Capitol Building

Old State Capitol closing for renovations

Jun 22, 2012

The Old State Capitol in Frankfort will close next month for renovations. The Kentucky Division of Historic Properties is repairing all the windows in the building, restoring the sashes and installing new interior storm windows with ultra violet filters. 

Hundreds of citizen activists, Appalachian residents and environmentalists rallied at the Kentucky Capitol to call for an end to mountaintop blasting and destructive surface mining practices.  Organizers say more than 1,200 people lined the front steps of the Capitol building Tuesday and later marched to the nearby governor's mansion.