Thursday, April 7, 2016

Kentucky Heritage Council Documents Main Street investment

(AP) — The Kentucky Heritage Council says the program to promote commercial downtown districts documented $76 million of investment in 44 communities in 2015.

The Kentucky Main Street Program investment includes private investment and public improvements.

The council said in a news release that 29 communities have received state and national accreditation for 2016. Danville and Shelbyville achieved perfect scores. The other communities are Bardstown, Bellevue, Cadiz, Campbellsville, Carrollton, Covington, Dawson Springs, Guthrie, Harrodsburg, Henderson, La Grange, London, Maysville, Morehead, Murray, New Castle, Paducah, Paris, Perryville, Pikeville, Pineville, Princeton, Russellville, Springfield, Taylorsville, Williamsburg and Winchester.

The council says the program is the oldest statewide Main Street revitalization program in the U.S. and prioritizes preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings.