Recent Press Releases
- And...They're off! KHC’s ‘This is MY Old Kentucky Home’ Facebook photo contest
Thursday, April 24, 2014
To celebrate National Historic Preservation Month in May, the Kentucky Heritage Council has launched a new Facebook photo contest, "This is MY Old Kentucky Home," to highlight the many different kinds of historic places that Kentuckians feel at “home.” The contest ends May 23 and the grand-prize winner will receive an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, the house said to have inspired Stephen Foster to write Kentucky's state song, "My Old Kentucky Home."
- "This is MY Old Kentucky Home" Facebook photo contest to launch at noon Weds., April 23, at historic sites across the state
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To celebrate National Historic Preservation Month in May, organizations and historic sites across the Commonwealth will be staging photos at noon Wednesday, April 23, to kick off a month-long Facebook photo contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office. The person with the photo that garners the most votes will receive an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, “My Old Kentucky Home.” The goal is to highlight the many different kinds of historic places that Kentuckians feel at “home.”
- Statewide preservation awards nomination deadline extended to Friday, April 18
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The nomination deadline for the 36th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards has been extended to Friday, April 18. The awards recognize excellence in the preservation of Kentucky’s historic buildings and cultural resources, including archaeological sites.
- Nominate a building rehab project, organization or individual for annual historic preservation awards
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Nominations are now being accepted for the 36th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize excellence in the preservation of Kentucky’s historic buildings and cultural resources, including archaeological sites. The awards are presented each May, during National Historic Preservation Month, by the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation and Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.
- 2nd KY Preservation Series event to include announcement of opportunities for public to weigh in on new five-year state plan
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The second entry in the 2014 Kentucky Preservation Series, Planning to Preserve, will coincide with the annual NKY Restoration Weekend in Covington, March 21-22, and include the rollout of a new survey and schedule of public meetings to engage Kentuckians in developing the next five-year state historic preservation plan.
- Forum on Kentucky African American political participation planned March 5 in conjunction with 50th anniversary commemoration of civil rights march on Frankfort
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A panel discussion addressing participation by Kentucky African Americans in the political process will take place in conjunction with the upcoming 50th anniversary commemoration of the civil rights march on Frankfort. Honoring the late Justice William E. McAnulty Jr., the first African American to serve on the Kentucky Supreme Court, the forum will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The forum is free and open to all.
- Certified Local Government historic preservation grants announced
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Kentucky Heritage Council is now accepting grant applications from Kentucky Certified Local Governments, for matching grants for historic preservation activities. Awards are made annually to qualifying projects submitted by participating citywide and county historic preservation commissions. In late 2013, the Heritage Council awarded nine grants totaling $80,000 for preservation-related projects in Bardstown, Bellevue, Campbellsville, Covington, Danville, Dawson Springs, Frankfort, Middlesboro and Shelbyville.
- Tickets still available for ‘Walkable City’ author Jeff Speck presentations Jan. 16-17 in Frankfort
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tickets are still available for an upcoming lecture and workshop with Jeff Speck, author of “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.” Speck’s lecture will be the keynote presentation during the "Creating Life on City Streets: Walkability" conference, presented in partnership by the Kentucky Heritage Council and Preservation Kentucky, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Grand Theatre, downtown Frankfort. He will also present a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the auditorium of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building, 200 Mero St., Frankfort.
- 'Walkable City’ author Jeff Speck to speak Jan. 16-17 in Frankfort; presentations coincide with annual Kentucky Main Street Program winter meeting, open to the public
Friday, December 20, 2013
Jeff Speck, author of “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time,” will be the keynote presenter for the 2014 Kentucky Main Street Program annual winter conference Jan. 15-17 in Frankfort. Co-author of the landmark bestseller “Suburban Nation,” Speck is a city planner who advocates for smart growth and sustainable design.
- Fayette National Bank and Paint Lick Commercial District approved today for National Register listing by Kentucky review board; final approval now rests with National Park Service
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board today approved Paint Lick Commercial District in Garrard County, and an expanded nomination for the Fayette National Bank Building in Lexington, for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The nominations now go to the National Park Service for final determination of eligibililty.