No Insurance Payout For Arson Fire

Owners of Little Nashville Opry in southern Indiana, which burned in an arson fire nearly two years ago, didn’t properly maintain its sprinkler system and thus aren’t owed any insurance money, a judge has ruled.

Brown County Judge Judith Stewart ruled the insurer had no obligation to pay for the $3 million fire damage. The Herald-Times of Bloomington, Ind., reported the concert hall received a nearly $10,500 insurance payment in 2006 to repair frozen pipes but instead disconnected pipes to the sprinkler system.

No charges were ever filed in the arson that destroyed the 2,000-seat hall that had hosted many country music stars since opening in 1975.