Louisville residents concerned about sewer line running under pioneer cemetery

Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 21:46:11-04

The city of Louisville in Cass County is known for attracting campers. Now, it's preparing to run a sewer line underneath what remains of an old cemetery as part of a development near a state park.

It's turned into a dispute between landowners and the city of Louisville. Neighbors said it's the site of a pioneer cemetery dating back to the 1800s.

It's located a couple miles south of Louisville — not far from the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 66.

City officials say the partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks will benefit the city and Cass County. 

The landowners nearby want the sewer line moved and a marker put up to preserve the site.