Historic Preservation


Should we as a society work to preserve historic sites notorious for their connection to violence and conflict? That’s the essential question that will be discussed at a special conference this Friday at the University of Kentucky. 

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Kentucky is home to the oldest statewide downtown economic revitalization program in the nation.  In 2016 its 39 participating communities contributed $110M to the state economy; a sharp increase over 2015's $76M. Program Administrator Kitty Dougoud is the guest on this week's The Business Side.

Kentucky Heritage Council

This week marks the the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Kentucky Heritage Council is holding a day-long celebration this Friday.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with the Heritage Council's Diane Comer about the event and what the NHPA has meant to the Commonwealth.


Time may be running out for the future of an architecturally distinct building in Lexington.  The owner of the former Peoples Bank Building on South Broadway received a new demolition permit on Wednesday.

Heritage Council Seeks Public Input On Preservation Plan

Jan 2, 2015

The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office is asking for the public's ideas to help preserve historic buildings and other sites in Kentucky.

Bluegrass Trust For Historic Preservation

Two houses in Lexington that have so much history between each other are both turning 200 this weekend.

Pikeville To Get $15K To Restore York House

Aug 10, 2014

The city of Pikeville is getting $15,000 to go toward the restoration of an historic house.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two buildings owned by the University of Kentucky, a vacant bus station and courthouse, two churches, several historic houses, and a building more than 200 years old make up this year’s list of endangered properties highlighted by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.