$6 Million Check Presentation
Federal VA representative George Eisenbach, director of the Veterans Cemetery Grant Program, presented a check for $6 million to Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton in a ceremony at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Hyden Jan. 11. More than 100 veterans, family and friends from Leslie and surrounding counties turned out to celebrate and support the new cemetery, as well as local, state and federal officials.More Photos
Two Videos from WYMT here
Latest Construction Photos from KVCSE in Hyden
Pictures taken December 14-29 by KVCSE Director Vaughda WootenMore photos here
Kentucky's Fifth State Veterans Cemetery Under Construction in Hyden
Despite a short delay after heavy rains, construction at KVCSE advances daily. Director Vaughda Wooten took new pictures December 2-13 of the construction underway at the cemetery site in Hyden.New photos here
Meet Vaughda Wooten, Director of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East
The director of Kentucky's fifth State Veterans Cemetery is a retired Army First Sergeant and Desert Storm veteran. After 22 years in the military, she taught Senior ROTC at the University of California at Santa Barabara (UCSB) and Junior ROTC in Mason County and Elliott County. She is a native of Perry County, just next door to KVCSE's home in Leslie County.
"This work is exactly what I want to do now," she says. "I can't imagine anything better than making sure that all veterans receive the honor of a dignified interment."
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East
1280 KY Highway 118 (Tim Couch Pass)
Hyden, KY 41749