The most important step toward renovating the old Hopkinsville Carnegie Library on Liberty Street has been accomplished.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says a federal grant application for half a million dollars has been approved and that Fiscal Court will vote tomorrow morning to accept the money as the “pass-through” agent.
Significant renovations must be made before it can once again be opened to the public, including making it handicap accessible.
A website for the Carnegie Library says the finished building will be a facility for afternoon tutoring, a lecture center, a gallery space and a concert hall. The building was originally built in 1914.
Judge Tribble credited Ashley Johnson with the Pennyrile Area Development District for being very instrumental in obtaining the grant funding.