Kentucky Heritage Council
3 new employees join State Historic Preservation Office

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, July 07, 2015  
Contact Information:  Diane Comer
(502) 564-7005 Ext. 120

Chris GunnAmanda KincaidRachel Kennedy  l-r: Gunn, Kincaid, Kennedy

Frankfort, Ky. – Three new employees have joined the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC), the agency has announced.

Dr. Chris Gunn has accepted the position of transportation archaeology review coordinator. Prior to joining KHC, he worked for both the University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research and the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, a joint program of KHC and the UK Department of Anthropology. In May he completed his doctorate in anthropology at UK, with his main field of research in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Amanda Graham Kincaid is the new transportation historic architecture review coordinator. She previously worked in cultural resource management for Cultural Resource Analysts Inc. and AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Inc. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Transylvania University and has a master’s degree in historic preservation from UK.

After a seven-year hiatus, Rachel Kennedy has returned to the agency as historic survey program coordinator. She is a 1999 graduate of the UK master’s program in historic preservation and most recently was lead architectural historian for Corn Island Archaeology in Jeffersontown, where her projects included a cultural landscape/historic building report for the Jefferson Jacob Rosenwald School and historic preservation design guidelines for the city of Bellevue.

An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of prehistoric resources and historic buildings, sites and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens. This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, heritage tourism, jobs creation, affordable housing, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life.

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