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An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) serves as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of prehistoric resources and historic buildings, sites and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth. The council is governed by a 16-member board appointed by the governor to four-year terms.
KHC programs include:
Since 1966, KHC has partnered with local, state and federal agencies, preservation organizations, local governments and interested citizens to fulfill our mission - which is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, heritage tourism, affordable housing, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life.