Voters to decide on Clark County courthouse issue

Clark County residents passed a half-cent sales tax to pay for a new courthouse last February.

But one more election is needed for the final project to pass.

This Tuesday, voters will head back to the polls to decide on whether to borrow money and issue bonds for the project.

As a part of the Federal Stimulus program, the county will receive four million dollars in low-interest loans to pay for the new structure.

Those loans will save the county almost $1.3 million in interest payments.

You might recall the county's current, aging courthouse has cracks in the limestone foundation; large cracks on the walls; temporary jacks that hold up the floor and cramped working space. Plus, heating the building, which was built in 1871, has become costly.

The Clark County Historical Society and other courthouse supporters wanted the county to renovate the old courthouse since it's one of the oldest structures in the state.

We'll have the results of that election right here on KHQA's Late News at 10 Tuesday night.