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Warren County court moving out of troubled courthouse

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Workers will turn off the water and remove asbestos from the Warren County Courthouse next week, as the Warren County District Court moves out of the courthouse declared uninhabitable by its chief judge.

District Chief Judge Arthur Gamble issued an order Friday for the court to close at 4:30 p.m. Monday and reopen at the Madison and Marion County courthouses and the Warren County Juvenile Services offices at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Earlier this month, Gamble notified the county board that the courthouse was not fit for employees and told the board that operations would be moved out this summer.

Gamble has said serious mechanical, electrical and plumbing issues at the courthouse pose health and safety concerns for court workers.

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