Old school to serve as college satellite campus

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A northeastern Kentucky town is receiving $860,000 in grants to convert a former school into a public library and college satellite campus.

The new Olive Hill Community Educational Arts Center will be housed in the former Olive Hill High School, which was built in 1929.

The renovated center will serve as a library and a satellite campus for Ashland Community & Technical College.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office made the announcement Tuesday. It says Olive Hill currently has no public library or public technology center for residents to access computers or the Internet. It says the closest public library is 40 minutes away in Grayson.

Funding for the renovation includes a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant, a $325,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant and a $35,000 Energy Efficiency Block Grant.

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