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White Hall Historic Park Ownership Transferred To EKU

Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 18:14:01-05

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)- One of Kentucky’s most historic sites has a big change coming in its immediate future following a decision today made by EKU’s Board of Regents.

The board voted  9 to 1 to move forward with taking over White Hall State Historic Park, home of Cassius Clay, from the state’s tourism cabinet.

At more than two centuries old, the home will remain a public park. EKU Regents praised the educational opportunities of owning the park while sharing concerns over the cost of upkeep.

Some in the community, however, say they worry about how the change will affect preservation and tourism.

Over the next two years, the state will provide $100,000 along with help in advertising. If the park ever closes, the state would regain control.

The deal won’t be final until White Hall’s deed is officially transferred, which will likely take months.