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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 challenges have threatened these religious and cultural centers which are central to their local communities and Black history across the United States.

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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. Ray Black & Son is proud to announce our own Chris Black was recognized this year with the Service to Preservation award.

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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.

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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 people.

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Welcome to the Hotel Metropolitan!

Welcome to the Hotel Metropolitan!

Meet Betty Dobson, a remarkable woman that helped preserve the Hotel Metropolitan, a historic hotel in Paducah, that offered African American travelers a safe place to stay during the Jim Crow era.

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