Red Flag Warning expires at 6:00 PM on 4/19, issued at 1:49 PM Athol, KY | Beattyville, KY | Bethany, KY | Campton, KY

Graffiti Hits Neighborhood Again

Contributor: Melanie Kendall
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 9/15/2013 11:17 pm

It’s happened again.  For the second time in an Irvine neighborhood, someone has tagged graffiti on homes and cars.

Neighbors describe the Irvine neighborhood as quiet and nice, but in the past week it as been tagged with graffiti twice.

Last week the phrase ‘cornbread mafia’ appeared on the sides of cars, sheds, even homes.  Sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning, the phrase was crossed out and the letters ‘S B,’ written in yellow paint. 

“I can't understand why they're doing it because it's destroying the homes and it's making people scared and they shouldn't have to go through that,” said Danny Curtis, a concerned neighbor who is worried his home could be next.

The Cornbread Mafia was a Central Kentucky gang known for growing marijuana but talk around this neighborhood is, it’s kids just up to no good. 

“It's really a gang but it's not in these parts.  The kids, I'm pretty sure they picked up on it, caught it from somewhere else and they're just using it that's all,” said Jonhehan Ballard, a neighbor whose truck and shed were tagged with graffiti.

Irvine Police say they think four or five juveniles are responsible for the cornbread mafia graffiti.  They have been questioned but no one has been charged yet.  No word on who may have written the other letters.

The Irvine Police Department’s Facebook page asks anyone in the Hudson, Cantrill, Georgia and West Streets area with security cameras to keep an eye out for people spray painting. 

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
3 More Stores Headed to Fayette Mall
On Friday, Fayette Mall announced three additional shops that will take the place of the old Sears store in the center of the building.
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
2 Brothers Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Children
Two brothers were found guilty by a Lincoln County jury Thursday for engaging in sexual acts with children under the age of 12.
KSP To Hold Surplus Vehicle Auction
Kentucky State Police plan to hold a surplus vehicle auction in Frankfort next week.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.