Murray State University unveils plans for Paducah campus
MURRAY, Ky. — With a 10-year battle over funding and a summer of paperwork behind them, a new campus is taking shape.
On Friday, Murray State University's Board of Regents got their first look at plans for Paducah's regional campus.
Three designs out of eight were selected. Most, in fact, look similar to the campus in Murray.
Brian Van Horn, the regional director at the Paducah campus, said that was done for a reason.
"The students in Paducah are the same students as are here at Murray. They're MSU students."
There is one design that offers a sloped roof and it comes at an additional cost of $200,000.
That means going over the $10 million budget allocated for the project but the board voted to allow the budget to be "up to" $10.2 million.
Now, all that remains is a final vote. School administrators will review the final three designs before selecting one.
"It is extremely exciting," Van Horn said. "It is going to be a beautiful facility McCracken County and Paducah can be proud of."
The campus, located off Alben Barkley Drive, is expected to open in time for the fall 2013 semester.