Uncertain future for Laurel's old bus station

Laurel city officials are at a standstill when it comes to the old Greyhound bus station.

City Planner Linda Reinholtz requested the city purchase the old bus station as part of the revitalization of downtown.  She suggested turning the building into a tourism center.

But council President Johnny Magee says the building belongs to a city employee and purchasing it might be a conflict of interest.

City officials have posed their concerns to the attorney general's office and the ethics commission.

Magee says the city is awaiting an answer on this matter before placing the item back on the agenda.