A state grant will help restore a historic library that had fallen into disrepair in western Kentucky.
Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson presented a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant on Monday to leaders in Christian County. The money will go to restore the Hopkinsville Carnegie Library, which was built in 1914 in the Classical Revival style.
The building served as the community's library for 63 years, but has deteriorated since it was vacated in 1977.
The grant will help repair structural components of the building and preserve its historical integrity so that it can be adapted for future use.
Abramson says the project is about more than bricks and mortar. He says "it is about preserving the past and investing in the community's future."