The reward has doubled for information leading to the return of a prison door that was stolen from the Hunt-Morgan House in Lexington.
Lexington businesswoman Debra Hensley matched the existing $500 reward Wednesday, raising it to $1,000, according to a news release from the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.
The 400-pound iron door from the prison that held Gen. John Hunt Morgan during the civil war was stolen from the trust's Hunt-Morgan House over the weekend.
The door has "considerable historic significance," the release said. At one time, the door kept prisoners in a cell at Ohio State Penitentiary, which housed Morgan, a Confederate cavalryman and a member of one of Lexington's founding families.
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Morgan reportedly escaped from the prison in the 1860s.
Anyone with information about the stolen door is asked to call the Blue Grass Trust at (859) 253-0362 or Lexington police at (859) 258-3600.