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Donations make stone wall project a reality

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Editor:

On behalf of the Port William Historical Society, many thanks to all of those business and people who helped us with our latest building project. As a result of their contributions the cemetery at Masterson House will be esthetically improved by the addition of the period-appropriate dry-laid stone wall. Perhaps more importantly, the graves within the cemetery will be better protected from Hwy. 42, which is now so close after its expansion. All of us who live and work in Carroll County can take pride in this preservation of local heritage.

Please read the list of those who made the cemetery wall project possible: Kentucky Utilities, North American Stainless, Torrie Reinke of Glencoe, Jay Gibson of Worthville, Hampton Inn, Harris Farms, Arkema, Dow, City of Carrollton, Carroll County Fiscal Court, Earl Floyd Ford,  Nick Discepoli and Karen Claiborne of Warsaw, David Hendren of Ghent, City of Ghent, Craig’s Rental Center, Herb Kinman Chevrolet, David Wilhoite - Carroll County Coroner, Nat Adams - NAS Coordinator, Carroll County Tourism, Port William Society Officers, Jane M. Wooley- Dry Stone Conservancy Restoration Program Manager,Neil Rippingale-Dry Stone Conservancy Training Program Manager, Master Craftsman & project superintendent.

Jesus, Cecil and Rigoberto Aguilar-Dry Stone Conservancy certified drystone masons, and many Conservancy trained volunteers from Kentucky and as far away as Wisconsin.

Heartfelt thanks to you all from the Port William Historical Society, stewards for the preservation of the Masterson House, Cemetery and grounds.

Karen Claiborne, President

Port William Historical Society