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Rest of Morganfield building demolished

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 3:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2021 at 8:46 AM CDT
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MORGANFIELD, Ky. (WFIE) - The Morganfield building that was hit by a car has been demolished.

It’s at the intersection of Morgan Street and Main Street

The demo started around 10 a.m. Tuesday. You can see video of some of the demo here:

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The owner says engineers told him that to keep the building up, they would need to build another building on the inside to hold it up. So, the decision was made to take it down.

The current owners were trying to turn this historic building into a place for the community to gather, but now, they aren’t certain what the future will hold.

”First thing we have to do is get all cleaned up and see what we have, if we have a good enough lot to build on, we may build something. If not, we may have to have some more parking in downtown Morganfield,” stated owner Jerry Duncan.

Work was done Monday to shut off the gas line and move power lines.

Last week, a woman with a medical issue crashed into the front of the building, causing the front portion to collapse. She was pulled out safely by emergency officials.

One other person inside the building also made it out safely.

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