Edmonson Voice Staff:
The historic Edmonson County Courthouse received a new top yesterday as a newly constructed cupola was installed on the roof of the building.
The former structure was beyond repair and removed in September of last year.
The structure was built and installed by Campbellsville Industries, who completed another job in Edmonson County back in late January. The same company installed the very first steeple on Cedar Springs United Baptist Church in the church's 200 year history.
The bell that was housed inside the cupola was removed when the old structure was taken down and is being restored. The county plans on putting 146-year old bell on display once the restoration is complete.
The new octagon-shaped cupola is fashioned similarly to the previous one and features a copper roof and weathervane. It stands 22-feet tall from the bottom to the weathervane's tip and weighs 600 pounds.