Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson at the Historical Society
A ceremony was held this morning at the Christian County Historical Society, where Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson presented a half million dollar federal block grant check to the Carnegie Library Foundation.
The money will be used to restore the library built in 1912 to its former glory, according to foundation chair Jim Coursey, who says it will serve as a sort of architecture museum and tutoring center.
Periodic lectures on architecture will be held in addition to the tutoring and Lieutenant Governor Abramson commended the board and others for taking the initiative to restore the facility.
Official local historian William Turner serves as vice chair of the foundation board and also commented on the magnitude and importance of the project. State Senator Joey Pendleton, Representatives John Tilley and Brent Yonts and Magistrates Terry Bowman, Mark Cansler and Tom Jones were also in attendance.