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Muhlenberg Citizens Asked to Help Identify Suspects in Cemetery Vandalism Case 

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (04/24/15) – The Powderly Police Department is currently investigating a case involving vandalism that took place in a cemetery in the Powderly area.

The Old Dovey Cemetery, widely known as the Bell Witch Cemetery, located at the end of Old Central City Road in Powderly, is the location of the vandalism.

KenCo News spoke with Powderly Police Chief Cecil Bard regarding the incident. Chief Bard stated that it appears that someone has been knocking over tombstones with a vehicle. On top of that, individuals have been throwing out old mattresses and other debris at the cemetery.

“Family members of individuals buried in the graveyard are very upset over the vandalism, and they have every right to be,” said Chief Bard.

Officials ask that if you have any information regarding suspects in this case, please contact Central Dispatch at 270-338-2000 or the Powderly Police Department at 270-338-5123.

The Powderly Police Department is being assisted in this investigation by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police.

Information provided by Police Chief Cecil Bard
Posted byJ.L. Graham
KenCo News