
http://www.dailyindependent.com

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