Kentucky Heritage Council - Recent Headlines
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- Forum on Kentucky African American political participation planned March 5 in conjunction with 50th anniversary commemoration of civil rights march on Frankfort
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A panel discussion addressing participation by Kentucky African Americans in the political process will take place in conjunction with the upcoming 50th anniversary commemoration of the civil rights march on Frankfort. Honoring the late Justice William E. McAnulty Jr., the first African American to serve on the Kentucky Supreme Court, the forum will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The forum is free and open to all.
- Certified Local Government historic preservation grants announced
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Kentucky Heritage Council is now accepting grant applications from Kentucky Certified Local Governments, for matching grants for historic preservation activities. Awards are made annually to qualifying projects submitted by participating citywide and county historic preservation commissions. In late 2013, the Heritage Council awarded nine grants totaling $80,000 for preservation-related projects in Bardstown, Bellevue, Campbellsville, Covington, Danville, Dawson Springs, Frankfort, Middlesboro and Shelbyville.
- Tickets still available for ‘Walkable City’ author Jeff Speck presentations Jan. 16-17 in Frankfort
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tickets are still available for an upcoming lecture and workshop with Jeff Speck, author of “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.” Speck’s lecture will be the keynote presentation during the "Creating Life on City Streets: Walkability" conference, presented in partnership by the Kentucky Heritage Council and Preservation Kentucky, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Grand Theatre, downtown Frankfort. He will also present a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the auditorium of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building, 200 Mero St., Frankfort.
- 'Walkable City’ author Jeff Speck to speak Jan. 16-17 in Frankfort; presentations coincide with annual Kentucky Main Street Program winter meeting, open to the public
Friday, December 20, 2013
Jeff Speck, author of “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time,” will be the keynote presenter for the 2014 Kentucky Main Street Program annual winter conference Jan. 15-17 in Frankfort. Co-author of the landmark bestseller “Suburban Nation,” Speck is a city planner who advocates for smart growth and sustainable design.
- Fayette National Bank and Paint Lick Commercial District approved today for National Register listing by Kentucky review board; final approval now rests with National Park Service
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board today approved Paint Lick Commercial District in Garrard County, and an expanded nomination for the Fayette National Bank Building in Lexington, for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The nominations now go to the National Park Service for final determination of eligibililty.
- 10 Kentucky sites approved for National Register listing, now go to National Park Service for final determination; nominations include St. Jerome's-Fancy Farm complex
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ten nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, including the St. Jerome’s Catholic Church Complex at Fancy Farm and Churchill Weavers in Berea, were approved for National Register listing during a meeting today of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board in Frankfort. Nominations now go to the National Park Service for a final determination of listing.