17 Kentucky Main Street communities recognized
29 Apr 2022
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Leaders from the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet along with state and local officials recognize 17 Kentucky Main Street communities for their efforts to foster economic vitality and job creation through historic preservation.
The Kentucky Main Street program was created in 1979 to reverse the economic decline in central business districts through historic preservation and redevelopment of commercial buildings. In 2021, Kentucky Main Street communities reported $60.5 million in investment in downtown commercial districts. Communities reported 548 new jobs, 130 new businesses and 201 historic building rehabilitation projects completed.