Old Lexington courthouse to get cleaned up with EPA grant

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Old Fayette County Courthouse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The city of Lexington has been given a $200,000 grant to clean up contamination at the old Fayette County courthouse.

The award comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It’s part of the EPA’s Brownfields Program, which assists communities in cleaning up environmental contamination so properties can be reused.

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Lexington’s cleanup application was submitted in December and went through a competitive national selection process.

The old building, built in 1898, has contaminants including lead-based paint, mold, asbestos and bird droppings.

The court system moved to a new building in 2002.