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Huntington preservation project gets state funds

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- An ongoing effort to preserve Huntington's historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center is getting help from the state.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, the House of Delegates and the Senate are each contributing $100,000 to help pay for replacing the theater's roof.

Keith-Albee Foundation co-chairman David Tyson tells The Herald-Dispatch that the roof has been a concern since the group took over the theater in 2006.

Wayne County Sen. Bob Plymale says the foundation also could receive $102,984 from the Division of Culture and History if it can provide matching funds.

The Keith-Albee was built in 1928 as a vaudeville theater and movie house.



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