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Letter: The Rigney Building

Comments re: Rigney's building getting window coverings by City

By Larry Smith, Pride Coordinator
City of Campbellsville

The City of Columbia should take more action on the Lerman's building on the square. We tried boarding up the windows on buildings on Campbellsville's Main Street in years past, and found that it gave pigeons a new place to live, and created a different public health hazard.

I urge the Columbia City Council to take action to get this mess cleaned up. The residents of Columbia deserve better than an ugly boarded up building. We all know every great county starts in downtown.

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Lesson learned on the historic Merchant Tower

2020-05-18 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Larry J. Smith.
Merchant Tower in downtown Campbellsville shows how much difference windows can make in a building's appearance. This was among the hard lessons the City of Campbellsville learned about what happens when windows are boarded up and the building is allowed to deteriorate.

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Lesson learned on The Willock Building

2020-05-18 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Larry J. Smith.
The Willock Building, now owned by Alex Montgomery and Dennis Brinley, on Main Street in downtown Campbellsville, was boarded up at one time and again, the city learned a lesson that boarding up windows and letting a building sit is not the answer for the good of the town.

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