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Nine designated Certified Local Government communities earn historic preservation grants

Twelve projects in nine designated Certified Local Government (CLG) communities have been awarded matching grants for FY 2019-20, for activities ranging from exploring the role of public art in historic districts to creating an outdoor educational exhibit highlighting commercial properties and the people and businesses associated with their history. Grants totaling $76,811 went to Bardstown, Bellevue,...

Nine Kentucky Certified Local Government communities awarded historic preservation grants

Nine grants that will generate investment of nearly $100,000 in historic preservation-related projects have been awarded to seven Certified Local Government (CLG) communities for fiscal year 2018-19 by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC). The annual grants are part of a pass-through allocated from the federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) for state preservation...

Historic Marianne Theater in river city of Bellevue may be on its way to new lease on life

The Marianne Theater in Bellevue (Photo by Michael Monks)   By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   The long vacant Marianne Theater will likely soon be under the ownership of the city of Bellevue.   The city council unanimously approved allowing Mayor Ed Riehl to move forward with plans to purchase the art deco movie theater from owner Jack Eck.   Built and opened in 1942, the...

Bluegrass music festival, Maysefest, will return as two-day event in 2014 to Bellevue

Maysefest on Columbus Day in October 2013. The festival will return as a two-day event in 2014. (Photo by Michael Monks)   By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Maysefest will return for a second year to Bellevue along the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. In 2014, the event will expand to two days.   Organizer Ben Haggerty said 2013’s budget ended up being just over $32,000...

The scourge of heroin: Tired of seeing lives being ripped apart, a family doctor wages war

By Shelly Whitehead Special to KyForward   “You can just see your patients dying in front of you”   When it comes to waging war against widespread community problems, thoughts generally don’t go to the local family doctor.   The number of heroin users 12 or older increased from 153,000 in 2007 to 213,000 in 2008, according to 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. (Photo...