Vandals cause significant damage at newly built Fairdale Library

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by Claudia Coffey

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 11 at 7:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- When the Fairdale Library opened last spring, the multi-million dollar building was the pride of South Louisville. But less than a year later, it’s already been hit by vandals. Thousands of dollars in damage has been done.

"It only hit the first pane of glass so it didn't go through," Marci Reed, the  Branch Manager said.

Over the last two months, vandals have attempted to bust the foyer windows three times.

"It was just one pane of glass the first time, two the next time then this one the last time," Reed said.

The tempered double paned glass is not easy to get into, that's why the vandals only got through one layer.

It's caused more than $10,000 in damage. Now the library has added extra security to make sure it stops. It comes at a time when the barely year old state of the art facility is thriving. Neighbors say it’s an asset and unthinkable this would happen.

"Guess some redneck don't have nothing else to do," David Hannel, a Fairdale Resident said.

Police are looking into whether it's linked to other local break-ins. The Shack in the Back BBQ was vandalized and burglarized. The suspects stole equipment and meat right out of the freezer.
Whether its just kids or vandals and thieves on a mission, business owners just wish it would stop.

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