Kaylee Lindenmuth holds back when it comes to editorializing the news.
She’s publisher of The Shenandoah Sentinel and does a fantastic job at bringing folks north of the mountain their news. It’s hyper-local and easily one of the best sites you may not have heard about until now.
Kaylee’s actually out there covering the news whenever and wherever it happens.
Lately, she’s seeing a disturbing trend in her hometown that couldn’t be ignored or just covered with some photos and quotes from a few talking heads.
Shenandoah Blight Seen from Above
A few months ago, she got herself a drone and has been putting it in the air a lot to capture plenty of images of northern Schuylkill County from some truly unique angles.
But recently, she started focusing on some of the blight that plagues that part of the coal region. Actually, the discovery started on the ground level in the last few days.
She noticed that a property at the corner of Centre and White streets in Shenandoah was bowing. Honestly, it looks like it has about a week of standing on its own before it comes crashing down.
The former barroom has seen better days and likely doesn’t have many more as a freestanding structure.
So, Kaylee sent up the drone to get a view from above. And then she started doing a little more flying to uncover more problematic properties around Shenandoah.
What she’s uncovered is a mess. And it’s just one mess in a county of messes. Kaylee took to Twitter recently and said it’s time for someone to finally step up and do something meaningful about the problem of blighted communities.
Check out her tweet thread below that we had unraveled courtesy of a Twitter-bot.