The Marshall County Courthouse is getting another interior face lift as crews work this week to “freshen up” the drug court offices.
   “Our courthouse is very old, and we wanted to take the opportunity to update some things,” Marshall County District Two Commissioner Josh Cantrell said.      “Over the last few years we have slowly remodeled some of the offices.”
   Cantrell said crews began working on the offices last Friday and are expected to have everything complete by this Friday. He added that they aren’t moving walls, but are replacing the old carpet with hardwood floors, painting and switching to energy efficient bulbs.
   The project went out to bid earlier this summer and was awarded to DRS Construction, Madill. In total, it will cost $6,500 to remodel the two rooms. Other rooms the commissioners have “freshened” include the court clerk’s office, the county treasurer’s office, the district attorney’s office, and the commissioners’ office. Cantrell said the updates to the commissioners’ offices were minimal because they “don’t need anything nice and would rather spend their money on everyone else in the courthouse.”
   Marshall County Commissioners hope that by updating the lighting in the courthouse the county will save money.
   “LED bulbs are low maintenance, we really don’t have to change them ever, and they save energy,” Cantrell said. “We’re hoping to be able to save some money on our electric bill at the courthouse.”
   Like Marshall County, Carter County is also looking at making their buildings more cost efficient. During their meeting Monday, Carter County Commissioners heard a presentation on what they can do to make the county buildings more cost effective and stretch the taxpayer’s dollar a little farther.