BENTON – The Franklin County Board is expected to award a contract for the demolition of the Benton Evening News building during Monday night’s 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Campbell Building in Benton.
The county plans to tear the building down, purchased for $45,000 late last year, to create a new parking lot to ease parking in downtown Benton, pareticularly when construction begins later this year on the new Benton Square courthouse.
The county expects to have the new parking lot finished by early spring or summer.
The newspaper office closed in 2017. It’s staff works remotely.