Kamehameha statue to get state help

  • The statue of King Kamehameha is adorned in lei during the 2017 King Kamehameha Day celebration in Kohala. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file)

HILO — The state plans to take over maintenance of the statue of King Kamehameha the Great, which has been cared for by a North Kohala community group since 1883.