Massive fire destroys Ky. landmark in Boone County - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Massive fire destroys Ky. landmark in Boone County

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  A fire has destroyed a northern Kentucky landmark in Boone County.

The Rabbit Hash General Store was on the National Register of Historic Places. The 185-year-old store in Boone County was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

The store had survived floods, landslides and the Great Depression.

The store is owned by the all-volunteer Rabbit Hash Historical Society.

Bobbi Kayser, a member of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society Board of Directors, says the store was insured, but officials don't know how much of the damage will be covered.

The Rabbit Hash Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization that only receives money via donations. Kayser says most of its money was depleted after a July landslide damaged a building on the property.

The historical society's vice president, Don Clare, says the rebuilding will have to be done with care to preserve the building's status on the National Register of Historic Places.

No word on what caused the fire.

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