FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A privately funded renovation of the chapel in Kentucky's state Capitol building is nearing completion.
Word that the chapel could reopen next week was welcomed by legislative chaplain Lee Watts. He says it will be a place "to seek God's face and somewhere for the people to go and pray for God's blessing on our government."
The Frankfort Kiwanis Club originally created the chapel with private funding in the 1960s in what had been a storage room.
The chapel has been closed for the past year while crews restored pews, installed floor tiles and completed other improvements.
State Rep. Martha Jane King, who spearheaded the renovation, says a marble engraving of the preamble to the Kentucky Constitution is being added in the renovation. It says the people of Kentucky are "grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy."
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