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Fire Guts Courthouse In Western Kentucky

BARDWELL, Ky. (AP) - A fire that has gutted the Carlisle County
courthouse is almost out, though firefighters remain on the scene.
The fire started in the western Kentucky town of Bardswell
sometime before 6:30 a.m. EST today and quickly engulfed the
building in flames.
No one was inside at the time the fire started.
County Judge-Executive John Roberts says the 30-year-old
one-story courthouse housed offices for about two dozen employees,
including his own.
Roberts said the county will move its employees to temporary
offices.
Officials are also dealing with water runoff from the
firefighting efforts. They say water is freezing and causing
hazardous road conditions on U.S. 51 in Bardwell.
The roads have been salted but officials ask that motorists stay
out of the downtown area.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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