Main Street program to hold conference in west Kentucky – Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

The Kentucky Main Street Program will host its Fall Oct. 17 to 20 in Western Kentucky and showcase historic buildings and successful rehabilitation and downtown revitalization projects in Paducah, Murray, Cadiz, Princeton and Guthrie.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park will host the meeting, which draws local KYMS directors and board members from across the state.

“Just as we did last year in Eastern Kentucky, the goal of this year’s conference is to share best practices with one another and learn about all the great things taking place in the western part of the state,” said Kitty Dougoud, Kentucky Main Street Program administrator. “We have a wonderful and diverse network of Main Street communities, each with unique characteristics that provide great educational opportunities to see our Main Street trainings in action.”

During the conference participants will tour the Janice Mason Art Museum and Colonial Revival Post Office in Cadiz; the historic Princeton Tourism Center and then in Guthrie the Transportation Museum and Welcome Center, c1872 Opera House and Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum.

The goal of Kentucky Main Street is to encourage downtown revitalization, public-private partnerships, and economic development within the context of historic preservation. Since the program’s inception, KYMS can document more than $3.9 billion of public-private investment throughout the Commonwealth. For more information, visit

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