libraries

SERGEY NIVENS, 123RF STOCK PHOTO

Non-construction state aid to Kentucky public libraries is completely defunded in the state Senate’s proposed budget.

Taylor Inman

State funding for public libraries is still on the chopping block after the Senate revisions of Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts.

Kristi Tucker, Marshall County Public Libraries

Marshall County Public Public Library will break ground on a new building in Benton in April that will be double the size of the current library and offer new services.

Ballard-Carlisle County Public Library Facebook

Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget would eliminate state funding for local libraries. The cuts could force some of Kentucky’s rural-most libraries close their doors.

McCracken County Public Library Logo, mclib.net

The McCracken County Public Library is beginning the second phase of developing a new strategic plan. The library is holding a series of community discussions about how to better serve the county. 

ROB CANNING, WKMS

Calloway County’s Judge Executive says he is hoping to put an end to matters involving the local library board with the appointment of two individuals. Judge Larry Elkins and the board have had a prolonged dispute over a proposed library expansion and other financial issues.

Sergey Nivens, 123rf Stock Photo

A Kentucky Senate bill that would allow county judge executives to appoint members of library boards has some concerned about the politicization of libraries.

John Null/WKMS

Calloway County judge-executive Larry Elkins has provided an update to the Murray State News on his opposition to current plans for the renovation and expansion of the Calloway County Public Library.

Calloway County Public Library, Facebook

Calloway County judge-executive Larry Elkins and the Calloway County Public Library board are at odds over several issues, including the cost of a future renovation and expansion.

Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, via hccpl.org

The Kentucky League of Women Voters’ Hopkinsville chapter is exploring the logistics of a new tax to support the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

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