STANFORD - Members of the Harvey Helm Memorial Library board voted against the invitation from Kentucky Renaissance to apply for a $250,000 grant and a building site behind First Southern National Bank, in the hopes of constructing a larger facility elsewhere.
"We are already behind as far as the minimum requirements for the size of the library, that five years down the road, there really is not enough room to grow in that space," said Kay Peppard, Director of the Harvey Helm Memorial Library.
The library board voted on the grant application on Aug. 4, but the outcome of the vote was unclear, as no roll-call vote was taken. The board met again on Aug. 7 to take a roll-call vote, and the application was voted down.
"It has pitted a lot of good people against each other," said Peppard. "But in my opinion, what the library board was thinking of was what was best for the future of library."