Recent CCCPC Clean-up Projects:
County Sheriff Mike Becher and Deputy Sheriff Joe Egan are providing inmate
labor to clear Adams
Cemetery in Jeffersonville Township, on the Utica Township line.
Plans are underway to restore Grayson
Cemetery in Jeffersonville Township. This is an enormous
undertaking and additional information will be released as soon as the
plans are definite.
Dan and Betty Johnson tackled another cemetery restoration project
Cemetery in Silver Creek Township. The property is slated
for development as a high-density, high-income housing project. We
hope to protect the three-grave site during the development process and
the property owner wants to "do the right thing".
Shortly after finishing their work at Whalen Cemetery, Dan and Betty Johnson
cleaned up Allen-Jenkins
Restoration work at McClintick/Sylvester
Family Cemetery is completed and on-going care is being provided
by the Clark County Sheriff's Office in the way of inmate work crews.
Steve Overton, a Sellersburg Eagle Scout, was responsible for most of the
stone repair, which was done after a Community Service crew from the Judge
Steven Fleece's Clark County Community Service Corps spent a good deal
of time there cutting down huge trees and removing tons of debris.
Jeanne Burke is trying to organize
a clean-up and stone repair day at Dietz
Cemetery in Henryville.
Nancy Monroe, the Union Twp. Captain,
has persuaded Bill Stewart, the Union Township Trustee to tackle the clean-up
of Weir Cemetery
near Memphis. An inmate work crew from the Clark County Jail recently
spent a week there cleaning and cutting. A lot more needs to be done,
but it's a terrific start at this long-neglected site. Thank you,
Mr. Stewart and County Sheriff Mike Becher.
Dan and Betty Johnson coordinated a clean-up at Bottorff/Couch
Cemetery (Silver Creek Twp.) with the assistance of Judge Steven
Fleece's Community Service Corps. No stones remain although much
of the stone wall is still there.
Donny Loweth and his wife Carol are working to restore and protect what
remains of Hale
McBride Cemetery in Jeffersonville; unfortunately, up to two-thirds
of the cemetery is under blacktop. Even more unfortunate is
the fact that, under Indiana law, the paving of these graves was legal.
Smith is coordinating a clean up of Faris
Cemetery at the Tunnel Mill Boy Scout Reservation in Charlestown
Township as a "dry run" for his Eagle Scout project at an as yet undetermined
Clark County cemetery location.