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.