Coming Down

The demolition of two derelict downtown buildings in Crothersville began last Friday. Albertson Construction was hired to demolish two brick structures in the center of town owned by Ashley Aluminum Foundry.
The owner of the building, Hubert Ashley of Scottsburg had been cited several times over the years under the town’s unsafe building ordinance.
The town ordered the collapsing buildings along US 31 razed citing safety issues. If Ashley improves the aesthetics of the remaining building he owns adjacent to the razed structures, the town has agreed to purchase the demolished parcels for $1 and not charge the Scott County owner for the demolition and clean-up costs.

(photo courtesy of town of Crothersville