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For the month of February, the Kentucky River Regional Jail inmates under the watch of Jailer Dexter Howard worked a total of 608 hours. They dug 7 graves in Perry County and picked up 228 bags of garbage. In addition, they cleaned around Memorial Gym and the Hazard High School baseball field and also cut the grass at the baseball field.
For the month of March, the Kentucky River Regional Jail work crew reported the following: worked 600 hours, dug 10 graves and picked up 531 bags of trash for Perry County.
For the month of April, the two Kentucky River Regional Jail inmate crews worked a total of 1,424 hours, including 124 man-hours at the Perry County cleanup. During that time, they dug 9 graves in Perry County and picked up 456 large bags of trash.
For the month of May, Kentucky River Regional Jail inmates worked a total of 1,824 hours. They dug 12 graves and cleaned numerous others. They also cut weeds and cleaned at the Perry County and Cornettsville Parks and at several churches. Finally, they cut weeds at the following schools prior to their graduation ceremonies: A.B. Combs, Buckhorn, Leatherwood, R.W. Combs and Willard.
The Kentucky River Regional Jail crew worked 1,656 man-hours in June. In that time, they dug 13 graves, cleaned 19 cemeteries and cut weeds at both Leatherwood and Viper schools. The Eagle's Landing campground, the Hardburly playground, the Industrial Coal Fields park and the Battle of Leatherwood camp were all cut twice in June. Finally, the weeds were cut at the Hazard Nursing Home, on Crawford Mountain and at several area churches.
The Kentucky River Regional Jail workcrews logged 1,708 manhours in July. They dug 17 graves and cleaned 27 cemeteries. The also cut and/or cleaned the following: Cornettsville Park and Leatherwood Battlefield area, Hardburly Park, Industrial Coal Fields Park, Eagles Landing camping area, Twin Rocks, R.W. Combs Elementary, Leatherwood Elementary and Hazard High School ball fields. They also spend several hours working in the Perry County Park and cut around all the county entrance signs. Finally, they collected 216 bags of garbage.
In the month of August, the KRRJ worked two 5-men crews and one 5-women crew for a total of 1,790 man-hours. Over the course of the month, they worked at Eagles Landing twice, as well as once at each of the following parks: Perry County, Cornettsville, Hardburly and the Industrial Coal Fields. They also cut the field where the Battle of Leatherwood skirmish is held. In addition, before the new school year started, they cut weeds at Leatherwood Elementary, Viper, R.W. Combs, Buckhorn, Robinson, the entryway to West Perry Elementary, Roy G. Eversole, Hazard Middle School and the ball fields at Hazard High School. Finally, they cut approximately 50 cemeteries in Perry County.