The renovation will expand animal areas and areas for the public, staff, and volunteers.
Assembly Hall's dedication is planned for homecoming weekend on October 14.
Indiana athletic officials say Assembly Hall has the greatest home court advantage in college basketball and they want to preserve that.
Martinsville is seeking $515,000 to restore the facades of six buildings on its town square.
The plans include adding silver and brass-colored panels to the building's exterior.
The building has been standing for more than a century and is in need of several upgrades.
Last years’ storms destroyed the property, causing an estimated $1.4 million worth of damage.
Much work still needs to be done including removal and replacement of 5 of the 10 basketball courts and sanding and refinishing of the other 5 courts.
Increasing train speeds in Linton are a harbinger of new business, but some residents worry for the safety of children used to slower-moving trains.
According to a study done by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network in 2009, ridicule towards gay or lesbian students is still prevalent in schools.