RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A group of parents are up in arms about the possibility of a crematorium being built next to an elementary school in Russellville.
The owner already got approval for a cemetery. This land has been in the Humphrey family for 100 years, and Jim Bob Humphrey has been working on the crematorium/cemetery plan for the past two years.
The Center Valley Elementary School is nearby, and parents and some neighbors are saying this is too close for comfort.
"I don't like the concept of a crematorium next to a school."
Especially when it's Loni Ice's son's school.
"I mean they stay there for eight hours every day."
This year her son will be in 3rd grade at Center Valley Elementary School. Ice says people aren't worried about the cemetery.
"I'm concerned about the environmental part more than anything else."