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The Kentucky Heritage Council has resumed regular business hours. However, please note per Personnel Memo 21-09 dated May 17, 2021 re: UPDATED - COVID-19 Face Covering Policy, "All visitors who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a face covering while present in Executive Branch buildings/offices. Visitors will be required to comply with the requirements of EO 2021-326 and any minimum or supplemental requirements" per Gov. Andy Beshear's Healthy At Work guidelines.
A long-time KHC goal and one of our main initiatives toward full accessibility continues to move forward with digitization of the Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory (KHRI) and the Historic Resources Library. Currently, all KHRI survey forms and National Register of Historic Places materials are off site. These materials will be available again in digital format very soon, so watch for updates here. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Additional library materials including cultural historic survey reports produced for Section 106 undertakings, survey reports, and state level documentation are also currently off site for digitization. If you have a project requiring background research that would normally be handled through visiting the KHC library, please email Survey Coordinator Candice Rinehart. If you have more targeted research requests regarding specific property types or historic contexts, please email Senior Environmental Review Coordinator Jennifer Ryall.
The KHC library remains closed but will reopen soon. Watch here for updates. Consultants needing to complete background research for Section 106 projects can continue to utilize the KHC Site Check at https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Heritage/SiteID.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - Please submit all electronic documents for Section 106 Review to firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to submit Section 106 documents to this email address or to our office mailing address at 410 High Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, may result in our staff not receiving these documents for review. Once our office does recieve these documents from the USPS or the email@example.com email address, our office has 30 days to respond. Please be patient with our Site Protection team as we are experiencing several staff changes as well as COVID-related logistical changes.
For archival purposes, applicants will still need to mail bound hard copies of reports to our office at the above address: (1) bound hard copy (with unbound hard copy KHC survey forms) for cultural historic reports, and (3) bound hard copies for archaeology reports. For questions, please contact Site Protection Program Administrator Nicole Konkol.