LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Eight buildings at the University of Kentucky are about to be reduced to rubble.

The school expects to spend $4 million over the summer to demolish buildings to make way for new construction, but some preservationists don't want to see it happen.

The Hamilton House that was built in 1880 is being torn down, as well as the Wenner-Gren Research Laboratory which housed UK's early aeronautic research. UK leaders say officials try to save historic buildings when possible, but student recruitment and retention is hurt by aging and defunct dorms.

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