By: Jermont Terry Email
By: Jermont Terry Email

An expansion of U.S. 25 in Scott County will force some homes, businesses and even more than 30 graves to move.
Close to 35 graves near the front entrance of the Crestlawn Cemetery will have to be uprooted. The state plans to widen Highway 25 from two to four lanes. The expansion is scheduled to be completed by 2010.
"To have to do it at the expense of thirty families is a lot to ask," says Annetta Scott. Scott's parents are buried at Crestlawn. The replacement of the graves doesn't sit will with her and other family members.
The state plans to hold a meeting with family where the the engineers of project will be on hand. The meeting on September 10, 2007 will discuss the plans to obtain the land from the Crestlawn and options family members have.

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  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 22, 2007 at 11:57 AM
    The reporters only published a quote "To have to do it at the expense of thirty families is a lot to ask," says Annetta Scott. They said nothing about anybody having to pay anything, and the woman who was quoted meant that it would be emotionally hard for the families, not that there was cash involved!!!!
  • by Donald Location: Winchester on Aug 21, 2007 at 10:16 PM
    The family will not have to pay and everything will be done by the state or county.The reporter should have known this or researched it when filing the story!
  • by Bill Location: London on Aug 21, 2007 at 11:47 AM
    Good grief, the family isn't having to pay to move the graves. They're talking about their emotional expense, not cash.
  • by Meg Location: Georgetown on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:59 AM
    I feel for those who have loved ones buried there, I wouldn't want to go through that. On the other hand, when you drive that stretch of road every day and are constantly slowed down due to congestion, wrecks, slow drivers with no passing lane, you do wish for an expansion. That part of Fayette and Scott Co. has grown so much in the past few years that if the roads don't grow now, we'll face the same problems Lexington has with it's horrible traffic problems.
  • by K.K. Location: Mt. Sterling on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:33 AM
    It's a shame to have to move a grave, and to make it worse.The family is supposed to pay for it? If it has to be done, then I think the people who arehaving it done need to pay for it, not the families that have already paid once for what was SUPPOSED to be a final resting place!
  • by Juel Location: London on Aug 20, 2007 at 10:30 PM
    Good Lord, this is their 'final' resting place.. or is supposed to be. Progress is inevitable, but this should be illegal. Nothing's sacred anymore. What a shame.


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