PADNWS-09-20-22 MAYFIELD COURTHOUSE - PHOTO

The demolition of the Graves County Courthouse began nine months after the December tornado outbreak devastated Mayfield and many other western Kentucky communities.

Nine months after a violent December tornado severely damaged the historic Graves County courthouse in Mayfield, the demolition of the red brick building is underway, and the action drew a crowd on Friday.

In the months following the storm, people in the community have been waiting to see what would happen to the decades-old building. The contract to raze the courthouse, along with the jail and American Legion building, was awarded to Youngblood Excavating and Construction at the end of August. The preparation for the demolition started last Monday, and it began for the courthouse on Friday.

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