The fate of the Pennington house decided

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

It's been a decision a long time coming. The historic Pennington house in London will be torn down. So if you haven't seen the historic Pennington house, you may have lost your chance.

London Downtown and the Realtors Association went before the Project Development Board tonight.

They asked for a six month extension to come up with a plan to save the home. Unfortunately for them, that did not work out.

It was a sad day for those trying to save the Pennington house. They wanted a 180 day extension, but when a motion was made, the room fell silent.

With no second motion, the idea was dropped meaning this house is coming down....soon. The board says they are moving forward with the landowner, Tommie Weatherly, as planned.

"The agreement there is we buy the land. He is responsible to move all the improvements or demolish them, and that's the house, garage and trees that's on the property," said Lawrence Kuhl, the Laurel County Judge Executive.

Weatherly will decide when the demolition will take place.

"He wants to close it out. He wants his money and that needs to be done upon him getting the money so he's got a demolition company ready to come in. It will take him three days, maybe two days to get the house down," Kuhl said.

The Pennington house property will be used for parking, something many say is a huge issue in the area. Judge Kuhl says they will start preparing the land immediately and then wait until spring to pave the lot.

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