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I write this with a broken heart as I think of the Higdon family and their recent loss. What occurred at their home as they were at their son’s funeral is unthinkable in our community and yet it happened.
It happened here, where we do not give a thought to such a thing, here where we are so disgusted to hear of such a thing. This could be and should be our wake up call—a call to action to keep this from becoming the usual and expected occurrence in our county.
It is unfortunate that we have come to the point of having to worry about leaving out homes unattended while we, who are grieving, are involved with saying our last goodbyes to our loved ones.
Now is the time for us to come to the aid of our county—to pull together for each other—to assure our community that we can attend a family member’s funeral without fear that someone could be robbing or vandalizing our homes. We deserve the right to be at ease as we grieve our loved ones passing and in our grief feel sure that we are being looked out for at home.
Plans are being with the help of county leaders and volunteers. County Attorney Clay Ratley and Sheriff Rick Clemons will facilitate the effort and will make an announcement soon about the first meeting. Details of the effort will be given at the meeting. Watch for the announcement and plan to attend the meeting and bring a friend. We need all concerned citizens to get involved in this effort and together we will make a difference.
Clydean Cooper, Leitchfield.