JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against the Clark County Commission for allegedly violating the terms of a grant.

The $57,500 grant was given to the Clark County Commission by the Historic Preservation Revolving Fund to make repairs to the Clark County Courthouse in Kahoka, Mo., but the commission allegedly made plans to demolish the historic structure instead.

"The Historic Preservation Revolving Fund was created for the specific purpose of protecting and preserving historic sites in Missouri," Koster said.

"The fact that the Clark County Commission has received revolving fund grant monies and not made a good faith effort to preserve its historic courthouse or comply with the terms of its grant agreement is not acceptable."

Koster is seeking a court order against Clark County requiring them to repay the money, interest and all costs associated with the litigation.

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