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Sinkholes Common In South-Central Kentucky

Sinkholes Common In South-Central Kentucky

CREATED Feb 17, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - While sinkholes as big as the one that swallowed eight Corvettes in Bowling Green last week aren't typical, smaller ones are common in the area.

Western Kentucky University geology professor Ken Kuehn told The Daily News that it is "a very typical feature of the karst environment."

Kuehn said that environment extends from around Elizabethtown to Tennessee.

Warren County Public Works Director Mac Yowell said his department gets calls weekly about sinkholes. He said the sinkhole at the Corvette Museum was one of at least five recorded in the area last week.

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