Caldwell Co., Ky. Cemetery Board
2006 - 2007

In August 2004 a Cemetery Board was formed by county ordinance with a goal of obtaining grant
funds from the state to preserve and maintain cemeteries in Caldwell County that are not in perpetual care.

Board Members are:
Gregory Watson, Richard P'Pool, Frank Morse, Rick Morgan, Linda Bennett

They deserve a Thank You from all of us who have ancestors buried in Caldwell Co., Ky.

Click here to see photo of Board Members

Cemeteries Cleaned

Update on this cemetery cleaning provided by Frank Morse

Nov. 4, 2006

The cleaning of the Morse-Blackburn Cemetery has been completed.
Saturday, Nov. 4th was our first workday of this season.
We had 7 people to help-- 4 board members and 3 volunteers.
Click here to see photo of the Blackburn- Morse Cemetery Clean-up Crew

Update on this cemetery cleaning provided by Richard P'Pool

Dec. 2, 2006

Seven people worked on the John & Mary Lamb Cemetery. We finished it as far as cutting the brush out, but I am going back when it is warmer and repair broken stones and reset them.
It is a pretty little cemetery but still needs some repair.

Note: Directions to the Lamb Cemetery
Follow the Sandlick Road about 4 miles from the city to the intersection of Railroad Bed Road / Claxton Road and turn left. Follow that road approximately 0.9 miles to the intersection of Fletcher Cunningham Road and turn left. Take Fletcher Cunningham Road about 0.4 miles and turn left at a sign for the Flying F Ranch. The cemetery is nearby.

Dec. 16, 2006
Volunteers at the Dec. 16, 2007 workday at the Grooms Chapel Cemetery were J. D. Wilson, Pansey King, Frank Morse, Rick Morgan, Jared Nelson, Greg Watson, Duane Miksch, Jim Bill Wynn, Windell Taylor and Richard P'Pool
See Photo

Dec. 30, 2006
The Caldwell County Cemetery Board and volunteers held another work day at the Grooms Chapel Cemetery. There were 11 volunteers there to help
This cemetery is located on Grooms Lane, about a quarter-mile off Ky. 293 South, behind the House of Prayer church.

Jan. 6, 2007
This cemetery was in very bad condition and it still needs plenty of work.
11 volunteers meet and held another workday at the Grooms Chapel Cemetery with still another workday planned for this cemetery next Saturday Jan. 13th.

Richard P'Pool reports that Rick Morgan and Wendell Taylor have worked on the cemetery 3 or 4 days through the week. As Richard says, "They are to be commended."

Anyone wanting to volunteer even for one Saturday morning, just contact any of the Cemetery Board members for information.

Jan. 10, 2007 Grooms Chapel Cemetery See Photo

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2007
We worked on the Grooms Cemetery again this past Saturday, Jan. 28th.
We had 7 people to help with the labor. We have a couple more brushpiles to burn and it will be
about finished considering all the unwanted trees and vegetation that it had on it.
The Grooms Cemetery was one of the worst ones we have tried to clean. It really looks good now.             Frank Morse

Feb. 10, 2007 Grooms Chapel Cemetery Cleanup
Photo & Story

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007
The county cemetery board met with several volunteers to clean up the new found/new named Robert P. Hollowell Cemetery. It's location is within 1000 feet of the Marquess Cemetery.
The landowner lives in the Lexington, Ky. area and Greg George is leasing the land for pasture.
Greg shared information on the location of the newly found Hollowell cemetery.
He also volunteered his time and labor to help us clean up the site. He had helped us on the Grooms Chapel Cemetery.

After cleaning the Hollowell Cemetery, we went over and cleaned up some debris that was left previously at the Marquess Cemetery.
An Amish family now owns the land where the Marquess Cemetery is located. They promised Richard P'Pool if we removed the debris they would keep the cemetery mowed.

Wouldn't it be nice if other people would keep cemeteries on their property cleaned up?

Dr. Duane Miksch is faithful about helping clean the cemeteries.
After finishing work on Saturday morning, he and his wife invited all the workers over for lunch. Mrs. Pat Miksch had some tasty beef stew, homemade rolls, and hershey bar chocolate pie. Everyone enjoyed it and it was appreciated !!

                     Frank Morse

Feb. 24, 2007 Robert P. Hollowell & Marquess Cemetery Cleanup
Times/Leader News Photo & Story

Sat. March 10, 2007 Crider (Black) Cemetery Clean-up
Times/Leader Photo

Sat. March 24, 2007 Campbell-Sigler Cemetery Clean-up
Times/Leader Photo

Sat. March 31, 2007 Guess-Morse Cemetery Clean-up
Times/Leader Photo