Debris In Harrodsburg Cemetery Causing Uproar Among Leaders

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Updated: 5/10/2012 11:27 pm
        The Environmental Protection Agency is inspecting the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg after tires, chain link fencing and other debris was found buried in a far corner of the cemetery two months ago.
        City Commissioner Marvin Isham, who's responsible for the city-owned cemetery says former cemetery workers told him they were ordered to bury the debris from the current Sexton Jerri Carter.
        In a city commission meeting Isham called for Carter to be fired from her post, however the rest of the commission did not second his proposal, instead wanting more evidence into what happened.
        Isham resigned from his position.
        A few days later he rescinded his resignation but not before creating animosity between he and his fellow commission members.
        Commissioner Charlie Mattingly says Isham told reporters the commission was "incompetent of making a decision."
        Sexton Carter was put on leave for a month before returning to her position.
        Harrodsburg police also assigned a detective to the case to see if there are any potential criminal charges.
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CemOps - 5/11/2012 3:22 PM
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Glad to see an independent investigator has been brought into this mess. The type hazmat materials buried in this cemetery concern me from a perspective someone may have been renumerated for the right to bury this junk there. This investigator will get to the bottom of it, and I will surely be watching to see where this goes. Unbelievable though, someone would allow dumping of that kind in a cemetery at all. www.cemops.com
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