Repairs under way on cemetery wall

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By Phyllis McLaughlin

The Trimble Banner

Recent damage to the ancient stone wall surrounding Bedford Cemetery is being repaired, with the costs being covered by LG&E.

Tom Crutcher, general manager of LG&E’s Trimble generating station, said Steve Land of Milton was hired to make repairs to damage caused by a truck making a delivery to the Wise’s Landing facility in October.

As promised, Crutcher said Monday that Land also has been directed to make additional repairs to parts of the wall “that really need attention.”

The additional work also will be paid for by LG&E.

“We’re not going to rebuild a new wall, but we’ll spruce it up where it’s weathered so badly,” Crutcher said, adding that the power company is committed to being a good neighbor to the community.

Crutcher could not say how much the entire project will cost, as he is still awaiting estimates from Land for the additional repair work. He said Land was hired based on recommendations from several local government representatives.

An oversized tractor-trailer hauling equipment to Wise’s Landing allegedly had trouble negotiating the turn from U.S. 42 onto Barebone Road on Oct. 4. The truck sideswiped the stone walls on either side of U.S. 42, causing $5,400 in damage, according to city estimates.