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Preservationists try to save historic house

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- A group of preservationists are trying to save a stately, but deteriorating historic home in Bardstown.

Anatok is a 165-year-old red brick house linked to a 19th century black Catholic civil-rights activist that sits on the campus of a Catholic high school in the historic center of Bardstown.

School Principal Tom Hamilton told The Courier Journal that affordable preservation ideas were unsuccessfully sought two years ago and so officials eventually decided to tear the structure down.

However, Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation and other plaintiffs took the issue to court and a judge issued a stay that keeps the school from demolishing the building until a hearing can be held on Jan. 7.

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