Former Segregated School Destroyed In Fire

CRITTENDEN, Ky. (AP) -- A black history museum that was located in a formerly segregated school has burned and a county official suspects the fire was intentionally set.

WCPO-TV ( ) reports the Grant County Black History Museum was destroyed and a nearby church was damaged in the blaze Sunday.

Grant County Parks and Recreation Director Tabatha Clemons says the fire was a "senseless crime" and says every effort will be made to find whoever is responsible.

The museum was formerly the Dry Ridge Consolidated Colored School, which closed in 1958 when Grant County school integrated. The building was moved to the Grant County Park in Crittenden in 2011 to be restored.

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