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Letcher County courthouse damaged in earthquake

By: Matthew Rand Email
By: Matthew Rand Email

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Saturday's earthquake still has many scratching their heads, and a few left with minor damage to their homes or businesses.

The earthquake struck just eight miles from the city of Whitesburg. Damage from the 4.3 magnitude quake was light, but a few homes and the county courthouse sustained some structural damage.

Officials say even the smallest hairline crack in a foundation can develop into a big problem.

"As that area under the home settles and stuff, those cracks may develop into something worse, and actually worsen the foundation," said emergency management director Paul Miles.

County officials are still assessing the damage to the courthouse. A full appraisal of the da


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