SADIEVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – Four people, including two juveniles, have been charged with intentionally setting fire to the old Sadieville School.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Cody Kirk and Cameron Speigle were both interviewed about the fire and confessed to burglarizing the school and setting fire to it.

The department also said two juveniles are at the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center for this crime.

Scott County firefighters responded at around 2 a.m. Monday morning to the Sadieville School. When crews got there, the school was fully engulfed in flames.

Cody Kirk was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree arson. (Scott County Detention Center)

The school would have turned 100-years-old in 2024, and was the only one in the area for decades before closing down.

Dozens of Sadieville residents, both current and former, stopped by the site of the school to take in a few last memories.

Letcher Morgan attended the school from first through eighth grade. He said he was sad to see the school gone and remembered the old layout of the campus.

Morgan said, “We had a big playground up there and one on the side there. We had a lot of fun. There was a softball field here.”

The school closed in the early ’90s as Scott County expanded.


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A historic building in Scott County was heavily damaged due to an overnight fire.

The city of Sadieville confirmed the old Sadieville School on College Street was lost due to a large structure fire. They also said no one was hurt as a result of the incident.

The building would have turned 100 in the year 2024.

According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation.