Friday, May 11, 2001

Old cemetery has development stymied




The Associated Press

        LEXINGTON — A group is trying to preserve a 130-year-old family cemetery for its historical value over the objection of a housing developer who claims it was neglected for years.

        Dennis Anderson, who is trying to develop the 5.3-acre plot near a black cemetery, said the family that previously owned the land once had planned to develop the land themselves. Later they put a headstone on the site to make it difficult for him to move forward with his plans.

        “When it (a historic designation) becomes a no-growth tool it loses credibility,” he said.

        Joyce Brown, whose family once owned the land, said her father's and grandmother's remains are buried there and she has 26 death certificates showing other burials on the property since 1910.

        Ms. Brown said her mother once filed a development plan but that her own efforts to retain and preserve the land were thwarted by a debt for back taxes.

        The county's planning commission was supposed to vote Thursday on a request by the Cadentown Neighborhood Association to have the land preserved for its historical value. The commission postponed the vote until May 24.

       



Luken: Taste fest will go on
FBI investigating hate crimes
Roach case illustrates levels of homicides
Jammin' on Main acts jump river
RADEL: Lynch protests
Track drives tourism boom
Driving to Destin? Take more cash
Hearts in the hills
Caesar Creek put on alert
Coalition developing plans to expand backup child care
Crack house to dream house
Draud: Timing not right for run
Energy policy raising coal revival hopes
Foal deaths begin to drop; cause unknown
Independence, fired chief settle
Inmate before Ohio's high court
Judge sees 3 of his former law clerks on TV's 'Millionaire'
Labor groups join for state workers
Lawsuit seeks damages for dog
Message: Stay off the tracks
- Old cemetery has development stymied
Powers Street bridge opens today
Prevailing wage law reviewed
Protest leader's father receives threats
Talawanda assistant up for top job
Teens charged in S&L heists
Wife sues after husband wins $250K, disappears
Witnesses agree with officer's shooting story
Kentucky News Briefs
Tristate A.M. Report