The Library Board met once again on a Saturday morning and voted once again to give the old library building to the County.
What seems to be in question is if the County wants it. The only Council or Commissioner member who has said anything about it is Jeff Nelson and he does not want it from what I have read. I hope the County thinks long and hard about this. I hope they make the decision to refuse the offer of the building. They will be the ones who will be remembered for giving away the history of Pike County. They and the Library Board members who are voting against it.
Forever our history will be gone from us. Never will we get it back. What a loss it would be.
I am just hoping for a change of heart in all of those involved. Those that we elected and put our trust in to make our decisions and spend our tax dollars in our best interests.
I received this very lovely email today. Just think how we could progress and move forward with our history and genealogy if we had the resources.
I stumbled across your blog this morning and was thrilled to see that someone has taken such a devoted interest not only in preserving Pike County’s history, but keeping it local and available to the community. I grew up in Pike County so its history is near and dear to my heart. In fact, it’s why I’m writing to you. I am currently getting my PhD in History at the University of Kentucky and my research is on coal miners and their families in Indiana, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky in the 1890s. Until I saw your blog, I had actually assumed that Pike County’s records were already up at Indy since many Indiana counties have sent their records there. That said, I wanted to let you know that I appreciate your efforts at keeping the library issue and Pike County history alive. Without your blog, I probably would have never known where to look for Pike County sources. Thank you!
Donna Poehlin: Voted against the History Center
Phillip Elkins: Board President: Voted against the History Center
Anisia Burkhart: Voted For the History Center
M. Frank Ropp: Voted against the History Center
James Dickerson: Voted for the History Center
Sandra Ficklin: Voted for the History Center
Robin Whaley: Voted against the History Center
County Council :
Let’s see if we can change some minds and hearts to support the History Center!