A more than 100-year-old courthouse in the Tri-State could receive a much needed facelift.
Warrick County Commissioners walked through the courthouse on Thursday in Boonville with an engineering firm. They’re putting together a renovation project which could cost up to $4 million or $6 million.
The courthouse was originally built in 1904. It’s last major renovation was in 1996.
Officials say several issues are being addressed such as asbestos, water damage, and the heating and cooling system.
“Financially, it’s just a good time,” said Warrick County Commissioner Marlin Weisheit. “The commissioners feel for the council to do this because you know they paid off the bond issue on our judicial center, so financially we’re able to go for another bond issue. So, taxes won’t have to raise here in Warrick County. It’s just maintaining our property where it needs to be.”
The county commission presented a report to the county council at Thursday night’s meeting. Weisheit hopes plans for renovations can be scheduled by next month.
(This story was originally published November 2, 2017)