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Monroe County Courthouse Expected To Reopen In July

Renovations to the Monroe County Courthouse includes new energy efficient heating and lighting systems.

Monroe County officials say renovations on the Monroe County Courthouse that began last summer are expected to be completed in April, and they expect staff will be able to move back into the building by July.

The first renovation of the Monroe County Courthouse was in the mid-80’s, and Monroe County Commissioner Mark Stoops says the $3 million overhaul that is in progress will help it last another one-hundred years.

“We found that the floors, which are poured concrete, were structurally unsound,” he says. “The concrete was maybe one-fifth of the strength that it really should have been.”

Plumbing and wiring will be updated and an additional steel support beam will be added to ensure the courthouse is structurally sound.

Site Manager Bill Ludlow says they also plan to install new energy efficient heating and lighting systems.

“We’re going to replace lights with LED lighting to save energy as well,” Ludlow says.

Stoops says community foundation funds are helping to pay for the repairs.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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