Kentucky Heritage Council
Louisville Life rebroadcast on KET to feature new KY State Historic Preservation Officer
Louisville Life rebroadcast to feature new KY State Historic Preservation Officer
Former preservation consultant Donna Neary discusses adaptive reuse
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Adaptive reuse of historic buildings is one of several topics that will be explored during a rebroadcast of Louisville Life airing this week on KET, featuring an interview with Kentucky Heritage Council Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Donna M. Neary. At the time of the original broadcast February 8, Neary was speaking as a historic preservation consultant with experience working on historic preservation projects across the state. She was appointed Kentucky SHPO in April by Governor Ernie Fletcher.
In addition to focusing on preservation and reuse of buildings in Louisville’s historic neighborhoods, Louisville Life program #115 also features efforts to save and rehabilitate the U.S. Marine Hospital, a National Historic Landmark and the only surviving marine hospital in the U.S. built to care for inland sailors; a Chinese New Year celebration at the Crane House; an interview with James Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville; and the Thomas Edison House. The program was produced and hosted by Candyce Clifft.
“Adaptive reuse projects allow historic buildings to continue to serve our communities and meet the modern needs of their owners,” Neary said. “Rehabilitation of historic buildings offers the advantage of retaining solid construction and unique finishes and details. We are talking about buildings that have served as the fabric of our communities – the stores, businesses, places of worship and schools – that continue to serve in new and exciting ways.”
Program air dates and times are:
Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on KET2
Friday, July 13 at 12:30 am ET/11:30 pm CT on KET1
Sunday, July 15 at 12:00 noon ET/11:00 am CT on KET2
The program may also be viewed online at the Louisville Life Web site,
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An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of historic and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens. This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, affordable housing, tourism, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life. www.heritage.ky.gov