Sunday, July 29, 2012

Frank and Nancy Phillips Cemetery Dedication

{Phelps, Kentucky}...Friday, Hatfield and McCoy relatives, Pike County officials and officials from the city and county Tourism Commissions joined others at the Frank Phillips Cemetery in Phelps for the Frank and Nancy Phillips Cemetery Dedication. The event shared the birthday of Franklin “Bad Frank” Phillips. Phillips, a deputy sheriff at the time of the infamous Hatfield McCoy fued, with the help of his supporters, were able to capture the Hatfields. According to Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford, the cemetery was located on a reclaimed strip mining site and unavailable for the community to visit. The County Government helped make the cemetery accessible by building stairs and handrails, clearing off the cemetery and repairing the road that leads to it.