Lexington Library Auctioned Off

A Lexington library went on the auction block on Friday morning.

Lexington's Northside Library will soon get a brand new building, but before that, the old property on Russell Cave Road had to be sold. The new building is twice the size of the old one.

The property includes an 11,000 square foot library, a nearly three thousand square foot maintenance building, and five acres.

The zoning would allow for a church, day care or some type of nonprofit organization.

The highest bidder in the auction on Friday offered $800,000, but that wasn't high enough to meet the reserve of $1.2 million.

The University of Kentucky eventually agreed to pay the $1.2 million. The say they'll use the property for educational purposes.

The books in the old building will be transferred next door to the new building.

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