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Princeton building commissioner working to get rid of 'eyesores'

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PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) -

The building commissioner in Princeton, through the blight elimination program, is working to rid the city of some vacant homes.

Kenneth Christy says he has been working on the application for this program since January.

Christy says he has found 25 to 35 properties that are eyesores in the community and qualify for it.  

With the help of federal dollars from this program, Christy hopes to tear them down and make the city of Princeton and all of Gibson County a more attractive place to live.

"A person that wants to put in money to a certain area and build a nice home sure doesn't want all this trashy stuff around them," says Christy. "I think if we can move the trash out we'll have a much better opportunity to get nicer homes in."

Christy says the application is due in August and he hopes to know if the county will receive any money before the end of the year.

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