Signs being vandalized in Daniel Boone National Forest

Posted at 10:39 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 10:39:31-05

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Forestry officials are asking for the public's help to find people who have been vandalizing signs in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

London District Ranger Jason Nedlo told news outlets that spray-painted graffiti began appearing on U.S. Forest Service signs, boat ramps, and parking areas early this fall. Nedlo says about 10 signs have been defaced, many with vulgar words or images.

Officials say many of the signs are meant to help people enjoy the forest by highlighting recreational sites, but some signs are directional and regulatory.

He says cleaning signs is laborious and time-consuming and replacing them can cost up to $1,000.

Nedlo says anyone who sees vandalism occurring or has information about the recent spate of graffiti should contact the forest service or police.