The shuttered Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave could be on the verge of coming back to life.
The regional theater company Kentucky Stages has made an offer to purchase the three buildings that once housed the Horse Cave attraction. Mayor Randall Curry is thrilled at the prospects for reopening.
"I've been in Horse Cave all my life," Curry told WKU Public Radio. "I remember when the theater was organized back in the 70s and I'd like to get that relationship back into this community, people coming back here and sharing their talents with the people of south central Kentucky."
Once a destination for people all over Kentucky and beyond, financial problems forced the Kentucky Repertory Theatre to close last year. It was purchased at auction by Citizens First Bank in Horse Cave and has been for sale since then.
Kentucky Stages hopes to close on the deal by the end of the year and open the theater for performances next summer.