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Family wants better upkeep at Shelbyville cemetery

Posted: 9:23 PM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 21:23:30-04

SHELBYVILLE — A family feels not enough is being done to clean up Forrest Hill Cemetery where their loved ones are buried.

Jody Longstreet says her family has been to the cemetery for the last six weeks and have seen little to no improvement on its conditions. The family says it's disheartening to see the state of the cemetery.

"I've been coming here for 22 plus years, and it has never looked like this," Longstreet said. She says she gets sad every time she comes out to see her mother or 13 other family members buried at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

"I don't want to come out here and be mad every time I come out here. I want to come out here and be able to visit my family," Longstreet said.

Longstreet says it's typically kept up well, but lately, she's had issues with the lawnmower damaging her family's grave, and wants to know why there are so many dead, or downed, trees.

"I just want them to keep up on it. I just want them to mow. I want them to weed eat. I want them to take care of it," she said.

The president of the cemetery board told RTV6 they're working diligently to get things looking better, and says it was hard to keep up with all the rain lately.

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