Dorothy Lingar couldn't believe what she saw - a bulldozer shoving family graves, both marked and unmarked, over a hill.
Lingar and other family members were upset last week when the bulldozer, contracted to Vinland Energy of London, Ky., plowed through a family cemetery near Fourmile, in southeastern Kentucky. "We have never went through anything like this. We're shocked," said Lingar, as she recalled walking through the family cemetery as a child. "That's our history, our flesh and blood, and we are upset. These were good people and they don't deserve to be treated this way."
The incident happened Wednesday, as the bulldozer cleared land for a Vinland project in the area. Vinland Energy Vice President of Operations Scott Gilbert told the Middlesboro Daily News the company is aware of what happened at the cemetery.
"We're sorry that we disturbed it," Gilbert said. "We're going to do what we can."
You can read more about this crime in an article in the WKYT web site at http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/93239714.html
My thanks to Jeri Steele for telling me about this sad story.