Mount Vernon’s Woodward Opera House has competed a $22.5 million facelift and is ready to show off its new look.

The theater is holding a grand opening celebration Feb. 9 with a performance by Grammy Award-winning country music singer Kathy Mattea.

The Knox County landmark has had a number of uses over the years, from a movie theater and office space to a gymnasium and retail storefronts.

The Woodward Opera House, billed as the oldest 19th century theater still standing in the U.S., was built…

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