Hopkins County Trustees could be seen mopping up the remains of the building that stood at Rosemont and Houston Streets Wednesday afternoon. Bundles of salvaged lumber were being loaded onto flatbed trailers.
This is another step toward the construction of a new building on the site. County officials determined the cost to renovate the existing building was greater than tearing it down and constructing a new building.
The structure, which had a hole in the roof, was purchased by the county prior to the construction of the new Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center, District Court, Clerk and Attorney buildings. It was used to store items during the transition and continues to house some county property.