Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East


November Construction

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Kentucky's fifth and newest State Veterans Cemetery - Kentucky Veteran Cemetery South East in Hyden - is on target to open this spring.

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October Construction

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A lot of above-ground building work got done in October, and completion is still on track for the spring.

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September Construction

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September saw construction at KVCSE in Hyden move mostly indoors.

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August Construction

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The new Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in Hyden is rapidly taking shape above ground with several buildings, the columbarium wall and the entrance.

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Late July Construction

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Buildings are framed and work has begun on interiors.

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Early July Construction

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Early July weather suspended construction for a few days at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in Hyden, but workers more than made up the time when it cleared.

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June Construction

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Outstanding weather in June allowed a lot of action at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in Hyden. Cemetery Director Vaughda Wooten took this pictures from June 7 through June 20.

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May Construction

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Walls of buildings, utility trenches, pre-placed crypts and more took shape in May at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in Hyden.

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Buildings Rise

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Buildings started taking shape at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in Hyden in April. These photos from the first two weeks of the month were taken by KVCSE Director Vaughda Wooten.

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Pouring Concrete

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March 17-27 photos here.













March Construction

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March 13-15 photos here.












Construction Advancing Quickly

Check Presentation 15.jpgAfter rain delays in January, construction at KVCSE in Hyden made up time in February and March.

January Photos

February Photos

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$6 Million Check Presentation

Check Presentation 15.jpgFederal 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.

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Two Videos from WYMT here and here


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Pictures taken December 14-29 by KVCSE Director Vaughda Wooten


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Kentucky's Fifth State Veterans Cemetery Under Construction in Hyden

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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.

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 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
Email: Vaughda.Wooten@ky.gov