HARRODSBURG - City government has agreed to work with Mercer County officials to remove a section added to the back of the historic home being renovated by Harrodsburg First.
David Shewmaker, president of the city's Main Street program, and Executive Director Amy Sparrow were on hand at the Harrodsburg City Commission meeting Tuesday evening.
Shewmaker told commissioners that the board is running low on funds for work needed on Diamond Point, and he asked the city to work with the county to tear down the dilapidated section of the house so it can be replaced by a fire-proof stairway. The section was added to the home long after it was built and holds no historic value.
Sparrow said the work could be a part of the in-kind contribution by the city to meet the local match of a grant to be used to renovate the home. Shewmaker said it would save the board about $20,000, th estimated cost for tearing it down.