Book Checked Out in 1828 Surfaces in Desk

By: AP
By: AP

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A book checked out from a Centre College library in 1828 has resurfaced in a desk on the campus of the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville.

Unofficially, the book is 185 years overdue. At the current rate of 10 cents per day for late fees, the fine for the volume exceeds $6,000.

The book, which has the date "December, 1828" scrawled on the inside cover, is one volume of an eight-volume set titled Ancient Civilizations.

Centre College student intern Caroline Washnock found the lost book in a museum at the School for the Deaf.

The book also marks the historic connection between the Kentucky School for the Deaf and Centre College. College trustees managed the School for the Deaf for nearly 50 years.

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