In 2018, did you know...
For the month of January, the Kentucky River Regional Jail work crew dug 11 graves in Perry County and collected 152 bags of roadside garbage. They cleaned up at Memorial Gym and Crawford Mountain and helped remove snow and ice at the courthouse and Justice Center. Finally, they helped distributed approximately 10,000 cases of water.
In the month of February, the KRRJ work crews dug 14 graves in Perry
County and filled in another 4 graves. They also loaded a 40-foot
trailer with tires at the Perry County Garage and assisted in the
cleanup of mud and sand from the tennis courts caused by the recent
flooding. Finally, they picked up 85 bags of garbage from Upper Second
Creek, Route 550 and Crawford Mountain.
In March, the Kentucky River Regional Jail work crew dug 22 graves.
While working in the cemeteries, they also try to set up headstones that
have fallen and clean up any fallen debris. In addition they also went
back to several of the cemeteries to clean up the excess dirt on the
newly-dug graves. Finally, the work crew cut the baseball field at
Buckhorn High School and picked up 86 bags of garbage along Perry County
For the month of April, the KRRJ crews completed the following:
*dug 13 graves at 31 cemeteries, they cut grass and weeds, removed fallen trees and branches, filled several sunken graves and removed excess dirt from grave sites
*removed several trees downed by the storm in Maces Creek
*cut weeds at the ball fields at both Buckhorn School and Hazard High School and at Viper Elementary
*cut weeds at several churches, the Leatherwood Park and Brashearville battlefield, as well as Eagles Landing
*picked up many bags of trash throughout the county
*set up tents for several local events.
In preparation for Memorial Day, the KRRJ crews (both men and women)
worked 7 days a week, accruing approximately 4,000 man-hours. For the
month of May, the work crews cut grass and/or weeds at the following: *entrance to Industrial Park and around islands throughout the park, *Cornettsville Park & Battlefield (twice), *Hardburly Park, *banks at both VFW Club & Veterans Center, *Eagles Landing Campground, *Perry County Garage, *Twin Rocks Bible Camp, *Hazard High School baseball fields (twice), *Leatherwood, R.W. Combs and Robinson schools, *Old Dilce Combs High School and Whitaker Athletic Center, *Crawford Mountain (also picked up trash), *9 Perry County churches, *249 cemeteries, In addition, the crews dug 15 graves.
For the month of June, the KRRJ work crews:
*dug 21 graves, *helped clean up a dump site at Forked Mouth, *picked up trash on Crawford Mountain, *loaded a trailer with tires at County Garage, *filled in sunken graves, removed fallen trees and excess dirt at several cemeteries, *put up tents for various events across the county, and *cleaned up around Memorial Gym. They also cut grass/weeds at: *71 cemeteries, *12 churches, *Buckhorn School, Hazard Middle and Viper Elementary, *the ball fields at Hazard HS, Memorial Gym and the Pavilion, *government cemeteries at Saul and Buckhorn, *both ends of Woodland Park and George's Branch Bridge, *Crawford Mountain, *City basketball courts, *Hazard Fire Training Center, *Animal Shelter, *Industrial Park, *banks at East Kentucky Veterans Center, *Lost Creek, Grapevine-Chavies and Vicco Volunteer Fire Departments, *Vicco City Park, *Twin Rocks Bible Camp, and *all the welcome signs coming into Perry County. The female work crew also took care of Perry County Park, Eagles Landing Park and Cornettsville Park as needed on a daily basis.
For the month of July, the KRRJ crews cut: *92 cemeteries and removed several fallen trees, *11 churches, *2 volunteer fire departments: Grapevine/Chavies & Viper, *Buckhorn Clinic, *Perry County Garage, *Helipads at Viper and Whitaker Bank, *Twin Rocks Bible Camp, *Hazard Middle School, Leatherwood Elementary, Viper Elementary, Robinson Elementary and R.W. Combs
Elementary, *Entrance and islands at Industrial Park, *Perry Park Road up to Hazard Health & Rehabilitation. In addition, the crews: *dug 20 graves, *cut grass and cleaned at Galen College of Nursing, Crawford Mountain, Saul Community Center, *cut trees and bushes on Diablock Road in Christopher, *cut Hazard High School football field and cleaned underneath all bleachers, *built steps and handrail at Crawford Cemetery on top of Crawford Mountain. Our female crew has cut and cleaned at Perry County Park, Cornettsville Park, Eagles Landing and Hardburly Park. Supervisor Dexter Howard stated that our female crews work just as hard as the male crews and he would like to recognize them publicly for the work they do.
Kentucky River Regional Jail crews report for the month of August: Female Crew: cut all Perry County parks' weeds. Male Crew cut weeds as follows:
*8 community churches, Riverside Cemetery, Englewood Cemetery and 72 other smaller cemeteries (also removed several fallen trees), *Hazard Middle School, Buckhorn School, the old A.B. Combs building and East Perry Elementary football field, *banks of both East Kentucky Veterans Center and VFW, *behind Hardee's, Ridge View Road, the top of Town Mountain
and Crawford Mountain, *around all entrance signs to Perry County, *Memorial Gym (also removed a fallen tree), *Pioneer Village, in preparation for removal of buildings to the
Battle of Leatherwood site, *Grapevine/Chavies Fire Department, Vicco Fire Department
and park, *from Liberty Street to Chester Street, *Field at USA Drone Port, *Walkertown Public Housing, *Dunraven Road (also picked up trash), in preparation for the 2018 CamRun, *Saul Community Center, *Helipad at Jeff, They also dug 22 graves, picked up 18 bags of garbage on Airport Road and another 16 bags at the Industrial Park, They cut limbs from the riverbanks along the kayak route. They cleaned up the street between Pizza Hut and the old football field in Airport Gardens; they also cleaned up a park near Bonnyman Baptist Church and a dump site on Lick Branch Road in Krypton. Finally, they assisted in pouring concrete at the Perry County Garage for the Recycling Center.
For the month of September, the KRRJ male crew cut weeds at the following: *86 cemeteries, *12 churches, *Hazard MS, Leatherwood, R.W. Combs, Viper and Robinson Elementary and the old A.B. Combs building, *East Perry and Hazard High football fields and Buckhorn, School baseball field, *Grapevine/Chavies, Lost Creek and Vicco Fire Departments, *riverbank behind Hazard Water Plant, *Jeff helipad, *all Perry County entrance signs, *Ridgeview Way and Dawahare Drive (also picked up 10 bags of garbage), *Crawford Mountain (also picked up 12 bags of garbage), *Walkertown housing apartments (also cut bushes), *Pavilion (also cut bushes and small trees). In addition to cutting weeds, the male crew dug 17 graves in September. They also removed 8 fallen trees from Eversole Cemetery in Lower Second Creek as well as a large beech tree at Red Hill Cemetery near Chavies and a large tree at Scuddy Cemetery. They collected garbage on Friday and Saturday of the Black Gold Festival, helped remove river drift from a low water bridge at Dunraven, picked up 18 bags of garbage at the Industrial Park and filled in sunken graves at several cemeteries. Finally, the female crew cut weeds at all the parks in Perry County, at the regional jail and in front of Kentucky State Police Post 13 building.