City tells landlord to fix up house


The city has ordered that this home on Kentucky Street in Franklin be repaired. If appropriate fixes aren't made, the city has threatened to tear it down. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON

Franklin is ordering a landlord to repair or tear down a building that was deemed unsafe.

In a rare move, the city is considering the action although people are still living in the four apartments in the building. If the home were to be ordered demolished, the people would then have to leave.

The city’s code enforcement officer found the house at 348 Kentucky St. had leaky ceilings, mold and no working heat during an inspection.

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