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The sun shines in, illuminating the stained glass windows and casting their shadow on the newly restored floor.
"It's beautiful," Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said.
The project to turn the former Taylor County Public Library building on North Columbia Avenue into the Campbellsville Civic Center is well under way. And, so far, those involved are pleased with the results.
Renovation began in April, just shortly after the library moved to its new building on East Broadway.
When finished, Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority, Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Campbellsville United, Campbellsville Renaissance and Community Ventures Corp. will have offices in the former library building.
And Young says the goal is to have the civic center ready for moving day early next month.
The offices are currently located in a small building across the street from the old library. That building has been sold to Campbellsville University for $205,000 and will be used as office space.
When completed, Young said, the entities at the civic center will share the cost of utilities and cleaning. There will be no rent, he said.
Young said he has told the entities their cost to set up shop at the civic center will be no more than they pay now, and could be less.
Wiring and insulation work is complete at the civic center. Young said he wants the center to be a multipurpose area, with space for community meetings and a Campbellsville history museum. He also wants the Campbellsville City Council to meet at the center.
Young said city workers and Taylor County Detention Center inmates have done most of the labor at the center so far, with the exception of the city contracting for some drywall, insulation, ceiling and floor work.
As such, cost for the renovation has been minimal, Young said. He said he is pleased with the progress.
"It's amazing what we've been able to do," he said.
After offices move into the civic center, Young said, work will continue to renovate the basement and update the outside landscaping.