FRANKFORT, KY – May 5, 2005 – The Governor’s Mansion now has a new online presence located at http://governorsmansion.ky.gov. The Governor’s Mansion officially launched its redesigned site last week.
"Thanks to today’s technology Kentucky’s 90 year old Governor's Mansion can now be seen by web visitors around the world" said Kenny Bishop, Executive Director of the Mansion. "Our goal was to provide a resource for students to research this part of Kentucky's history as well as to inform people everywhere of the great treasure we have in the Governor's Mansion."
The newly designed website offers users information about visiting the Governor’s Mansion. For those who may not be able to make a trip to Frankfort, the new site also offers a virtual tour. In addition, visitors to the site can learn about upcoming events, facts and history, view photos, and obtain information about life in the Mansion.
"Kentucky is on the leading edge with this website,” said Bishop. “Not only can visitors view the Governor’s residence virtually, but they can browse through the wealth of information, photographs and resources that they would not otherwise be able to see without actually visiting in person.”
The Mansion’s new site was made possible through a partnership with Kentucky.gov and the Governor’s Mansion.
Kentucky.gov is the official website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (http://kentucky.gov). It is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, Inc., a company that helps Kentucky government entities web-enable their information services. Kentucky.gov was built and is marketed, operated, and maintained by Kentucky Interactive, Inc. a Frankfort-based subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq:EGOV).
NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 1,400 state and local agencies that serve more than 71 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.