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National Cemetary Administration awards Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North highest score in nation

After a meticulous two-day inspection by the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North (KVCN) scored 96 – the highest score of any state veterans cemetery in the country. “The very highest standards are what we strive to reach every day,” said Benjamin Adams, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates five state veterans cemeteries...

No One Left Behind: The story of ‘Sarge’
and the efforts to give him a proper burial

Harold Eugene Laws, known as Sarge, received a proper burial and now lies in honor Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Grant County. (Photo provided)   The call to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs came from Kentucky State Police, Post 5. A man was struck and killed crossing a road in Carroll County. He had no family that anyone knew of. People in the area knew him only as “Sarge.”   Although...