First Baptist Church was burglarized and vandalized last week, according to officers.
Sometime during the evening of Sept. 2, someone cut the copper pipes between five air conditioners and the building, according to Constable Ira Bloyd Jr., who works as a part-time deputy. They also cut some of the wiring to gain entry to the interior of the units.
Bloyd said the vandals probably took the copper to sell and while they didn’t make a lot of money in the process, it was very costly in terms of repairs to the church.
LaRue Deputy Matt Darst investigated also a break-in that occurred the same night at the church. Someone entered the building and took a television.
Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said an unsuccessful attempt to vandalize Hodgenville United Methodist Church occurred the same evening.