Kentucky Heritage Council - Recent Headlines
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- 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.
- September designated Kentucky Archaeology Month; events center on 25th anniversary of Living Archaeology Weekend Sept. 20-21 at Gladie Cultural-Environmental Learning Center
Friday, September 06, 2013
September has been designated Kentucky Archaeology Month, with activities including lectures and hands-on public excavations planned across the state. Events are being coordinated by the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA), in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Living Archaeology Weekend, Sept. 20-21, at Gladie Cultural-Environmental Learning Center in Red River Gorge.
- Significant economic impact of state and federal rehab tax credits announced today in Maysville
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Using state and federal historic preservation tax credits, rehabilitation of a single historic downtown commercial building located in a Kentucky Main Street community generates average private investment of $360,793, the Kentucky Heritage Council announced today in Maysville. The news conference took place in conjunction with the Kentucky Main Street Program summer meeting. Additionally, since 2005, 425 historic rehabilitation projects have been completed utilizing both the Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs, resulting in public and private investment of $253 million in historic preservation across the Commonwealth.
- Thursday news conference will focus on economic returns of state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit programs and benefits to building owners, communities
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The economic impact of investing in historic buildings, and rehabilitation tax credits that help make this possible, will be the focus of a news conference at 4 p.m. Thursday in front of the Lasting Impressions Salon & Spa, 14 East 2nd St., Maysville. The highlight will be an announcement of the statewide impact of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit for 2013; and cumulatively, the impact state and federal rehabilitation tax credits are having in facilitating public and private investment in communities. The news conference is in conjunction with the Kentucky Main Street Program summer meeting Aug. 21-23, in Maysville.
- KYTC unveils new online portal to assist constituents with projects that may impact historic properties
Friday, August 09, 2013
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has recently partnered with the Kentucky Heritage Council to create a new online portal that allows users to browse federally funded KYTC projects with a “Section 106” component, and subsequently to request to participate as a consulting party in these projects.
- Kentucky Heritage Council to meet Wednesday in Frankfort
Monday, July 29, 2013
The Kentucky Heritage Council will meet at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 31, at Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St., Frankfort. The meeting is open to the public and an agenda will be provided.
- Early bird registration deadline approaching for "Battlefields & Beyond" Aug. 15-17
Friday, July 26, 2013
Friday, Aug. 2 marks the early bird registration deadline for a major conference on preservation and interpretation of Civil War sites, planned Aug. 15-17 in Danville. Presenters at “Battlefields & Beyond: Civil War Sites in the 21st Century” include representatives from virtually every Civil War-related federal agency and national nonprofit, and venues will showcase Kentucky sites with national significance – including Perryville Battlefield, recently named in USA Today’s “10 great places to visit Civil War sites."
- Role of African Americans in the Civil War to be highlighted during ‘Battlefields & Beyond: Civil War Sites in the 21st Century’ conference Aug. 15-17 in Danville
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Best practices for preservation and interpretation of Civil War battlefields, historic sites and museums will be the focus of a major conference Aug. 15-17, in Danville, geared as an educational forum for administrators, staff, docents, board members and volunteers at these sites. A highlight will be participation by James DeWolf Perry, executive director of The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery, based in Watertown, Mass., who will lead a workshop exploring the role of African Americans in the Civil War and examining opportunities for giving voice to those whose contributions and stories have been underrepresented.