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Methodist-built chapel likely to be razed after storm damage

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ALEXANDRIA, Ky. — A northern Kentucky chapel, built as a Methodist church 156 years ago, will likely be torn down after a storm wrecked it.

The building is known as Wesley Chapel and it belongs to a board that oversees a cemetery that is on the same property.

Kenny Fossitt, a board member, said the damage may prove too expensive to repair.

About 400 graves around the chapel in Campbell County date to the early 1800s. It was built with two front entrance doors — one for men and the other for women.

The congregation that used the building closed it in 1993. It was badly damaged in a storm March 2.