Thursday, July 24, 2008
Randolph County Courthouse Renovation
The Randolph County Commissioners are proceeding with plans to renovate the courthouse in Winchester, Indiana and also build an annex that would connect to it. The courthouse was built in 1877 and was originally slated to be demolished, but community opposition (including the 2005 publication of a "Courthouse Girls" calendar featuring nude octogenarians) caused the commissioners to reverse their decision in 2006. The construction project is slated to cost the county $10.7 million, and still faces some obstacles, including the granting of a zoning variance.