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Kentucky Main Street program encourages Kentuckians to shop local during the holidays

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet (TAH) is partnering with the Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) for a special holiday promotion highlighting small businesses in Main Street communities across the Commonwealth. Kentucky Main Street works to encourage downtown revitalization and economic development through preserving historic buildings. KYMS features 29 participating local programs...

Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission seeks nominations, submissions for 2020 MLK Awards

The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards. Nominations are sought for the 2020 Leadership Award as well as submissions from students displaying artistic expression in essays, visual artwork and poems. The Leadership Award recognizes community leaders whose actions demonstrate distinguished service in promoting Dr. King’s ideals...

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration and Leadership Awards ceremony set for Wednesday

A celebration commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, including the annual presentation of adult and youth leadership awards. The event is presented by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic...

Eastern Ky. communities to host Kentucky Main Street Program fall conference this week

“Outlaws, Moonshine, and a Country Song: Embracing Your Cultural Heritage” will be the theme of the Kentucky Main Street Program fall conference this week (Sept. 10-12), which will showcase the Eastern Kentucky communities of Beattyville, Paintsville, Pikeville and Salyersville. Local board members and program directors from across the state will explore tourist destinations, shopping, arts and...

Kentucky Main Street conference to celebrate program’s 40th anniversary April 23-25 in Covington

A conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Main Street program (KYMS) will take place April 23-25 in Covington, with nationally known speakers and sessions addressing downtown redevelopment strategies of interest to both urban and rural communities. A program of the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC), Kentucky Main Street was created in 1979 to reverse...

Certified Local Government awards grants to 14 communities for historic preservation, planning goals

Fourteen grants totaling $83,141 and averaging nearly $6,000 each are making a huge impact toward achieving historic preservation goals in nine Kentucky communities, thanks to the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC). Examples include funding for the popular NKY Restoration Weekend, which will take place from...