Historical markers stolen from Georgetown College campus

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - At the start of this semester, sixteen historical markers could be found around Georgetown College's campus. But when students returned after Labor Day weekend, ten of them were missing.

Georgetown College launched a new campus historical walking tour in March. Sixteen markers gave visitors information about the college's buildings, people and historical events.

They were designed by select students and faculty, and all of the markers were in place just in time for the start of this semester.

But over Labor Day weekend, ten of those signs went missing. All ten markers, valued at a total cost of $1,000, had been stolen from various locations across campus.

Officials with the college say they're treating it as a case of vandalism.

"The design on all of the markers was done by a student. It was very nice, and we're disappointed those were damaged and that we lost ten of the sixteen that were originally installed," says Jim Allison, Associate Vice President for College Relations.

Campus security is still investigating this incident.

Officials with Georgetown College say they do plan to replace the missing markers.


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