LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Multiple signs in the Daniel Boone National Forest were vandalized, some with graffiti too vulgar to post. Now, park rangers want answers as to who is behind the defacing of park property.
The rangers say they have recently invested a significant amount of money in signs to highlight the National Forest’s recreation sites, as well as directional and regulatory signs for visitors.
This portal sign was installed less than 6 months ago and was defaced with black spray paint.
The sign may now have to be replaced if park staff are unable to remove the graffiti. The recycled plastic sign cost $565 and was supposed to last 20+ years.
Two ‘No Camping” signs are damaged and will cost $273 each to replace.
There are many other pictures of vandalized signs that are less than one year old. The park says vulgar words and images were drawn on those.
“It is unfortunate that time and effort, as well as funds, will have to be spent to bring these signs to an acceptable condition. The valuable hours and funds spent repairing or replacing signs like these take away from other opportunities to enhance our visitors’ experience in the National Forest,” the park wrote in a Facebook post.