Warrick Co. 4H Center Horse Barn Demolition Begins

Published 06/16 2014 05:04PM

Updated 06/16 2014 05:06PM

Demolition is underway at the 4H Center in Warrick County. It sufferered more than $400,000 in damage during last month's macroburst.

A nearly 50-year-old horse barn took the brunt of it. Tearing it down will take a few days since it's being recycled.

The 4H Board's vice president says if there is a silver lining, it's the board will eventually have an opportunity to build a much improved horse barn.

"It needs to be as visible, useable building that the 4H Center can stand," said Jim Williams, "and not just a building we use one week a year. If we can work towards that and find something in that way it's going to be a perfect, it's going to be a great addition to have."

Several chainlink fences were damaged in the storm. Williams says those will be replaced this week. Crews have already started replacing fencing around the grandstand.

Williams says there will still be a horse show this Summer, but the animals will not be able to stay on the the grounds overnight.

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