Kentucky Heritage Council - Recent Headlines
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- Craig A. Potts named Kentucky Heritage Council executive director and state historic preservation officer
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Craig A. Potts as executive director of the Kentucky Heritage Council and state historic preservation officer. Potts was previously Site Protection program manager and now leads a staff of 20, whose responsibilities include administering state and federal rehabilitation tax credit programs, the Kentucky Main Street Program, Section 106 Review of federally funded projects, and the National Register of Historic Places program in Kentucky.
- Kentucky Heritage Council to meet Wednesday in Frankfort
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The Kentucky Heritage Council will meet at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 5, at Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St., Frankfort. The meeting is open to the public and an agenda will be provided.
- Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board today approves 15 sites for National Register listing; nominations now go to the National Park Service for final approval
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Fifteen nominations to the National Register of Historic Places were approved today during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board at Metro Development Center in Louisville, including several modern sites in the Metro area, historic districts, schools, industrial buildings and Great Saltpetre Cave.
- Walking tour of Frankfort's historic architecture offered May 18 & 19; learn more about Sen. John Brown and his neighborhood
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Liberty Hall Historic Site and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office are collaborating on a walking tour of downtown Frankfort May 18 and 19 that will highlight the surviving buildings Sen. John Brown would have seen during his residency at Liberty Hall from 1801-1837.
- 30th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeology Conference to convene Friday through Sunday in Lexington
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A retrospective of major contributions to our understanding of Kentucky’s past, gleaned from historic and prehistoric archaeological research over the last three decades, and goals and trends for the future will be the focus of the 30th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) Archaeology Conference convening Friday through Sunday in Lexington.
- Nominations sought for 35th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Nominations are being accepted for the 35th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards, a signature statewide event that recognizes excellence in the preservation of historic buildings and Kentucky’s cultural resources – through investment, advocacy, volunteerism, building partnerships, public involvement, a lifelong commitment or significant achievement. Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 12.
- Public invited to participate in archaeological tour of Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate and Mount Horeb Earthwork on Friday, March 15, part of the 30th Annual KHC Archaeology Conference
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ever wanted to hang out with an archaeologist or learn more about what it is they really do? Now you can by taking a guided tour of historic features and artifacts uncovered at Ashland – The Henry Clay Estate in Lexington, followed by a visit to a prehistoric earthwork site known as Mount Horeb, located in rural Fayette County, during a bus excursion Friday, March 15, as part of the 30th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeology Conference.
- Kitty Dougoud named new Kentucky Main Street Program Statewide Coordinator; previously executive director of Historic Georgetown Inc.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Kitty Watson Dougoud of Georgetown has been named the new Statewide Coordinator for the Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS), administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office. She will begin in this role Monday, Feb. 18.
- Kentucky Archaeological Survey archaeologist discusses participation in the National Geographic television show ‘Diggers’; episode focusing on Hatfields-McCoys to air Tuesday
Friday, January 25, 2013
A notorious feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is once again making national news, but this time it is for a recent discovery of artifacts associated with patriarch Randall McCoy’s home and site of an infamous 1888 attack. The findings were confirmed by Dr. Kim McBride, a historic archaeologist with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, who will be featured on an episode of the National Geographic television series "Diggers" at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday.
- Kentucky Heritage Council will meet Wednesday in Shelbyville
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Kentucky Heritage Council will meet at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville. The meeting is open to the public and an agenda will be provided.