Carly Pearce’s Hometown Sign Was Already Stolen

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Alexa Campbell

What is wrong with people?

Barely a week after Carly Pearce was honored by her hometown of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, when they put her name on the welcome sign at the entrance to the town, as well as giving her a key to the city, the sign has unfortunately been stolen.

According to WKRC and Taylor Mill Police Chief Steve Knauf, the sign that was stolen was at the south end of the city on Pride Parkway:

“She was nice enough to take pictures with a lot of the police officers that helped protect her that day. Unfortunately, just yesterday morning, somebody had stolen that sign.

They purposely put it up high so people could see it but also to deter theft. We are thinking it was probably a two-person job.”

It appears as though someone took off the bolts to the sign and ripped it off the metal poles that held it up.

In the meantime, until that particular sign is located, the city has already replaced it with the one that was supposed to go up at the north entrance to Taylor Mill.

Mayor Dan Bell, who helped organize and led the ceremony for Carly last week, says he’s disappointed that someone would do something like that after all the effort it took to make it happen in the first place:

“We were hurt, especially with the time involved in making this day a special day for her and a special day for the city.”

It’s a damn shame.

Carly had posted a sweet message on Instagram explaining what a big deal this day was to her, along with photos from the day last week.

She voiced her disappointment learning the news on Twitter earlier today, saying:

“Shame on whoever did this.”

It’s just sad that people even think about doing stuff like this.

Police Chief Knauf is hopeful that it will be returned, or at the very least, word will get around about who stole the sign:

“Oftentimes, people want to talk about things when they get a nice prized possession like this. Hopefully, maybe somebody said something to somebody.”

If I know anything about a small town, that’s probably the case.

Wonder if it was a jealous ex-boyfriend?

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