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Caldwell County Courthouse Given "All Clear" After Bomb Threat Tuesday Morning

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Law enforcement have cleared the Caldwell County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat was called into the building earlier that morning.  

That’s according to Caldwell County Emergency Management Director Joey McCaslin. He said a bomb threat was called in around 11:00 a.m. and officials closed the courthouse at 12:30.

Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Rob Austin said the KSP and Owensboro Police Department responded with bomb-detecting dogs.

He said the courthouse was cleared of any explosive devices.

McCaslin said the courthouse plans to reopen Wednesday for regular business hours.

The investigation of the threat is ongoing by KSP Post 2 Detectives Brandon McPherson and Jonathan Murphy.

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