Pineville Police investigating graffiti on street signs

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Police are investigating graffiti painted on stop signs in one Bell County neighborhood. The letters KKK showed up on all the signs in the Wallsend area of Pineville.

Cousins Alex Turner and Quinton Ivey say two weeks ago, they walked out of their home and saw the graffiti painted on the stop signs by their house.

"It's a little aggravating to walk out the door and KKK on the thing. They don't like black people. It's just, I don't know, crazy," said Alex Turner.

They say the graffiti gradually showed up on all stop signs in the Wallsend neighborhood.

"We've never seen anything like this before," said Turner who has lived there for 14 years.

"We don't know why they would put it on every stop sign right now," said Quinton Ivey.

Pineville Police are investigating and searching for the vandals.

"We're not sure who done it, or why they did it. The graffiti is three K's, which is normally associated with the Klan, but we're not sure if it was them or someone else," said Police Chief Charles Matthews.

Pineville police say plans are underway to replace the stop signs.

"We're going to put new signs up in place of those. It just takes a little time to get those in, especially during the holidays and weather," said Chief Matthews.

Meanwhile, Turner and Ivey do not think their family's safety is threatened.

"Wallsend is a good place," said Ivey.

Police say no other problems have come up due to the graffiti.

Police say those responsible for the graffiti could face vandalism and other charges.

Anyone with information on the vandalism can report it to Pineville Police.


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