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KHC's Site Identification Program partners with many of Kentucky's communities and local governments who are committed to historic preservation and the value it adds to their districts.
Within Site Identification is the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program. This program is a local, state, and federal collaboration that promotes and helps communities meet their preservation goals through grant funding, training, and technical assistance. Likewise, The Kentucky Main Street Program focuses on the revitalization and economic development of communities' downtown areas through historic preservation opportunities.
The Site Identification Program also includes survey, evaluation, and nomination of historic resources that are fundamental to local communities creating and implementing effective preservation plans. Furthermore, the Site Identification team actively provides training, education, and information in preservation to the wider public.
All of which showcases the partnership between KHC and communities, as well as demonstrating that preservation decisions are best made locally.
To learn more about these programs, please click on one of the sections below:
Kentucky Main Street was created by the Kentucky Heritage Council in 1979 to reverse economic decline in central business districts through historic preservation and redevelopment of commercial buildings. Participation requires local commitment and financial support, with a community Main Street director administering the program with a volunteer board. KHC provides technical and design assistance, on-site visits, a resource center, and access to national consultants through Main Street America.
Kentucky's Certified Local Government Program is a local, state, and federal partnership that promotes historic preservation planning and protection of prehistoric and historic resources at the local level. Because local community planning staff often plays a key role in CLG procedures and projects, the thread of historic preservation is usually woven into the fabric of local land-use policy.
The legal power to protect historic resources in Kentucky rests primarily with local governments. That is why it is so important that citizens concerned about the preservation of historic resources in their communities give serious consideration to adopting a local historic preservation program