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Want to buy a school building? Bidding begins today on Meade County Schools’ surplus property. Two empty school buildings and some second-hand school and office equipment are on the auction block.
Meade County Superintendent Mitch Crump announced the former Battletown and Muldraugh elementary school buildings will be sold later this month. Barr Realty and Auction, which is handling the property, will accept bids for 10 days beginning at 1 p.m. today.
Personal property and equipment from each school also will be sold by online auction at www.barrrealtyauction.com. The items, which are open for inspection Wednesday afternoon at Muldraugh Elementary, include portable cafeteria tables, 150 children’s chairs, metal office desks, overhead projectors, a floor polisher, color televisions and electric cash registers. The bidding ends at 6 p.m. Dec. 10.
Bidding for the real estate, which includes the buildings, ends at 1 p.m. Dec. 13. Both schools closed earlier this year because of declining enrollment, Crump said.
The Muldraugh building, a quarter-mile from Fort Knox, was built in 1962 and renovated in 1999. It covers 19,400 square feet and comes with 3.7 acres of land. It will be sold in five parcels.
Battletown Elementary, which is seven miles west of Brandenburg, sits on 10 acres. It opened in 1956 and expanded in 1962. The 16,000-square-foot building also was renovated in 1999.
Barr Realty and Auction recently conducted an online auction for the former Meade County Public Library buildings and property. The company reported the offering attracted 12 bidders and sold for $174,900 to a Brandenburg investor.