This 2014 photograph illustrates how horses are used by the Camp Nelson Honor Guard during funeral services at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. The horses in this photo were not the animals that ran from the cemetery and onto U.S. 27 on Monday.
This 2014 photograph illustrates how horses are used by the Camp Nelson Honor Guard during funeral services at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. The horses in this photo were not the animals that ran from the cemetery and onto U.S. 27 on Monday. File photo by Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com
This 2014 photograph illustrates how horses are used by the Camp Nelson Honor Guard during funeral services at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. The horses in this photo were not the animals that ran from the cemetery and onto U.S. 27 on Monday. File photo by Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com

Horses run from national cemetery onto highway; controversy ensues

July 19, 2017 04:45 PM

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  • Video shows how deep family members had to dig to finish grave

    Family members of 33-year-old Krystina Gilbert dug the remainder of an unfinished grave Thursday at Athens Boones Creek Cemetery because it was only 3-feet deep when they arrived at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. service, Roger Gilbert, Krystina’s husband, said. The cemetery caretaker now disputes the family's version of events.