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Water Pools Over Grave Sites In Richmond

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Two brothers are frustrated after water pooled on their loved ones' gravesites. 

The family said this isn't the first time it has happened.

Michael and Charles Smith visit Richmond Cemetery often.

"We come from a poor family. A family of 16," said Charles Smith.

Five of their siblings have passed, four before Charles was even born. 

The rain was steady on Saturday and when Michael arrived to visit his brothers and sisters, water was creeping up the headstones. The cemetery's administrative director says the water quickly receded. She said the low elevation of that site and gravel ground sometimes slows the drainage, but the only other time they've heard a complaint was from Michael Smith in 2015. 

The director said that engineers have looked for solutions, but the board decided against relocation to not disturb the grave sites. As for the brothers, they just wanted to see their loved ones rest in peace.

"Still my brothers and sisters. And I believe in the good Lord, and I'm gonna see them one day, even if a few of them died at childbirth," said Charles. 

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