A Corbin area cemetery that dates back to the 1800s is in danger of becoming overgrown because of a lack of funds in its perpetual care account.
Corinth Cemetery, which is located on Corinth Cemetery Road off of Cumberland Falls Hwy., is typically mowed every two weeks at a cost of $600 to $700.
“Even with the money remaining in the perpetual care account, we started running out of funds in September,” said Carol Bain, who works with her mother, Sarah Hall, to collect funds for the perpetual care.
“Just about everybody in that cemetery is my family. If they aren’t they are close to it,” Bain said noting her great great-grandfather donated the first tract of land to be part of the cemetery.
Bain said volunteers are meeting at the cemetery at 1 p.m. Sunday to mow and trim the cemetery.
Anyone that would like to help is welcome and encouraged to do so.
Bain said decoration day for the cemetery is on May 30. A tent is set up at the cemetery where volunteers collect donations for the perpetual care fund.
“Last year we raised about $3,000 that day,” Bain said.
The cemetery’s perpetual care account is at Cumberland Valley National Bank.
Bain said anyone that would like to donate to the fund may go by the bank and tell them to deposit the money in the Corinth Cemetery fund.