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September 7, 2008 12:00 AM

A poor state rich in courthouses

In Wolfe County, one in three residents and half of all children live in poverty. But over the next few years, the county will borrow $11.4 million — $1,629 for every man, woman and child who live there — to build a new courthouse.

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Two well-connected firms profit

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No corners will be cut in Pikeville

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Projects selected in order of need

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Search a database of all 65 newly built or planned courthouses

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Photo gallery: Courthouses

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