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Kenton Co. Building Reopens Monday

The Kenton County Building is expected to reopen for normal business hours on Monday morning.

The building was closed following an electrical fire on September 29 and estimated damage in the six figures.

Most county government work was moved to the Independence offices.

Not everything is completely back up to speed. Though the County Clerk's records room will reopen to the public, "Any document search in Covington will need to be done the old fashion way until the IT department is able to bring the main servers back to Covington which will be late in the day on Monday," said Kenton Co. Clerk Gabrielle Summe. "The online service will not be available until Tuesday morning."

All  departments of the Kenton County Clerk’s office will continue to operate out of the Independence courthouse until close of business on Monday. 

"Now that power is restored, I will be checking all the equipment in the Covington office to make sure everything will be up and running for Tuesday morning when we open at 7:30 a.m. and hopefully it is business as usual," Summe said.

The Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office will reopen inside the building on Monday. 

"Kenton County Fiscal Court and the Kenton County Department of Homeland Security have put every available resource into repairing the fire damage and returning this building to full service as soon as possible. We appreciate these efforts," said Rob Sanders, Commonwealth's Attorney.

Story & photo by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News