Kentucky governor auctions off chance to help implode 28-story government building

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's Republican governor is auctioning off the chance to push the plunger to implode a 28-story government building, with all proceeds benefiting a charity for foster children started by his wife.

The 330-foot-tall Capital Plaza Tower will be imploded at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Tuesday he was auctioning off the chance to push the plunger on eBay. He framed it as an opportunity to "blow up bureaucracy." Auction proceeds will benefit the #WeAreKy! Foundation, which was founded by first lady Glenna Bevin.

The auction closes Saturday at 10 p.m., and Bevin's office says the final bid will be tax deductible. The highest bid as of 4 p.m. Tuesday was $2,125.

The Capital Plaza Tower opened in 1972 and closed in 2016. It is the tallest building in Frankfort, the state's capital city.

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