On June 15, the Ohio County Dispatch received a report of a structure fire at “There is Hope Community Church” on Old Bethel Church Road in Cromwell. The 11:10 p.m. fire was dispatched to area fire departments.
Approximately ten minutes later, Ohio County Dispatch received another report of a residential structure fire at the 2700 block of U.S. 231 in Cromwell. The residence belongs to Darrell Blacklock, who is the pastor of “There is Hope Community Church”.
A Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator and detective were dispatched to investigate the two structure fires.
Furthermore, the State Fire Marshal and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, are assisting KSP with the investigation.
Investigators are in the process of determining the origin of both structure fires.