Campbellsville University has signed a letter of intent to house international students at the former Harrodsburg High School building on Lexington Street.
However, Mercer Transformation, the group that has been given management over the building by its current owner, Keith Currens, needs some help getting it ready for the 200–400 students a year who have been projected to live there.
Glen A. Culbertson II, a board member for Mercer Transformation, asked the Fiscal Court for $10,000 to help makeover the old high school.
Culbertson said the organization is taking out $100,000 in loans to finance the school’s transformation but they need the county’s assistance.
“We’ve got an awful lot to do,” Culbertson said.
The school still needs to be cleaned out. He said there were still chairs, desks and books left in the building. Culbertson said Mercer Transformation plans to hold a community garage sale to get rid of some of the stuff, but asked the county for a dumpster to help clear out the rest.
When asked when he needed it, he replied, “yesterday.”
To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.