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Fri January 18, 2013
Preservation Trust Looks at Downtown Madisonville Buildings
A historic restoration group is determining whether or not it can renovate two downtown Madisonville buildings that used to serve as the county's library. Members from the non-profit group, The Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation inspected the buildings yesterday to see if they would be good candidates for renovation. Madisonville/Hopkins County Library board member Gigi Kesterson Smith says if the trust decides to preserve the buildings, it takes the property off the library’s hands.
"They like to try to repurpose it into a multiple type of things for the community to help the downtown areas," she says.
The trust will take at least 90 days to make its decision. Smith says the damage in the building is result of the library taking down a balcony that was part of its previous efforts at renovation.