LIBERTY - The City Council gave its support Wednesday to a proposal to purchase the former Kentuckian Theatre on Hustonville Street for an arts center.
The city's Renaissance Kentucky Committee will apply for funds as defined in the 2003 Downtown Revitalization Project to buy the former theatre and refurbish it for a community arts center. The Casey County Arts Council and The 21st Century Learning Center are working with the Renaissance committee on the project.
"The Arts Center will enhance the marketing effort to bring consumers to the downtown area and will save this historic building for a more productive use for the community," according to a resolution approved by the City Council.
Mayor Steve Sweeney said if the grant is approved, it will be used to purchase the building, which has been appraised at $140,000. Additional funds will be needed to renovate the building and install a sound system, lights and stage.