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Thousands of documents damaged in Frankfort (Kentucky)

Nov 16, 2009

Reporter: Janet Kim

Email Address: janet.kim@wkyt.com

They’re valuable pieces of Kentucky history, but now thousands of state documents will need to be repaired all because of a water leak.

Monday afternoon, workers at the State Library are figuring out just how much damage the leak did this weekend and what it will cost to fix the collections and equipment.

Officials knew about the flood about an hour after it was discovered on Friday night, and got the worst documents out, and started working on them first.

Fans and humidifiers have been brought in to help out. Paper towels are being placed in between pages to keep them dry.

Some workers put in 17 hour shifts over the weekend.

There’s no official word at this time about the monetary damage the leak caused.

The state library will be closed through Wednesday.

including video: http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/70199657.html


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