Rescuing Two Iconic Black Churches in Kentucky

Rescuing Two Iconic Black Churches in Kentucky

Since 2022, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund has been supporting historic Black churches and their congregations through our Preserving Black Churches program. Major structural decline, damage from climate change and natural disasters, and other...
Ray Black & Son Recognized with Preservation Awards

Ray Black & Son Recognized with Preservation Awards

The Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards are Kentucky’s most distinguished celebration of historic preservation excellence. Named for Kentucky’s first state historic preservation officer, the awards have been given since 1979 for the...
Look for the helpers

Look for the helpers

Look for the helpers. Recently, the Kentucky Heritage Council – SHPO, design professionals and Kentucky Main Street directors visited with local officials in Eastern Kentucky to discuss a plan of action for historic properties damaged by the flooding....
St. James AME Church: A Symbol of Resiliency and Hope

St. James AME Church: A Symbol of Resiliency and Hope

On the night of December 10, 2021, an EF4 tornado—part of a supercell storm that produced the longest-tracked tornado system in history—tore through the city of Mayfield, Kentucky. The tornado wove a path of destruction through four states and caused the loss of 89...
Sprocket opens new innovation hub in Paducah

Sprocket opens new innovation hub in Paducah

A former warehouse within an old Coca-Cola bottling factory has taken on new life in Paducah, Kentucky. The 9,000-square-foot space is now home to Sprocket, a nonprofit organization with ambitious goals to advance the tech economy in the city home to just over 27,000...