WKU Public Radio News Staff
Stop Signs De-faced
Thu December 27, 2012
Police Investigating "KKK" Graffiti
Police in eastern Kentucky say they are investigating after the same graffiti---the letters "KKK"-- were found on all of the stop signs in one Bell County neighborhood. Police Chief Charles Matthews says officers are searching for the people responsible.
Chief Matthews told WYMT television that the letters are usually associated with the Ku Klux Klan, but authorities aren't sure whether that group is responsible. He says the letters may have been put on the signs by vandals.
Matthews says the stop signs will be replaced, but it takes a while for them to arrive, especially during the holidays. News signs have already been ordered. The Police Chief says the graffiti started sh0wing up in the area about two weeks ago, but no other problems have been reported.