Beshear praises renovated chapel in Capitol

January 09, 2013 | | Comments 0

FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear got a tour of the renovated chapel in the state Capitol Wednesday by a state legislator who spearheaded its new look.

Rep. Martha Jane King, D-Lewisburg, said about $10,000 in private funds was raised to renovate the chapel that included a new tile floor and lighting.

“She stepped up and took it on as a cause,” said Beshear.

“It was a big effort on a lot of people’s part,” said King, who even helped lay tile for the chapel’s floor.

The lawmaker said the chapel passes constitutional muster. Beshear said no state appropriation was made for the renovations.

“This is a place of solitude and meditation,” he said. “Whether you are religious or not religious, it doesn’t really matter. This is a place where you can sit down and gather your thoughts and do whatever the atmosphere moves you to do to benefit you.”

–Jack Brammer

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