Kentucky Heritage Council - Recent Headlines
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- Kentucky Heritage Council to meet Wednesday in Frankfort
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) will meet at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 16, at Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St., Frankfort.
- Keynote presentations for ‘Capitalizing on Culture’ Aug. 1-2 in Pikeville to focus on regional collaboration, innovative heritage tourism marketing; free conference is open to the public
Friday, July 11, 2014
Exploring how the National Park Service (NPS) “Discover Our Shared Heritage” Travel Itinerary Series might be put to use in Eastern Kentucky – and how innovative marketing of heritage tourism could reap huge economic returns – will be the focus of keynote presentations during the “Capitalizing on Culture” conference Aug. 1-2 in Pikeville, presented in partnership with SOAR, Shaping Our Appalachian Region.
- ‘Capitalizing on Culture’ conference Aug. 1-2 in Pikeville to focus on heritage tourism, place making and economic development through historic preservation
Friday, June 27, 2014
A two-day training and educational outreach conference focused on heritage tourism, place making and economic development through historic preservation is planned Aug. 1-2 in Pikeville, presented by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and Community Trust Bancorp Inc.
- 22 Kentucky Main Street Program communities achieve National Main Street Center accreditation
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The National Main Street Center has announced that 22 Kentucky Main Street Program communities have achieved national accreditation: Bellevue Main Street, Carrollton Main Street, Covington Downtown Renaissance, Heart of Danville, Downtown Frankfort Inc., Georgetown Main Street, Guthrie Main Street, Harrodsburg First, Downtown Henderson Partnership, Discover Downtown LaGrange, London Downtown, Maysville Downtown, Discover Downtown Middlesboro Inc., Murray Main Street, New Castle Main Street, Perryville Main Street, Pikeville Main Street, Main Street Russellville, Heart of Scottsville, Shelbyville Development Corporation, Springfield Main Street and Williamsburg Main Street. The center is a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
- 36th annual state historic preservation awards, honoring projects, service and advocacy, presented Wednesday; Drs. David Pollack & A. Gwynn Henderson, Lexington, receive memorial award
Friday, May 30, 2014
Archaeologists, professional colleagues and spouses, Drs. David Pollack and A. Gwynn Henderson, of Lexington, are co-recipients of the 2014 Ida Lee Willis Memorial Award, for lifetime achievement in research, education and preservation, as recognized Wednesday during the 36th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Other awards recognized projects and service in Covington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Jenkins, Louisville and Jefferson County, Paducah, and Vine Grove.
- KHC Facebook photo contest celebrates National Historic Preservation Month
Thursday, May 01, 2014
May is National Historic Preservation Month and the Kentucky Heritage Council wants to know, where is your favorite Old Kentucky Home? Show us by entering KHC’s “This is MY Old Kentucky Home” Facebook photo contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown.
- And...They're off! KHC’s ‘This is MY Old Kentucky Home’ Facebook photo contest
Thursday, April 24, 2014
To celebrate National Historic Preservation Month in May, the Kentucky Heritage Council has launched a new Facebook photo contest, "This is MY Old Kentucky Home," to highlight the many different kinds of historic places that Kentuckians feel at “home.” The contest ends May 23 and the grand-prize winner will receive an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, the house said to have inspired Stephen Foster to write Kentucky's state song, "My Old Kentucky Home."
- "This is MY Old Kentucky Home" Facebook photo contest to launch at noon Weds., April 23, at historic sites across the state
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To celebrate National Historic Preservation Month in May, organizations and historic sites across the Commonwealth will be staging photos at noon Wednesday, April 23, to kick off a month-long Facebook photo contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office. The person with the photo that garners the most votes will receive an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, “My Old Kentucky Home.” The goal is to highlight the many different kinds of historic places that Kentuckians feel at “home.”
- Statewide preservation awards nomination deadline extended to Friday, April 18
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The nomination deadline for the 36th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards has been extended to Friday, April 18. The awards recognize excellence in the preservation of Kentucky’s historic buildings and cultural resources, including archaeological sites.
- Nominate a building rehab project, organization or individual for annual historic preservation awards
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Nominations are now being accepted for the 36th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize excellence in the preservation of Kentucky’s historic buildings and cultural resources, including archaeological sites. The awards are presented each May, during National Historic Preservation Month, by the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation and Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.
- 2nd KY Preservation Series event to include announcement of opportunities for public to weigh in on new five-year state plan
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The second entry in the 2014 Kentucky Preservation Series, Planning to Preserve, will coincide with the annual NKY Restoration Weekend in Covington, March 21-22, and include the rollout of a new survey and schedule of public meetings to engage Kentuckians in developing the next five-year state historic preservation plan.
- 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.