Phyllis Myers in her apartment off Elm Tree Lane in Lexington. She is one of more than 43,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in Fayette County from 2005 to 2016. Myers lived for a decade in a shotgun house on Seventh Street. Thanks to housing advocates, she was able to find a rent subsidized apartment off of Elm Tree Lane, where she has been since July 2016.
Phyllis Myers in her apartment off Elm Tree Lane in Lexington. She is one of more than 43,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in Fayette County from 2005 to 2016. Myers lived for a decade in a shotgun house on Seventh Street. Thanks to housing advocates, she was able to find a rent subsidized apartment off of Elm Tree Lane, where she has been since July 2016. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
Phyllis Myers in her apartment off Elm Tree Lane in Lexington. She is one of more than 43,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in Fayette County from 2005 to 2016. Myers lived for a decade in a shotgun house on Seventh Street. Thanks to housing advocates, she was able to find a rent subsidized apartment off of Elm Tree Lane, where she has been since July 2016. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

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    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.