Repair work on the county courthouse dome in Lafayette means workers won't be able to string holiday lights this year.
The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reports that the Tippecanoe County Courthouse's dome has been surrounded by scaffolding for months because it is being painted and repaired. That will keep workers from putting up the lights.
Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh says he can't remember the last time the dome wasn't lit for the holidays.
Lafayette won't be devoid of holiday lights, though. Trees will be decorated on the courthouse lawn. And Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski says new trees that arrived as part of downtown streetscape plans will be decorated with blue lights.