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Summarized by Kent Larsen

New temple serves area Mormons
Cincinnati OH Post 9Mar00 D1
By Stephen Huba: Post staff reporter

CINCINNATI, OHIO -- The new Louisville Kentucky Temple will mean that LDS Church members in Cincinnati will need to travel for less than two hours to reach the Temple, instead of six to travel to the Chicago Temple. The Louisville Temple will be dedicated March 19th, "It will make it a lot closer for us to go and participate in temple activities," said Neil Hahl, president of the Cincinnati Stake.

Cincinnati has two LDS Stakes and about 7,500 LDS Church members in the greater Cincinnati area. But members in Cincinnati will be split when it comes to Temple attendance. Members in the Cincinnati North Stake are in the Columbus, Ohio Temple District, about two hours northeast of Cincinnati.

Still, even with Temples in Columbus and Louisville, LDS Church members in Cincinnati are hoping for their own temple some day, "It's possible," Hahl said. "As these temples get used, the church then looks for additional sites. We've long hoped that Cincinnati would get one. I think that's somewhat likely over the foreseeable future."

The Louisville Temple District includes the 6,000 members in the greater Louisville area and a total of 30,000 members, including those in the Cincinnati Stake, according to Velarie Blackwell, director of Mormon public affairs for Louisville.


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