The old Fayette County Courthouse renovation will again expose the building’s beautiful interior dome, which was hidden by a 1960 renovation to house HVAC systems and elevator shafts. The elevator shafts at left will be removed.
The old Fayette County Courthouse renovation will again expose the building’s beautiful interior dome, which was hidden by a 1960 renovation to house HVAC systems and elevator shafts. The elevator shafts at left will be removed. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
The old Fayette County Courthouse renovation will again expose the building’s beautiful interior dome, which was hidden by a 1960 renovation to house HVAC systems and elevator shafts. The elevator shafts at left will be removed. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.