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Recovery continues after Lincoln Co. Board of Education fire

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - They say they're making progress but they still have a long way to go. Lincoln County school leaders gave us an update on their recovery from a devastating fire.

Four weeks ago, the fire tore through the Board of Education building in Stanford, damaging the technology hub, many classrooms, the cafeteria and the preschool.

“Whenever I see it I just think what a loss. Just looking at it from the outside you don’t realize it was completely destroyed but you can look down the hall and see what happened. You can see all of the damage,” said Superintendent Karen Hatter.

The superintendent says the next substantial development will take place here in the next two or three weeks, when they demolish the Lincoln County Board Annex Early Childhood Center.

"We hope that we will be able to have our intermediate locations and this office back in the middle of October and then after that the board will begin planning a long term replacement for the loss we sustained," Hatter told WKYT.

By mid October, mobile classrooms are expected to be set up for the 80 preschoolers who attended the childcare center.

While many people's minds remain on what caused the fire, the superintendent's focus remains on the future.

“The insurance says we're going to take care of you and replace your loss so knowing what caused it isn’t that important.”

The superintendent also says they've also been able to recover many school records that were initially believed to have been destroyed.


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