GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - Officials in a central Kentucky county are puzzled about who is taking cast aluminum and bronze historical markers from around the area and what is becoming of the items.
Gone from Scott County are markers denoting a bridge and Branham's Mill, which was built on a 200-acre land grant by Richard Branham, who served in George Washington's regiment in the French and Indian War. Another missing marker denotes the last iron bridge in the county.
Scott County Sheriff's Capt. Jearl Porter told the Georgetown News-Graphic people are stealing aluminum, copper and other metals to make money by selling the items to scrap yards.
Scott County Magistrate Chuck Tackett says the markers have more than cash value for the families involved in the historic moments on the markers.