Magistrate questions saving historic house

-A A +A
By Randy Patrick

County Magistrate Keith Metcalfe has questioned whether an old house on the Wickland property is worth the cost of restoring after arsonists burned it last summer.

The two-story brick house, built in the 1820s, sits beside Wickland, home of three 19th century governors who were from the same family. The county bought the Wickland property from heirs of the family about 20 years ago for $2 million.

During Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, County Engineer John Greenwell suggested hiring a professional service company to give an estimate on the work.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the The Kentucky Standard, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.

You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

The Kentucky Standard | circulation@kystandard.com | 502-349-0784
110 W. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday